Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through programs, lectures, interactive teach-ins, community service projects and more as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.
Nov. 22, 2019—In support of Vanderbilt’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus, the university has announced a new series of educational workshops on unconscious bias. The workshops are customized to meet the unique needs of and issues affecting the Vanderbilt community.
Nov. 15, 2019—Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell has established a new committee charged with helping to foster equity, diversity and inclusion within each functional area at Vanderbilt.
Nov. 8, 2019—Dr. André L. Churchwell, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, co-led a half-day summit recently for black men interested in pursuing health professions. The event, co-led by Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College, attracted more than 100 high school and college students from across the state and region.
Oct. 28, 2019—Nominations are open for the 2019-20 Diversity Leadership Awards recognizing staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership that puts the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 25.
Oct. 21, 2019—Members of the Vanderbilt community celebrated the grand opening of the new National Pan-Hellenic Council House on Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The new house is part of the evolution of the West End Neighborhood.
Oct. 18, 2019—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted an intensive, four-day unconscious bias workshop for 16 faculty and staff members, equipping them to support others in fostering a culture of care, respect, inclusion and belonging at Vanderbilt.
Oct. 9, 2019—The second stop in a staff listening tour planned for the 2019-20 academic year will take place from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Kissam Center, Room C210.
Sep. 18, 2019—Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services Laura Nairon will host a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff throughout 2019-20. The first stop will be at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.
Wente announces new council to advance university’s efforts around diversity and inclusion; annual diversity reports released
Sep. 4, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced the details of a new council to advocate for diversity and inclusion across all areas of the university. The council’s work will be informed and guided by the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Diversity Report, released today.
Aug. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s senior leaders came together Aug. 28 for a daylong education workshop on unconscious bias. The event was conducted in support of the university’s commitment to embody the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and foster a culture of respect and belonging across campus.
Aug. 23, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente pledged to keep Vanderbilt on a strong path moving forward, with continued investments in faculty and the student experience, during her Fall Faculty Assembly address on Aug. 22.