Statement from Chancellor Diermeier on events in Ukraine; university resources available

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has issued the following statement related to developments in Ukraine:

“Our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected as we watch this terrible and heartbreaking situation in Ukraine unfold. Vanderbilt stands in support of all members of our university community impacted by these events, especially those with connections to the region, and we have reached out to those groups individually. There are many resources available to all community members during this crisis, which you can find below. As One Vanderbilt, we must come together during such tragic times to offer support and compassion to one another.”

University resources

If you have an urgent need to meet with a counselor, the University Counseling Center has urgent care counseling available by calling 615-322-2571. Students can be connected to an urgent care counselor Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and after hours and on weekends.

The UCC also offers drop-in consultations, where students have easy access to informal, confidential consultations with UCC counselors who can provide insight, solutions and referrals to other campus partners. Students can find the schedule for drop-in consultations here.

The Student Care Network also offers international students access to My SSP, which provides free, confidential counseling services and support and is available in a number of different languages. Students can access real-time support by phone and/or live chat (no appointment needed), or ongoing scheduled virtual appointments, by downloading the My SSP app or calling 1-866-743-7732.

The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life is available to students, faculty and staff of any faith and offers a GriefNet Support Network as needed. The center also can provide information about prayer spaces on campus, student-led religious associations and places of worship in the Nashville community.

The Center for Student Wellbeing has support services that focus on student health, including meditation sessions and academic and well-being coaching.

Faculty and staff can call the Employee Assistance Program at 615-936-1327 for a confidential appointment.