Organizations & Identity Centers

Vanderbilt’s student organizations and identity centers enable students with shared interests to find one another in an environment that is supportive, welcoming and inclusive.

By bringing students together outside of the classroom, these organizations increase collective social mobility and provide additional opportunities for dialogue and immersion. Student organizations and identity centers enhance the vibrant Vanderbilt community and create opportunities for students to empower and learn from one another.



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Student Organizations

Vanderbilt is home to more than 500 registered student organizations, united in their goals to embrace students’ commonalities, activate engagement and strengthen the Vanderbilt community. Specific organizations range from and other forms of shared governance to special interest groups like the Geology Club, Running Club and Vanderbilt Piano Society, among many others, to official associations like the American Medical Student Association and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

The Office of Student Organizations is committed to helping each group register, clarify their objectives, manage their finances and reach their full potential. In addition, the office provides training to organization leaders and coaches while continually introducing students to new opportunities through the Student Involvement portal and the annual Student Involvement Fair.

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