Vanderbilt University

The QuestBridge Scholars Network at Vanderbilt

Welcome to the Vanderbilt QSN Chapter page! Founded in 2014, the Vanderbilt QSN Chapter is a more recent addition to the Quest Family, and we are growing ever year! We aim to build a strong community while placing our identities firmly as QuestBridge Scholars through community service, social events, and reflection. Our chapter stands strong with high participation and passion for QuestBridge, as well as official recognition by the university.

Our chapter is active with Quest Mentoring Families, service opportunities, and fun events to help combat the stress that often comes with college. Not only do we have a strong peer support, but also we are connected with Vanderbilt’s new Office of Transition Programs through Tassany Henderson, who focuses on transfer, first generation, and low-income students. We also have an amazing connection to admissions, Director John Gaines, who is always more than happy to help our chapter out.

Recently, our chapter has aimed to become more service oriented. We’ve volunteered at the Nashville Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter, served at the Ronald McDonald House, and helped out at Book ‘Em, a nonprofit organization that provides educational materials to underserved schools. This past year, we’ve also started to work on becoming more integrated into the Vanderbilt community and sharing our unique experiences, by participating in the Vanderbilt-run Tunnel of Oppression, a way for marginalized groups to tell their stories and for others to listen and ask questions. As a chapter, we’re also big on community-building. As we continue to grow, we’re excited to start up new traditions, such as our first annual gingerbread house competition at our Holiday Party. Here at Vandy, YOU have the potential to shape our chapter, and we’re excited to see how much this chapter will grow.