Peabody Student Organizations

Student organizations create opportunities for community engagement, leadership development, learning, service, and fostering of shared interests.What ever your passions or pastimes, chances are there's a Peabody student organization for you.

Peabody Honor Council

All academic work at Vanderbilt University is conducted under the Honor Code. For the successful operation of the honor system, the cooperation of the whole student body is essential. It is the duty of each member of the student body to show his/her/their appreciation of the trust placed in him/ her/them under this system, not alone by his/her/their own conduct, but by his/her/their insistence on the absolute honesty of others in his/her/their class. It should be a point of honor among the various classes to hold their members to the standard of the University, and all students should be ready to report to the Honor Council anyone who may violate this trust, immediately and without discrimination.

New Student Fajita Party

Peabody Coalition of Black Graduates (PCBG)

The Peabody Coalition of Black Graduates is an organization geared towards students of color that seeks to provide social support to its members. PCBG also plays an integral role in the recruitment and retention of minority students on Peabody's campus. The organization holds several educational and social events throughout the year that are open to the greater Vanderbilt campus.


Queering Education & Development (Q.Ed.)

Through community-building, outreach, advocacy, social events, and education, Q.Ed. strives to make Peabody a safer, more inclusive environment for LGBTQI+ students and their allies. By educating and building relationships, Q.Ed. works to build a coalition of anti-oppressive and anti-racist LGBTQI+ and allied students who are socially accountable, engaged in their communities, and actively working to ensure the safety, acceptance, and affirmation of all identities on Peabody's campus.


Graduate Student Council Liaison

The Office of Student Engagement and Well-Being (OSEW) supports one graduate student council liaison yearly.

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) of Vanderbilt University serves currently enrolled graduate (Ph.D) students. It is a representative body consisting of one representative from each graduate department of the University. As an organization, GSC has two primary goals.

  • GSC coordinates academic, social, and other activities significant to the graduate community. We strive to promote community among graduate students, as well as graduate student integration into the university community. All graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in GSC meetings, parties, and academic events.
  • GSC works to ascertain and represent graduate student opinions and concerns, facilitating communication between graduate students, administration, and faculty.

Peabody Professional and Graduate Student Association

The Peabody Professional and Graduate Student Association is comprised of diverse student representatives from all Peabody departments and programs. The goals of PPGSA are to foster and promote student voice at Peabody; to advise and assist with student support programming; and, to advocate for student needs.

Questions about PPGSA should be directed to Elam Miller.


Undergraduate Peabody-specific Student Organizations

The Peabody Council is a rewarding way for undergraduate students to get involved with Peabody through meaningful leadership experiences. The Council itself works to ensure Peabody students are receiving the best education possible by:

  • Planning and promoting special events, information sessions, and community service opportunities for Peabody students and the Vanderbilt community at large
  • Advocating for the Peabody undergraduate population in Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG)  and voicing the concerns of students to administrators/faculty
  • Serving as intermediaries between students and faculty/administrators and promoting effective communication throughout Peabody College

Undergraduate students are invited to apply to the Council through VSG's elections each year.  

Heart Strings

Heart Strings is dedicated to joining service and creativity through various forms of fiber arts (crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, Rainbow Loom, etc.). We aim to both allow Vanderbilt students to explore new avenues of creativity and de-stress from academic responsibilities, while also donating these items to local children's hospitals. Overall, we strive to foster creativity by providing both the Vanderbilt community and children at local hospitals with an activity that they can pursue long-term.

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