Sexual Assault Reported On Vanderbilt's Campus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 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
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