Student Resources

The Graduate School is committed to supporting students by providing resources for academic, professional, and personal development.

Resources for Graduate Student Academic and Personal Concerns

Students looking for assistance with concerns ranging from program-specific academic questions to mental health and well-being support should begin with the chart of Graduate Student Academic and Personal Concerns. The APC chart takes students through the process of identifying and contacting resources, based on their unique situations.

Vanderbilt Resources: Health & Wellness

Graduate students can manage stress by utilizing available resources for academic, financial, and personal wellbeing.

  • Student Care Network

    The Student Care Network is a holistic network of services and resources pertaining to health and wellness available to all Vanderbilt University students. These resources are funded in part by the Student Health Fee.

    Vanderbilt University prioritizes mental health care for its diverse student population. Each student is assigned a Care Coordinator to navigate the resources within the Vanderbilt Student Care Network and support referral to an outside provider if necessary. Services are accessible to every student at a reasonable cost until a mental health clinical review panel determines that a standard of care is reached or facilitated by an outside provider. Vanderbilt University considers mental health coverage when selecting a student health insurance option. Each student has the opportunity to provide input and comment on proposed changes to mental health services through elected liaisons in student government bodies.

  • The Mental Health Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

    The Mental Health Bill of Rights was developed through a collaboration between the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, the Office of the Dean of Students, the University Counseling Center, the Student Care Network, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Chancellor, and other University community members. It is intended to be a living document, and any future changes should undergo a robust process of discussions with relevant stakeholders, including those listed above.

    You can find the full Mental Health Bill of Rights here.

Community Resources

The Graduate School strongly encourages students and students’ partners/families to get involved with the larger Vanderbilt community by connecting with student organizations and finding networks of support.

  • Student Organizations

    Vanderbilt has over 400 student organizations, many of those specifically for graduate students. Student organizations range from identity-based groups to discipline-specific groups and affinity groups.

    Learn more about all the ways to get involved.

  • Family Support

    Vanderbilt has several resources to support students with families and the Graduate School strongly encourages students and students’ partners/families to get involved with the larger Vanderbilt community by finding networks of support.

    Read more about the various ways Vanderbilt supports families.

  • Community Involvement

    Students take an active role in the Nashville community. You can join the action through the Graduate Student Council community events or by checking out Hands on Nashville, the easiest way to find a Nashville volunteer opportunity.


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  • Broadview at Vanderbilt

    Opening in Fall 2023, the Broadview at Vanderbilt offers Graduate and Professional Student Housing adjacent to campus.

    Located just steps from the Vanderbilt University campus in downtown Nashville, The Broadview at Vanderbilt invites graduate and professional students into a community of collaboration and elevated living space. They offer studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with features such as a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, upgraded appliances, hardwood-inspired floors, and washer/dryer. The Broadview at Vanderbilt also has the best in on-site amenities, from a 24-hour fitness and wellness center, an on-site coffee shop and grocer, multiple collaboration and study spaces, to an outdoor BBQ area and media room. The inclusive student community is conveniently located just a short walk, bike, or bus ride away from campus and all the exciting dining, shopping and entertainment of downtown Nashville. Learn more about the Broadview.

    The Broadview is a lower-cost housing option with popular amenities and easy access to campus. While it is not university-owned and operated, our intent, through public-private partnership, is to support an additional choice for Vanderbilt graduate and professional students as they seek housing in the city.

  • Off-Campus Referral Service

    To support the housing needs of new and continuing graduate students, the Office of Housing and Residential Education provides a web-based Off Campus Referral Service. The website includes advertisements by landlords looking specifically for Vanderbilt-affiliated tenants, as well as by Vanderbilt students looking for roommates. Students may also post “wanted” ads seeking roommate or housemate situations.To access the service, just use the Vanderbilt Off Campus Referral Service.  

  • myVU Classifieds

    Visit myVU Classifieds for apartments, furniture, pet sitters and more. Ads are posted by Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and alumni.