Security Notice: Sexual assault

On the evening of Wednesday, March 16, 2022, VUPD responded to two separate reports of sexual assault.

In the first report, a female student was grabbed on the buttocks by an unknown person while walking in the Greek life area. A short time later, VUPD was notified of a second report of a female student in the area of 25th Avenue and West End who also was grabbed on the buttocks by an unknown person.

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

  • Sexual assault is a crime.
  • Scan the area before you exit or approach your vehicle or building while you proceed between locations.
  • Have your key ready in hand to quickly access the door of your vehicle/building.
  • Avoid isolated or dark areas.
  • Watch out for each other. If you see someone who looks like they do not belong in the building or area, notify VUPD.
  • Know the location of emergency phones.
  • Report any suspicious persons to VUPD.
  • Download the VandySafe app to:

–contact VUPD via phone call or real-time chat

–trigger a mobile Bluelight that shares your location instantly with VUPD

–initiate a “Virtual Walkhome” where VUPD can monitor your walk home, to the car, or the office

–submit iReports and crime tips

–view information about VandyRide

–access support resources

–view emergency guides

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 Office can be reached at 615-343-9004.

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