Female Student Reports On-Campus Sexual Assault

Posted at 4:16 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 18:44:12-05

A female student reported that she was sexually assaulted in a Vanderbilt University dorm.

The report was made Friday to University Police. Campus Security Authority told officers that she was sexually assaulted by a male student in a campus residence hall the day before.

University officials issued a security notice to students reminding them that:              

  • Sexual assault does not just occur between strangers.
  • Consent must be clear and unambiguous for each participant at every stage of a sexual encounter.
  • The absence of "no" should not be understood to mean there is consent.
  • A person who is asleep or mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs or alcohol or for any other reason, is not capable of giving valid consent.
  • Sexual assault is a crime.

The Vanderbilt University Police Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you need emergency assistance call: (615) 421-1911 or non-emergency: (615) 322-2745.