2nd on-campus sexual assault reported this week at Vanderbilt University

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN0 – For the second time in a matter of days, a female student reported she was sexually assaulted on Vanderbilt University’s campus.

A campus-wide alert was sent Thursday that says the victim reported the assault to campus security.

She told security officials she was attacked by a male student inside a campus residence hall earlier in the day. The name of the building was not released.

Two days ago on Dec. 6, a similar alert was sent for an apparently similar incident.

Along with letting students, faculty, and staff know about the assault, the alerts also outline a series of reminders for students that say:

  • 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 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 non-emergency at 615-322-2745.

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

The Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC) offers support and resources as well. They can be reached at 615-322-2571.