Security Notice: Aggravated assault

On Aug. 18 at 4:56 a.m., Vanderbilt Police was notified and responded to an assault report in the 2525 Garage. At approximately 4:12 a.m., a Sun State security guard at the 2525 building was conducting rounds of the garage and noticed a parked vehicle in the corner. The vehicle started and then pulled up beside the guard with the passenger window rolled down. The driver asked, “Do you need anything?” As the guard told the driver they needed to leave the garage, he noticed the driver displaying a gun, but no verbal threats were made. The driver then drove out of the garage at approximately 4:14 a.m..

VUPD is investigating the incident.

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

  • 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 VandySafeapp to:

-Contact VUPD via phone call or real-time chat.

-Trigger a mobile Bluelight that shares your location instantly with VUPD.

-Initiate a “virtual walk home” 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.