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.