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Student Organizations

Student Groups

  • Al’s Pub

    Fosters community through happy hour and collaborative events with other groups.

  • Black Seminarians

    Focuses on the unique experience of black American seminarians. (Inclusive to all students)

  • Eco-Concerns

    Addresses theological and ethical engagement of environmental issues. (Inactive)

  • Economic Empowerment Coalition

    Raises awareness on economic issues in Nashville and at Vanderbilt (e.g. living wage movement, worker justice, ect.) (Inactive)

  • GABLE

    Addresses issues of homophobia and heterosexism in religious life, society, and the academy. 

  • Goodmen 

    Supports the social, economic, educational, and political empowerment of male students of color preparing them to engage with academic, corporate, and nonprofit communities. 

  • Latin@/American@ Seminarians
    Seeks to create a communal space to embody and affirm diverse Latin@/American@ cultures.

  • Marginalia: To the Least of These
    Bears witness to the needs and experiences of the Nashville homeless community (Inactive)
  • Methodist Student Association

    Provides opportunity for mutual support and spiritual edification of United Methodists.

  • Office of Women's Concerns

    Encourages discussion and awareness of women’s issues. 

  • PAUSE - Providing Alternative Understanding and Self Exploration 
    Seeks to provide a safe space for atheist, agnostic, agnostic, non-deist, and other non-traditionals (Inactive)
  • POIESIS 

    Focuses on student creativity and allowing for artistic growth, expression, and incorporation within VDS. 

  • Presbyterian Student Association (Inactive)
  • Project Pyramid
  • Sacred Borders (formerly known as Mosaic)
    Promotes dialogue and understanding amongst religious traditions

  • SHADES -  Serving, Helping, and Affirming the Diversity in Every Sista’
    Promotes awareness of the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of black women’s experiences.

  • Students Exploring Chaplaincy (SEC)
    Open to anyone interested in learning about all the unique ministry opportunities in chaplaincy.

  • The Society of Cornelius
    Supports and enhances the religious lives of its members through the resources of the Catholic Church. (Inclusive of all students, especially Lutheran, Episcopal and Orthodox)  
  • Taste 

    Promotes the exploration at the intersection of food, culture, and spirituality. (Inactive)

  • Translation

    Promotes dialogue around self-identity and vocational discernment. (Inactive)

  • Vader - Vanderbilt Advocates for Disabilities Education and Research 
    Interested in bringing education and advocacy in the fields of disabilities to Vanderbilt (Inactive)

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