Residential Housing staff received a report that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance in a residence hall on the Commons on the night of August 23rd. No further details are known at this time.
Vanderbilt prohibits sexual assault and other forms of power-based personal violence. The Sexual Misconduct and Other Forms of Power-Based Personal Violence Policy can be found here.
If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events. Create a distraction and involve others. Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home. Being an active bystander doesn’t require you put yourself at risk. If you believe a crime has been committed we encourage you to call VUPD. In an emergency call 911 or (615)421-1911. For non-emergencies or otherwise 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 Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC) offers support and resources as well. PCC can be reached at (615) 322-2571.