Dean of Students
And the Beat Goes On: A resilient Vanderbilt community finds innovative ways to thrive amid the challenges of COVID-19
May. 14, 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives in countless ways, members of the Vanderbilt community have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the crisis.
Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.
Apr. 6, 2020—To support Vanderbilt community members, the Office of Student Care Coordination, the University Counseling Center, the Center for Student Wellbeing and the Employee Assistance Program have compiled tips on ways individuals can take care of their mental health and well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt student support services to facilitate physical, emotional and academic well-being are moving to a virtual environment, and now include SilverCloud.
Apr. 2, 2020—The Office of the Dean of Students continues to support Vanderbilt students—those remaining on campus as well as those now living and learning remotely—in response to the global novel coronavirus pandemic.
Mar. 19, 2020—Campus Dining leadership, general managers, chefs and staff are working around the clock to feed the students, residential faculty and support staff who remain on campus amid the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Mar. 8, 2020—Students who have had direct contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19, or who have traveled to China, South Korea, Iran or Italy, are not permitted to return to campus until they have completed a 14-day self-isolation period and been cleared to return to campus. Students are also encouraged to complete the self-report/monitoring survey if they have any reason to believe that their contacts or travels may have exposed them to COVID-19.
Aug. 29, 2019—The VU community is invited to take photos with Vanderbilt's national baseball championship trophy on Thursday, Sept. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. The trophy will be displayed in front of the newly designed entryway between Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall that features a Commodore Baseball backdrop.
Jul. 1, 2019—G.L. Black has been named to the new role of assistant provost and deputy dean of students. Black will report directly to Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas and will work with and across all areas of the Dean of Students, which comprise Community Standards and Student Support, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Residential Experience.
Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.
Apr. 9, 2018—The Healthy Minds Working Group has developed a set of recommendations to further guide the university in its mental health and wellbeing initiatives.