School officials at Vanderbilt University released information on sexual assaults to those on campus following the report of an incident at a residence hall.
Officials with the Vanderbilt University Police Department said they were notified on Monday of a female student who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male student. The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday, April 11.
Tuesday, school officials sent out information 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.
The police department also reminded students officers are available to help all day, every day.
For those seeking help, the following numbers were released:
- VUPD (emergency): 615-421-1911
- VUPD (non-emergency): 615-322-2745
- The Project Safe Center (24/7): 615-322-7233
- The Title IX and Student Discrimination Office: 615-322-4705
- The Psychological and Counseling Center: 615-322-2571