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Vanderbilt's EDGE Office is charged with providing leadership in the identification, recruitment, and retention of talented Ph.D. students from underrepresented groups.

Specifically, this means African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students across all fields, women in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields and some students whose background is classified as being both first-generation and low-income. While most of the work is still done at the college and department level, our job is to coordinate, supplement, and expand what faculty are already contributing to Vanderbilt's goal of recruiting and retaining talented young scholars from underrepresented groups.

Visit the VU EDGE website for more information.