Security Notice: Sexual assault

On Monday, Oct. 17, a female student reported to VUPD that she was sexually assaulted by an unaffiliated male guest in a residence hall on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.

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

  • When meeting in person for the first time, meet in a well-lit and public area.
  • Avoid isolated or dark areas.
  • Watch out for each other.
  • 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 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.