Community Standards & Student Support
Community Standards and Student Support promotes good citizenship and a culture of care and wellbeing within the Vanderbilt University community. This is accomplished by providing systematic and holistic education, outreach, and support services that aid and empower students in identifying and managing challenges that may impede academic or personal success; developing and implementing programs and training for faculty, staff, and students that focus on fostering and supporting mental, physical, and sexual health as well as resiliency and self-advocacy among students; educating the community on and serving as the central resource for students who have been impacted by sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence; addressing the needs of students who are in distress or have experienced a crisis or trauma, and connecting them to appropriate resources and services on campus; and setting and upholding community standards for students to encourage and facilitate accountability, respect, and responsible decision-making. Through our efforts, we seek to create a healthy and safe campus community in which students thrive academically and personally.
G.L. Black, Associate Dean
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The Center for Student Wellbeing is dedicated to helping students cultivate lifelong wellbeing practices. The staff is available for individual coaching appointments to help students develop and maintain skills that will contribute to personal and academic success. Students are also invited to use the meditation room for yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes, or for self-guided practice. Workshops are available on a variety of topics, including resiliency, time management, alcohol and other drug education, and healthy living. Vanderbilt Recovery Support, which provides support services for students who are recovering from substance use issues, is also housed at the Center.
Rachel Eskridge, Director
1211 Stevenson Center Lane
The Project Safe Center provides information, support, referrals, and education about sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking), effective consent, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality to the Vanderbilt University community. The Project Safe Center serves as a central resource for those impacted by sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence and can assist with navigating the University’s resource and support network, as well as external support and law enforcement resources.
Cara Tuttle Bell, Director
Cumberland (304) West Side Row
Crisis Hotline, 615-322-7233 (24/7/365)
The Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity promotes good citizenship in the Vanderbilt community through education. The office oversees the accountability system, advises the Undergraduate Honor Council, and ensures student and student organization compliance with community standards.
Mary Helen Davidson, Director
301 Rand Hall
The Office of Student Care Coordination at Vanderbilt is the central and first point of contact for any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student who may have an academic, personal, emotional, medical, and/or other concern. Student Care Coordinators individually assess each student’s needs and explore resources within Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network and/or the Nashville community to facilitate connections to the most appropriate supports. Because a successful plan may include multiple resources, Student Care Coordinators can provide continuity of care and accountability through supportive follow-up meetings with students to evaluate successes, barriers, and/or gaps in support.
Lisa Clapper, Director
Sarratt Student Center, Suite 100
The University Counseling Center offers services to all Vanderbilt students including crisis and trauma-informed care, short-term individual counseling, group psychotherapy (process and skill-building), psychiatric services, LD/ADHD assessment, alcohol and drug evaluations/counseling, biofeedback, and community outreach. Visit the Student Services page to learn more about the services offered at the UCC. The UCC also functions as a training facility. Each academic year, graduate practicum students, pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows train at the UCC. They receive supervision from our staff of licensed psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors.
Todd Weinman, Director
2015 Terrace Place