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Sexual Assault Reported On Vanderbilt Campus

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 18:32:46-04

A sexual assault was reported on Vanderbilt University's campus.

University officials said the Vanderbilt University Police Department received the report that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student from a Campus Security Authority.

The sexual assault reportedly happened in a campus residence hall on Saturday, October 21.

Officials reminded students of a few sexual assault facts through an alert:

  • Sexual assault does not just occur between strangers.
  • Consent must be clear and unambiguous for each participant at every stage of the 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 to assist students 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (615) 421-1911, or for non-emergency assistance at (615) 322-2745.