Take a look around our House. This place is a home to Disciples who are preparing for ministry at Vanderbilt. Twenty or so Divinity students come together each year to share space and lives with one another. Whether walking the two blocks together to class or sharing lunch in the kitchen or studying together for an Ethics exam or playing a game in the Commons Room or helping a friend edit a major paper or working together on a ministry project, our students build incredible friendships that sustain them now and in future ministry. Our alumni/ae regularly profess that the House community was the best part of their time at Vanderbilt.
House Dinners are integral to our programming. About once a month, the House community gathers for a meal together with special guests as Disciple leaders, faculty in a less formal setting, and other guests.
Opening Retreat at the beginning of each school year sets the tone for monthly dinners. The retreat also helps residents to get to know one another and to facilitate harmonious living and learning together in a beloved community.
The Graduation Celebration is a tradition: family and friends gather before Commencement to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates as they complete their VDS degrees. The community enjoys a send-off that includes dinner, roasting by Housemates, and concluding remarks, blessings and benediction.
The Residents Handbook is the one-stop shop for everything you need to know about living in the Disciples House.
The DDH Interpersonal Conduct Policy and Procedure is our covenant as we work together for a safe environment that promotes well-being.