Everything you need to know about getting involved

With so many organizations and programs on campus, it can be difficult to know which ones are the best fit for you—or even where to start. We’ve got you covered! Check out this list of ways to get involved at Vanderbilt:  


  • Have you signed up for Anchor Link yet? It’s a crucial tool for finding student organizations that align with your interests. It also helps leaders engage with members, publicize campus events, promote important news and receive applications for a new organization.



  • The Ingram Commons supports various educational, social and cultural events throughout the year. As you become more acclimated to campus, there are opportunities to work with faculty, staff and other students to shape events and build community. Joining the Commons Leadership Council is also a way to meet others. 


  • For transfer students and upper-division students, there are a number of offerings to continue your educational journey and get involved in your new home.  
  • Residential colleges are a type of on-campus student residence where your academic experience is folded into residential life. You can join a college council to help create opportunities for residents. There are also joint in-house events that foster unity and togetherness while ensuring that each resident is positioned for personal success. 
  • Living learning communities, or LLCs, provide opportunities for students with similar educational interests to live together in structured learning environments. Upper-division students from any school or discipline are welcome. LLCs also provide opportunities for students to live in a gender-neutral environment should they desire. 


Vanderbilt has countless student centers where you can study, meet with friends and utilize resources each of the centers has to offer.  

  • Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center serves as the epicenter of the Black experience at Vanderbilt and offers innovative programming, resources and fellowship opportunities. 
  • Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space that provides resources and educational programming for women and all members of the Vanderbilt community who actively resist sexism and all forms of oppression. 
  • K.C. Potter Center is a cultural center, a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. 
  • The Center for Spiritual and Religious Life nurtures a community where students, faculty and staff are invited to experience hospitality, engage in discovery and practice generosity.  


Check out these additional places to get involved at Vanderbilt:  

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