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Diversity

Vanderbilt students on campus

"Vanderbilt is about striving for excellence. Diversity of backgrounds, ideas and approaches helps us get there."Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos


Vanderbilt celebrates a rich diversity of thought and identity. Our residential community offers a unique academic and social experience, where students, faculty, and staff come together to form a dynamic community. 

Douglas Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, says "We recognize that top students can be found among all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, and our recruiters work hard to identify them and to make them aware of the opportunities available to Vanderbilt students."

Diversity is nothing new here. We opened our doors to men and women in 1875, fielded the first black athlete in the SEC, and our students created Alternative Spring Break and Project Head Start. Use the links below to explore the student organizations and campus resources that contribute to our community.