Skip to main content

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID.  Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required in order to work at Vanderbilt University.  Have questions? Check out our FAQs.

Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/.


Vanderbilt University is a place where everyone can reach their full potential. Our priorities are guided by our collegial and inclusive culture, our collaborative approach to discovery, and our mission to provide an empowering education that changes lives for the better.

Human Resources makes this mission possible—through our services, innovation and commitment to fostering a diverse and highly talented community of colleagues.

We are dedicated to ensuring that our employees can:

  • Benefit from our  “One Vanderbilt” approach, as part of a wide-ranging yet wholly united community comprised of ten distinct schools and colleges, specialized divisions and departments;
  • Experience inclusive programming, shared governance and a work culture that enables employees to be their  best and most authentic selves, while also providing opportunities for learning and growth;
  • Feel empowered and equipped to  engage and make a difference, regardless of their title or position, through personal development, teamwork and meaningful relationships within their team and across our university.