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Commodore Connection | November 2021
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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.
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COVID-19 updates

As of Nov. 5, Vanderbilt University has updated its COVID-19 health and safety protocols in accordance with a new executive order issued by the White House. All health and safety information, including the COVID-19 weekly dashboard, can be found at We encourage you to check it regularly for updates on campus protocols.
Students share immersive research projects

Students share immersive research projects at Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair

The annual fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair was Sept. 30 and included virtual presentations as well as in-person presentations at the Student Life Center. The event gave 185 undergraduate students the opportunity to share their research using poster and slide presentations, with more than 225 faculty, students, staff, family and community members in attendance.
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Additional questions and answers from Conversation with the Chancellor

With limited time during the Family Weekend event with Chancellor Diermeier and other university leadership, we weren't able to address all submitted questions. For those we weren't able to answer live, please view additional questions and answers here. If you have any more questions about your student’s life at Vanderbilt, contact the Parents and Family office at or 877-887-2736.

A message from the Office of Greek Life

First year students are eligible to join Greek organizations in January, and many have been getting to know our Greek community through the fall semester. We encourage parents and family members to learn about the fraternity and sorority recruitment and intake process. You can find more about the process on the Office of Greek Life webpage and in the Greek Life Information Session presented during Family Weekend 2021 on the Vanderbilt YouTube channel.

It is important that students only consider membership in recognized organizations. It has come to our attention that students who were affiliated with the organization previously recognized as Delta Kappa Epsilon have been engaging in fraternity-like activities, including hosting off-campus social events and trying to recruit members. We strongly discourage people from affiliating or participating in activities with this group. To learn more about this specific issue, please review the recent letter sent to community members by the Office of Greek Life.
Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Save the date for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30

At Vanderbilt, our commitment to nurturing a culture of belonging underlies all that we do. This Giving Tuesday, we are highlighting some of the initiatives that help support our incredible Commodore community.

On Nov. 30, we invite you to make a gift to an area of campus that focuses on advancing equity, diversity and inclusion; or to any area of campus that is meaningful to you. Gifts of all sizes are truly appreciated and make an impact.

Join us on Giving Tuesday, as One Vanderbilt, to create genuine and lasting change and a more equitable world. Thank you for supporting your fellow ’Dores!
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Vanderbilt Business offerings for students and their families

The Owen School of Management provides programs ranging from Accelerator® Summer Business Immersion for undergraduates to one-year specialized master’s degrees in accounting, finance or marketing.
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Vanderbilt Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend the Vanderbilt Chapter Events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.

Nov. 16
Boston - Chancellor Reception

Dec. 1
Phoenix - Chancellor Reception
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Upcoming Virtual Events

Nov. 11
"Finding a Job You Love in the New Year" Career Webinar with Hallie Crawford, BS'95

Nov. 16
Young Alumni Speaker Series with Dixon McDonald, BA’11

Volunteer with Vanderbilt

Parents and families are an important part of our Vanderbilt community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities, such as participating in networking opportunities and volunteering at regional chapter events.
Volunteer Opportunities
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Parents and Family Programs
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