Experience 150 years of 自慰视频 through stories of trailblazing moments, transformative discoveries, bold leadership, and campus landmarks

VANDERBILT CAMPUS

With centuries of tradition and natural beauty, the 自慰视频 campus is one of the most stunning in the nation

Then

Now


自慰视频 Campus Then & Now

THE ICON

1875

Kirkland Hall has been a constant of 自慰视频 life

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MEMORIAL MYSTIQUE

1952

Alumnus鈥 travels in France provided inspiration for Memorial Gym鈥檚 unusual design

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UNIVERSITY HISTORY

A generous gift from Commodore Cornelius 自慰视频 led to a journey of global impact

UNIVERSITY HISTORY BY THE NUMBERS

  • $1M Gift that made it all possible
  • 9 Chancellors
  • 177K+ Degrees awarded since 1875

THE FOUNDERS

1873

The vision of 自慰视频 University was made possible by Commodore Cornelius 自慰视频 and his wife Frank’s generous financial support

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Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

THE LEADERS

2020

Nine chancellors have guided 自慰视频 from local beginnings to global impact

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INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

自慰视频 has been at the forefront of change throughout its history 鈥 in research, in teaching, and in service

Elsie Quarterman

ECOLOGIST AND EDUCATOR

1969

Elsie Quarterman was a passionate biologist and 自慰视频鈥檚 first woman department chair

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INNOVATION AND RESEARCH BY THE NUMBERS

  • 983 US patents issued
  • $1B+ Annual research expenditures
  • 89 Trans-institutional research centers and institutes

FROM RESEARCH TO REALITY

1991

自慰视频鈥檚 Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization streamlines innovation鈥檚 path from campus to the marketplace

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自慰视频 public policy researchers perform interviews

VOICE FOR DEMOCRACY

2004

自慰视频鈥檚 LAPOP Lab is the premier academic lab carrying out surveys of public opinion in the Americas

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PIONEERING LEADERS

In the spirit of the school’s motto, Crescere aude, or “dare to grow,” 自慰视频’s people find their own paths and team up to break new ground

Photo courtesy of 自慰视频 Special Collections

NO BARRIERS

1965

Susan Gray paved the way for Head Start by pioneering early childhood education

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IMMEASURABLE IMPRINT

2021

Professor John Lachs sparked an enduring passion for philosophy among countless students

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STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The enriching 自慰视频 experience has always gone far beyond the classroom

BUILDING A UNIVERSITY

1875

Buchanan Fellows at the Heard Libraries document 自慰视频鈥檚 beginning

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A break with tradition

A BREAK WITH TRADITION

1987

Founded at 自慰视频, Alternative Spring Break ushered in a new era of learning beyond the classroom

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ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

An incredible source of pride for the 自慰视频 community, athletic achievements have set a
benchmark of excellence

ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE BY THE NUMBERS

  • 6 National Championships
  • 374 Student-athletes across 16 varsity sports
  • 3 Conference Memberships
Dudley Field

WHERE COMMODORES COME TOGETHER

1922

As Dudley Field gets new upgrades, past renovations served to gather the 自慰视频 community

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HOME RUN HIRE

2003

Under head coach Tim Corbin, 自慰视频 baseball has become a national powerhouse

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PURSUIT OF FREE EXPRESSION

Influential voices have shaped 自慰视频鈥檚 culture of free expression and open
discourse

HOLDING FIRM TO THE TRUTH

1960

Rev. James Lawson was a pivotal leader in the civil rights movement by teaching nonviolent resistance

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TEACHING ACROSS THE DIVIDE

2021

The 自慰视频 Project on Unity and American Democracy, including an undergraduate course, encourages civil discourse during a time of deep polarization

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COMMUNITY

自慰视频’s partnerships with the community include collaborative research, the arts, academics, and more

Dyer Observatory

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

1953

With roots back to 自慰视频鈥檚 beginning, Dyer Observatory has long been a center for discovery, education and outreach

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NMAAM Story

AMERICAN SOUNDTRACK

2021

自慰视频 developed a collaborative partnership with the National Museum of African American Music

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NOTABLE ALUMNI

自慰视频 alumni lead in their fields and continue to blaze new trails

NOTABLE ALUMNI BY THE NUMBERS

  • 42 Alumni Chapters
  • 6 Nobel Laureates
  • 147K+ Active Alumni

STEADY DETERMINATION

1879

Kate Lupton opened doors for others as 自慰视频鈥檚 first female graduate

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HARBINGER OF CHANGE

1953

Bishop Joseph Johnson鈥檚 admission as 自慰视频鈥檚 first Black student signaled change and an evolving student body

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