A message from the Dean of Students concerning Hurricane Sandy

Dear Students:

Hurricane Sandy has severely affected communities in the Caribbean Sea and on the eastern coast of the United States. Our thoughts are with those affected by this massive storm. This may be a difficult time for many of you, whose families and friends may be in the path of this storm or who may have already experienced losses and are struggling to cope and to come to terms with these events.

The staff of the Psychological and Counseling Center (322-2571) and the Office of Religious Life (322-2457) are available to speak with students about the hurricane’s aftermath. Undergraduates who have been affected by the storms and who have financial aid concerns should contact the Office of Financial Aid (322-3591), and financial aid recipients should ask to speak with their financial aid officers.  Graduate and professional students with financial aid concerns should contact their schools’ student services officer.  Campus residents may contact their resident advisers or the Office of Housing and Residential Education (322-2591) for assistance. The Office of Active Citizenship and Service (343-7878) will begin meeting with leaders from student community service groups, Vanderbilt Student Government and the Multicultural Leadership Council to plan our campus response to Hurricane Sandy. Groups or individuals interested in lending a hand with these relief efforts should contact the Office of Active Citizenship and Service.

Students needing assistance may always contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 322-6400 or deanofstudents@vanderbilt.edu. Again, please know that we are here to help you.

Mark Bandas
Associate Provost and Dean of Students