The purpose of the Mental Health Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (MHBoR&R) outlines the Vanderbilt University community’s ideals and aspirations for providing mental health care to its students, as well as student responsibilities in the mental health care process and system. Students are encouraged to use the MHBoR&R in conversation with their Student Care Network providers when discussing their mental health needs and expectations. The MHBoR&R is not binding for any parties, but rather reflects Vanderbilt’s commitment to provide quality mental health care for its students.


The MHBoR&R was developed through an in-depth collaboration between the Graduate Student Council, the Graduate School, the Office of the Dean of Students, Vanderbilt Student Government, the University Counseling Center, the Student Care Network, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Chancellor, and other University community members. It is intended to be a living document, and any future changes should undergo a robust process of discussions with relevant stakeholders, including those listed above.


If you have questions about the MHBoR&R, please reach out to the Student Health & Wellness Committee Chair, GeGe Clements, at