A sexual assault has been reported by a female student at Vanderbilt University.
According to an email sent to students early Monday morning, the alleged incident happened January 20 at a residence hall.
The woman told the Campus Security Authority that she was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance.
In response to the report, Vanderbilt issued the following reminders to students:
- 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.
Anyone with information should call Vanderbilt University Police. In the event of an emergency, call (615)421-1911 or non-emergency: (615)322-2745.