Vanderbilt Policies

Couples060312_0020-250x250.jpgWhether you are a patient, employee, faculty member, or family member, Vanderbilt’s policies have been carefully designed to support all members of the LGBTQ community. This starts with the University’s inclusive non-discrimination policy which includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and extends to all of our patient care policies (including visitation), employee guidelines, and approach to providing domestic partner and other employee benefits. Key policies are listed below.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Vanderbilt University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other University-administered programs; or employment. Read the complete policy.

Anti-Harrassment Policy

It is important that Vanderbilt University faculty, staff, and students enjoy an environment free from implicit and explicit behavior used to control, influence, or affect the wellbeing of any member of our community. This includes harassment of individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Read the complete policy.

Spousal Benefits

Vanderbilt offers benefits (health, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement) access to all spouses of employees, regardless of same-sex or different-sex status.

Medical Center Visitation

The hospital will not restrict, limit or otherwise deny family presence or visitation privileges on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  "Family" is defined by the patient. Read the complete policy.