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The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

The BCC is a home away from home. It offers cultural and educational programming, student support, and community outreach and service. The center promotes respect, understanding, and greater appreciation for cultural and racial diversity.

Rosevelt Noble, Assistant Dean of Students, Director
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

University Chaplain and Religious Life

Religious Life seeks to function in an educational capacity, not only for those students and groups who are traditionally religious, but by way of raising ethical questions and issues of value and character among the student body as a whole. Because we seek to educate the “whole person,” we view ethical and spiritual formation as integral to the University’s overall educational mission and religious life as an important dimension of the co-curriculum made possible by the Dean of Students office.

Mark Forester, University Chaplain & Director of Religious Life
401 24th Avenue South

Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence

IICC promotes an environment of cultural competence, inclusivity, and awareness, through the programming initiatives and training for students, faculty, and staff which promote social justice, an ability to initiate and participate in constructive conversations surrounding difference. IICC provides structured support to students and student organizations.

Greg Fontus, Assistant Director

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Intersex (LGBTQI) Life

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life is a cultural center and a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. LGBTQI Life serves all members of the Vanderbilt community — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — by creating educational, cultural, and social opportunities. The office also supports and advises LGBTQI-related campus groups and activities.

Chris Purcell, Director; The K.C. Potter Center
Euclid (312) West Side Row

Transition Programs

Transition Programs seek to help connect students to various campus resources, provide social and academic support, and to help ensure that students making the transition to college (such as first-generation and transfer students) are able to successfully transition to become thriving members of the Vanderbilt student community.

Christiana M. Russell, Director

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space for all members of the Vanderbilt community; it acknowledges and actively resists sexism, racism, homophobia, and all forms of oppression while advocating for positive social change.

Rory Dicker, Director
Franklin (316) West Side Row