A female student was sexually assaulted on Vanderbilt University's campus.
The incident was reported Monday to University Police, but the victim told police the assault occurred on Thursday, Jan. 26 in a campus residence hall.
Officials with the university reminded students of a few things following the announcement of the report.
- 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.
University Police Department is available to assist students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anyone needing emergency assistance can call (615) 421-1911. For non-emergency assistance, call (615) 322-2745.