A female student at Vanderbilt University has reported an on-campus sexual assault.
According to a university security release, the student was reportedly sexually assaulted by a male student in a campus residence hall on the evening of January 22.
No additional information was provided.
Vanderbilt sent out a security notice reminding students of the following:
- 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.
Students in need of emergency assistance should call (615) 421-1911, or for non-emergency assistance call (615) 322-2745.
The Project Safe Center also offers a support line 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (615) 322-SAFE (7233). The Psychological and Counseling Center offers support and resources, as well, at (615) 322-2571.