Student Center For Social Justice And Identity

  • Afro-ARTivism: An Evening of Art and Hip-Hop

    ‘An Evening of Art and Hip-Hop’ at NMAAM Feb. 2

    Vanderbilt’s Student Center for Social Justice and Identity, Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center, Peabody College and Blair School of Music will host “Afro-ARTivism: An Evening of Art and Hip-Hop” on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the National Museum of African American Music’s Feature Gallery. The event will honor the artistic contributions of Black Vanderbilt and Nashville community members while highlighting the concept of Black Resistance, the 2023 national theme of Black History Month.  Read More

    Jan 19, 2023

  • Pedro Rosales-Diaz book

    ‘Dreams Through Shadow and Light’: Discussion and book signing with Pedro Rosales-Diaz Nov. 8

    Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies, Student Center for Social Justice and Identity, and Immersion Vanderbilt will host a discussion and book signing featuring Vanderbilt undergraduate student Pedro Rosales-Diaz, author of Dreams Through Shadow and Light, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Community Space. Read More

    Oct 31, 2022

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    Vanderbilt to launch Banned Books Initiative with reception, panel discussion

    Recent policies and legislation across the U.S. have made the reading and teaching of banned books even more difficult in K–12 classrooms and libraries. To help the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities navigate these changes, several offices across Vanderbilt have collaborated on a Banned Books Initiative featuring a series of events offered throughout the academic year. Read More

    Sep 19, 2022

  • SCSJI Block Party

    Block party to kick off Latin American and Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15

    Join the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multicultural Community Space for Caribbean and Latin American food, live music, dancing and cultural activities to celebrate the start of Latin American and Hispanic Heritage Month. Read More

    Sep 7, 2022

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    Diermeier applauds staff’s vital role, presents awards during Spring Staff Assembly

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier paid tribute to Vanderbilt staff’s “spirit of continual growth” and their role in advancing the university's educational mission during his remarks at the fourth annual staff assembly on May 23. Read More

    May 25, 2022

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    Registration open for 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremonies

    Vanderbilt’s graduating seniors are encouraged to participate in this year’s Graduate Recognition Ceremonies for specific identity groups as part of the university’s 2022 Commencement celebrations. Read More

    Mar 25, 2022

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    Inaugural SCSJI Empowerment Summit set for March 20

    The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity invites students to attend its inaugural Empowerment Summit on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. This year’s summit, with the theme “Create, Act, Rest and Empower (C.A.R.E.),” will feature actor and activist Kendrick Sampson for a keynote address as well as several rounds of interactive sessions on the importance of community activism and holistic wellness. Read More

    Feb 1, 2022

  • iDialogues

    iDialogues program accepting applications through Jan. 31

    The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity's iDialogues program is a 10-week educational series that creates an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to engage in intergroup dialogue through the lens of social group identity, power dynamics, conflict and community. Read More

    Jan 21, 2022

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    Vanderbilt Giving Tuesday to emphasize belonging and inclusion

    Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, when Vanderbilt will shine a spotlight on some of the initiatives that help support its incredible and diverse community. Alumni, donors, friends and community members are invited to make a gift to advance belonging and help create an inclusive campus where everyone can grow to their full potential. Read More

    Nov 29, 2021

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    New Multicultural Community Space celebrates grand opening

    The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity joined with campus and community partners to host a grand opening Oct. 27 of the Multicultural Community Space, an exciting new venue created for students in more than 30 student organizations that are part of the Multicultural Leadership Council or are supported by SCSJI. Read More

    Nov 4, 2021


    Vanderbilt celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month

    While Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month is officially celebrated in May, Vanderbilt's celebration takes place annually during the fall semester from October to early November. APIDA is a celebration honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi Americans. Read More

    Oct 10, 2021

  • Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021; kickoff celebration is Sept. 16

    Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, honors the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will recognize the month with a series of programs and events. Read More

    Sep 15, 2021

  • Celebrate Diverse 'Dores Day

    Celebrate Diverse ‘Dores Day Sept. 9

    Diverse ’Dores Day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to all Vanderbilt students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars. Read More

    Sep 1, 2021

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    New Multicultural Community Space to open on campus this fall

    A new community space for multicultural student organizations and their leaders to gather will open on campus this fall, the Office of the Dean of Students and the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity have announced. The Multicultural Community Space also will serve as an additional location for events, programming and storage for these groups. Read More

    Jun 25, 2021

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    Vanderbilt mentor and campus leader Frank E. Dobson to return to his alma mater

    After more than 15 years as a beloved campus mentor and leader at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Frank E. Dobson Jr. is returning to his alma mater, Bowling Green State University. He will leave his role as associate dean of The Ingram Commons in mid-June. Read More

    Jun 2, 2021

  • Chancellor Daniel Diermeier (center) and 2021 graduates in the Posse Scholars Program and their mentors at the recognition ceremony on May 14. (Vanderbilt University)

    Class of 2021 graduates celebrated at recognition ceremonies May 13–14

    A number of Vanderbilt graduates participated in recognition ceremonies supported by the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence May 13–14 as part of the university’s 2021 Commencement celebrations. Read More

    May 19, 2021

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    Ashley Brown named director of Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

    Ashley Brown, who has strong experience in social justice education and student engagement, has been named the new director of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity. Read More

    Jan 22, 2021

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    OIE and Identity Centers, Center for Student Wellbeing, UCC partner for election week programming Nov. 2–9

    The Office for Inclusive Excellence and Identity Centers are partnering with the University Counseling Center and Center for Student Wellbeing to provide the time and space for students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff to be in community with one another Nov. 2–9. Read More

    Nov 2, 2020

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    Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

    November is Native American Heritage Month. The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity is hosting a series of events under the theme #LandBack, meant to focus on the importance of land and sovereignty for native and indigenous communities. Read More

    Nov 1, 2020

  • Indigenous Peoples Day

    Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and Día de la Raza Oct. 12

    Join Vanderbilt's celebration recognizing the ongoing existence, contributions and narratives of Latinx and Indigenous peoples in our society on Monday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. Read More

    Oct 9, 2020