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 browsed Anchor Link yet? Vanderbilt has more than 475 registered student organizations to help you connect with our community, from organizations focused on service, culture, arts and religion to groups for sports, Greek life, student government and other special interests. Explore our organization directory on Anchor Link to find the group(s) for you. Need help finding an organization? Student Organizations, Leadership and Service (SOLS) can help! Complete our Student Involvement Appointment Form on Anchor Link to get started. Once that’s completed, SOLS will contact you for a meeting to go over relevant organizations. 


Vanderbilt’s Identity Centers foster community, belonging and personal growth. These centers provide students with a space to explore and express their identities, including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious background and more. 

  • Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center aims to enhance the Vanderbilt experience of Black students, faculty and staff by providing effective programming and resources to address the academic, cultural and social needs and the well-being of the community we serve
  • Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space for women and for all members of the Vanderbilt community that actively resists sexism and all forms of oppression by providing resources and educational programming 
  • K.C. Potter Center for LGBTQI Life 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 an interfaith community where students, faculty and staff are invited to experience hospitality, engage in discovery and practice generosity
  • Student Center for Social Justice & Identity fosters an environment of inclusion and multiculturalism by increasing student development around intercultural competence and social justice as well as promoting co-curricular programming that celebrates and recognizes the various cultures of the Vanderbilt student body   


  • Diverse ‘Dores Day is an annual event for students, faculty, staff and postdocs at Vanderbilt to learn about various social justice, identity and resource centers on campus and how they support Vanderbilt’s diverse population. This year’s event will be Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To participate, the Vanderbilt community can visit any of the offices listed below to earn giveaway items, food items and custom-made T-shirts.
    • Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
    • Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
    • Center for Student Wellbeing
    • International Student and Scholar Services
    • LGBTQI Life
    • Project Safe
    • Student Center for Social Justice & Identity
    • Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center