The Black and Gold Club is Vanderbilt’s newly established athletics alumni network open to all former student-athletes, spirit, student managers and student training staff. We seek to honor our alumni for their exceptional collegiate careers and dedication to Vanderbilt Athletics, while also providing unique opportunities to engage with their extended Black and Gold family.

The Black and Gold Club will share regular athletics updates and host several events and programs throughout the year, including team reunions, alumni socials, student-alumni networking, career development, family days and more. But most importantly, understanding that our alumni are located all over the world, you will always have a home here at Vanderbilt. We encourage our athletics alumni to contact us if they are looking to obtain tickets to a game, planning a trip to campus and would like to visit practice or tour the facilities, or seeking to reconnect with a former teammate, coach or the university.

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Dear Fellow Black and Gold Alumni,

On behalf of Vanderbilt Athletics, I welcome each of you to stay in contact with us. As the inaugural director of the Black and Gold Club, I want to hear from you. Whether you are planning a trip back to campus, would like to attend a game or practice, or have any questions or concerns about Black and Gold Club initiatives and events, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. We are happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

Chris Griffin, A&S ’10 (Football)
Director, Black and Gold Club
615.322.9689
chris.griffin@vanderbilt.edu

Events

Welcome to the Black and Gold Club

We were ecstatic to host a conversation with Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee, and Black and Gold Club co-chairs Cathy Bender, BS’82, and John Stein, BA’73, MBA’75 on Sept. 2.

Check back here soon for more upcoming events.

FAQ

How do I become a member of the Black and Gold Club?

All former student-athletes, spirit, student managers and student training staff are included as members of the Black and Gold Club automatically. If you are not receiving Black and Gold Club communications, please update your contact information to ensure you don’t miss out on exclusive information.

Is the Black and Gold Club different from the National Commodore Club?

Yes. The Black and Gold Club is exclusively for former student-athletes, spirit, student managers and student training staff.  The National Commodore Club is exclusively for donors to Vanderbilt Athletics. It is possible to be a member of both the Black and Gold Club and the National Commodore Club.

Do I have to be a letterwinner to be considered a member of the Black and Gold Club?

No. All former student-athletes, student managers and student training staff are included as members of the Black and Gold Club regardless of their letter winner status.

Do I have to make a gift?

While we encourage our alumni to support the program philanthropically, no gift is necessary to be a member of the Black and Gold Club or to access alumni-exclusive benefits. Making a gift does qualify you for membership in the National Commodore Club and gives you access to additional donor-exclusive benefits.


If you have additional questions, contact Director of the Black and Gold Club Chris Griffin at chris.griffin@vanderbilt.edu or 615.322.9689.

Mail
Black and Gold Club
PMB 407715
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7715

Visit
2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37212
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Update Your Contact Information
Are you a Black and Gold Club member and not receiving communications from us? Then please update your contact information to ensure you receive all future communications from the Black and Gold Club.

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