Vanderbilt Graduate Workers United

when we fight, we win

Past Actions

Fall 2021


Statement of Solidarity with University of Chicago Graduate Students United: VGWU released a statement of solidarity with Graduate Students United at University of Chicago and support of their ongoing protest against the unfairness and lack of transparency surrounding the Student Services Fee.


Spring 2021


Statement Against State Terror and Call for Termination of University-Police Ties: VGWU signed the “Statement Against State Terror and Call for Termination of University-Police Ties,” organized by University of Minnesota graduate students after the public lynching of George Floyd.


Spring 2020


Statement of Solidarity with Chinese Graduate Students: public statement in opposition to Sens. Blackburn (TN) and Cotton's (AR) legislation seeking to prohibit Chinese graduate and post-graduate students in STEM from receiving visas to the US


Letter to the Administration on Behalf of Graduate Workers: open letter to interim chancellor Susan Wente and VU administration calling for degree flexibility, COVID-19 care coverage, and financial and visa support for international graduate students


COVID-19: Vanderbilt/Nashville Mutual Aid: mutual aid effort to support our community at onset of social-distancing period