Campus Life

Students bowling at Rec Center
Students with Mr C
Intramural baseball

When someone says "the college experience," what thoughts pop in your head? Perhaps you met your best friend by participating in a student organization, 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 the 600-plus campus life opportunities in which they become interested. Students enrolled in Next Steps have access to nearly all student organizations, along with the campus offices and services offered to Vanderbilt students. Examples of campus life opportunities that students have participated in include intramuralsCircle K, Figure Skating Club, VAnime, and much more.

All new students are encouraged to participate in the Vanderbilt University Best Buddies chapter in their first semester and have the option to continue in subsequent semesters.  New students also participate in Vanderbilt Visions and Common VU Orientation with all other new Vanderbilt students in their first semester.