Vanderbilt is a member of the ultra-competitive Southeastern Conference in the NCAA's Division I. The men's soccer team competes in the Missouri Valley Conference, as the SEC does not sponsor that sport for men. Vandy's teams are
nicknamed the Commodores
and the school colors are black and gold. The school fields teams in 13 varsity sports (6 men's,
6 women's, and 1 coed). Men's and women's tennis, as well as women's lacrosse, are Vandy's strongest sports.