University resources available following strong storms and tornadoes

Dear Vanderbilt community,

Please know that the university’s resources are available to you should you need assistance after the strong storms and tornadoes that moved through the region.

Our thoughts are with you, and with those in some of the hardest hit areas, such as our neighbors in Kentucky.

We are still assessing any potential impact for the university and our community members, but at this time have no reports of damage either to the campus or community members’ homes.

We recognize that many of you may still be determining to what extent you have been affected.

Vanderbilt community members who have been impacted should reach out to the following resources for support.


Eric Kopstain
Vice Chancellor for Administration

Tracey George
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

G.L. Black
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

University Resources

Dean of Students

Office of Student Care Coordination
Rand Hall, Suite 305
615-343-WELL (9355)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Student Hardship Fund

The Student Hardship Fund supports the immediate needs of students experiencing hardships as a result of events, such as a natural disaster or the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund supports unexpected expenses for undergraduate, graduate and professional students with demonstrated need, like last-minute airline tickets, housing, meals, technology needed for online learning and other necessities.

To request funding, students should send an email to with their funding request.

Vanderbilt Hardship Fund
Administered by Work/Life Connections-EAP
Beneficiaries – Employees, including postdocs, who are full-time and have been employed by Vanderbilt at least one year.
615-936-1327 (to make an appointment)

Graduate Academic Life Coach

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

International Student & Scholar Services

University Counseling Center
2015 Terrace Place
Drop-In Consultations available

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