When someone says “the college experience,” what thoughts pop in your head? Perhaps you met your best friend by participating in a student organization while you attended college, or maybe the skills and network you developed from a group helped you secure your first job after graduation.
Being engaged in campus life exposes students to new people, ideas, cultures, and more; it’s a chance to develop both personally and professionally. As such, Next Steps encourages students to explore campus life opportunities with the 600 plus student organizations in which they become interested. A few examples of campus life opportunities are intramurals, Alternative Break Service Trips, and student dance clubs. Our students have access to nearly all student organizations, along with the campus offices and services offered to Vanderbilt students.
All new students participate in the Vanderbilt University Best Buddies chapter in their first semester, and have the option to continue on in subsequent semesters. New students also participate in Vanderbilt Visions and Common VU Orientation with all other new Vanderbilt students in their first semester.