About the Alumni Association

“I was a student for a few short years, but I am Vanderbilt for Life.”

You may not have realized it then, but on the day you were accepted to Vanderbilt you began a lifelong relationship with the university. Vanderbilt was committed to your success as a student then. It is equally committed—through the work of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association—to your continued success today.

Your Vanderbilt Alumni Association serves as a vital link between alumni, the university and each other. We encourage you to explore the Chapter program, volunteer opportunities, events and many other alumni programs designed to keep you Vanderbilt for life.

Our staff is always available to assist you, take comments and answer questions. Visit our contact us page to find the person most suited to help you.


Vision

To be invested in a Vanderbilt community that is connected to, enriched by and proud of its alumni.

Core Values
  • Excellence
  • Tradition
  • Commitment to service and giving back
  • Intellectual engagement
  • Accountability
  • Diversity
Strategic Plan

The goal of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association's (VAA) strategic plan for 2010–2015 is to be invested in a Vanderbilt Community that is understanding, engaging, supportive of Vanderbilt's mission of education and service and creating lifelong, meaningful connections, while celebrating alumni. In collaboration with the Vanderbilt Alumni Association (VAA) Board, alumni volunteers, campus partners, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), the VAA is committed to ensuring its place among the nation's model alumni associations.

The VAA is confident that this strategic plan will only strengthen the ties between Vanderbilt's more than 120,000 alumni, keeping them in touch with each other and with Vanderbilt. It is also our aim to be creative and innovative in offering ways for alumni to meaningfully bond with each other.

Strategic Goals
  • Provide meaningful, lifelong opportunities for alumni to engage and connect to Vanderbilt
  • Align alumni volunteer leadership and central Alumni Relations staff with shared purpose and strategic focus
  • Foster student relationships that build lifelong commitment to the university and an identity as a Vanderbilt alumna/us
  • Become a key, strategic partner with campus schools and departments through improved collaboration across the university to ensure the success of Vanderbilt
  • Provide strategic support to the university
Tools and Resources

Alumni Career Services program

The Alumni Career Services program offers an online job board and entire suite of career resources.


Stay Connected with Social Media

Stay connected to Vanderbilt by keeping your contact information current in VUconnect, become a fan of the Vanderbilt Alumni Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and join the Vanderbilt Alumni LinkedIn group.


Come Back — Homecoming / Reunion

Return to campus for the Homecoming/Young Alumni Reunion October 10–11. Updating your new address in VUConnect will ensure that you receive news on upcoming chapter activities.


Chapters

Get plugged into the Vanderbilt Chapter in your area—they’re in more than 35 places around the world! Make connections in your city by attending networking breakfasts or happy hours, fun and educational events, game-watching parties and much more. You never know how fellow alumni might connect you to the next great phase in your career! Ensure you receive invites for your area by updating your email and address.


Alumni Benefits and Discount Program

As alumni of Vanderbilt, there are a few benefits that are available to you. These benefits include helping you get fit and opportunities to continue your education after graduation.


Give Back

Pay it forward by giving back. Alumni gifts of all sizes help ensure current and future students have the same opportunities you had—and so much more.


Alumni Volunteers

Discover an alumni volunteer opportunity that matches your interests.


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