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SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

Nov. 18, 2016, 4:33 PM

V-acorn-logoOn Nov. 11, 2016, a female student reported to a Campus Security authority that she was sexually assaulted by a male student in a residence hall room on Oct. 30, 2016.

Additionally, on Nov. 14, 2016, a female student reported to a Campus Security authority that she experienced nonconsensual sexual contact by a male student in a residence hall on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

This security notice is being issued to remind 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 you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need emergency assistance, call (615) 421-1911. 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 Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC) offers support and resources as well. They can be reached at (615) 322-2571.

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