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What is EVOLVE?

EVOLVE helps you in the lifelong quest to become the best version of yourself. The program helps you to become aware of and foster the impact you can have as a leader on campus and in your chosen communities. Spend 8 weeks learning with over 30 of your peers. We want students who are interested in personal development and have a desire to lead positive change. A leader must be self-aware and EVOLVE will serve as the perfect medium for this adventure. Effective leaders will always be needed in every realm of life. What you learn by participating in EVOLVE will serve you throughout your academic and professional career.

What To Expect From EVOLVE

As an EVOLVEr students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about different leadership styles
  • Cultivate their personal leadership brand
  • Network with a community of emerging leaders at Vanderbilt
  • Develop leadership skills that will aid them in creating change in the Vanderbilt, Nashville, and global community

EVOLVE Fall 2017 Information

All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 unless otherwise noted.

September 3: Kickoff Retreat (12:00-4:00pm)

September 6

September 13

September 20

September 27

October 4

October 18

October 25: Graduation (6:00-9:00pm)


Congratulations Fall 2015 EVOLVE Class!

Ashley Artrip
Derek Brody
Nicole Budgell
Mary Casey
Tao Chen
Kayla Cooper
Kimberly Fievre
Christopher Finch
Christine Lim
Alexis McCullough
Jamal Merritt

Oluwatunmise Olowojoba
Savannah Prenger
Yue Qi
Ruchi Roy
Emily Sharp
Rachel Smith
Dylan Suth
Carluto Toussaint
Austin Yoders
Daier Yuan

Congratulations Spring 2015 EVOLVE Class!

Hannah Burrows

Zakiah Md Ismail

Claire Crosby

Mohamad Kamal bahri

Molly Williams

Horace Barker

Isabel Redleaf

Julia Mccorvey

Victoria Potter

Mark Michael Astarita

Ying Jin

Sharon Vanderpuye

Christina Prihoda

Xiao Zeng

Grey Campbell

Jacob Schultz

Jeffrey Yung

Swaramsi Katragadda

Amy Sweeney

Margaret Valachovic

Arrush Choudhary

Anissa Alexander

Congratulations to Inaugural Class of EVOLVE!

To learn more about the student EVOLVE experience, read Alisha Newton’s blogs:

EVOLVE-ing One Week at a Time
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Ethical, Service-Oriented and Supportive Leadership

The Fall 2014 EVOLVE Class

Check out this video recap of EVOLVE Fall 2014!


Ellen Andrew Kylie Carlson
Dana Dimodica Alisha Newton
Bryan Stromer Abigail Dillon
Lauren Pak Taniesha Williams
Tyler Marlin Monica Peacock
Megan Woodruff Emma Kissane
Chung-Wei Hsiao Jordan Pittman
Jacqueline Chirdo Ryan Ritchie
Giselle Poss Kevin Eapen
Amanda Schifino Hanna Lazarz
Vikas Pydas Anne Yanda
Shelby Brown Virginia Randall
Brianna Berry Emily Thermos
Elizabeth Mekbib Shawn Reilly
Lyle Li Shravan Rajasekaran
Lauren Montgomery Brittany Roth
Sungseek Kim