Security Notice: Sexual assault–unwanted contact

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On Wednesday, Sept. 11, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student through unwanted contact in a residential housing facility on Sept. 7, 2019.

This Security Notice is being issued to remind the Vanderbilt community that:

  • 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 “noâ€� 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.

Resources and assistance for students, faculty and staff

The Vanderbilt University Police Department is available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need emergency assistance, call (615) 421-1911, or for non-emergency assistance, call (615) 322-2745.

The Project Safe Center offers a support line 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (615) 322-SAFE(7233).

The Title IX and Student Discrimination Office can be reached at (615) 343-9004.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) can be reached at (615) 322-2571.