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Personal Support

The following offices provide various types of personal support to students. As well, you can always contact your CASPAR adviser, your RAs, Heads of House, and VUceptors if you have concerns.


Dean's Office, College of Arts and Science

In addition to providing academic support, the A&S Dean's Office can provide personal support to students through individual meetings with the advising deans. Students can reach out to the Dean's Office to discuss leaves of absence for personal or medical reasons, or other concerns they have.

Student Care Coordination

The first point of contact for students who 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.

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center (UCC) supports the mental health needs of Vanderbilt students, encouraging their work toward their academic and personal goals. The highly skilled and multidisciplinary staff develop evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique background and needs by working together with students, campus partners, and community providers. In order to  schedule an individual appointment, you will need to first meet with one of the Student Care Coordinators at the Office of Student Care Coordination.

Center for Student Wellbeing

The mission of the Center for Student Wellbeing (CSW) is to create a culture that supports the personal development and academic success of students using an integrative, holistic framework. In addition to academic support, the CSW offers personal support through individual meetings, recovery services, meditation, yoga, weekly wellness practices, skill-building workshops, and peer coaching.

Student Access Services

Student Access Services (SAS) provides support to students seeking or continuing with accommodations in the classroom and around campus. 

Office of Housing and Residential Education

The Office of Housing and Residential Experience provides safe, secure, comfortable, accessible and healthy housing for its residents. Programming for residents builds communities in which students’ social needs for belonging, friendship, recognition, respect and dignity are met.

Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life nurtures an inclusive community of communities consisting of diverse religious, spiritual, and secular perspectives, wisdom traditions, and worldviews where all students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and staff are invited to experience hospitality, to engage in discovery, and to practice generosity.

Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

The Mission of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) is to enhance the Vanderbilt experience of Black students, faculty, and staff by providing effective programming and resources to address the academic, cultural, well being, and social needs of the community being served.

Project Safe

The mission of the Project Safe Center is to provide information, support, referrals, and education about sexual and intimate partner violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking), as well as consent, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality to the Vanderbilt University community. Provides a crisis hotline for students needing immediate support in these areas. 

Office of LGBTQI Life/K.C. Potter Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt University is a cultural center, a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality.

Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center  

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space for women and for all members of the Vanderbilt community that actively resists sexism and all forms of oppression by providing resources and educational programming.

International Students and Scholars Services Office   

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) fosters the education and development of non-immigrant students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. ISSS provides advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters.