Vanderbilt student reports she was sexually assaulted on campus

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Vanderbilt police were notified Monday of a reported on-campus assault that reportedly occurred late last week.

According to a release, a female student stated that she was sexually assaulted by a male student in a campus hall last Thursday.

A security notice was sent to all students regarding the reported incident.

In an email, Campus Security reminded students 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 “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 students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you need emergency assistance, call 615-421-1911 or non-emergency at 615-322-2745.

A sexual assault was also reported on Vanderbilt’s campus last week.