Vanderbilt University Public Safety
Apr. 7, 2021—To ensure Vanderbilt continues to be a welcoming environment and as safe as possible for all, Vanderbilt University Public Safety actively monitors for any potential threats to the campus and coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as needed to protect the Vanderbilt community.
Dec. 28, 2020—Dec. 29 telecommunications update: The main phone lines for VUPD Dispatch, the Student Health Center and the University Counseling Center have been restored and are now fully operational. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain shared the following message with the university community on Dec. 28: Dear Vanderbilt Community, As you’ve likely...
Dec. 25, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain shared a message to the university community regarding the explosion in downtown Nashville.
Aug. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 2:30 p.m. CT. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.
Jul. 24, 2020—Gauge, the first recruit and longest-serving officer in Vanderbilt University Police Department’s K-9 program, died July 20. He was 14 and a half.
VUPS creates Public Health AmbassaDores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community
May. 28, 2020—In an effort to guide the university community in practicing healthy behaviors during COVID-19, Vanderbilt has launched the Public Health AmbassaDores program to address questions regarding campus health and safety measures. The program began on Monday, May 18, during Vanderbilt Phase 1 of the Return to Campus Plan.
Apr. 6, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the ways Vanderbilt is supporting VUMC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar. 3, 2020—Though the Vanderbilt campus escaped damage from a March 3 tornado, some members of the university community have been significantly impacted, including losing their homes, following the storm that hit Nashville during the early morning hours. University officials continue to reach out to students, faculty and staff to determine the impact for, and provide assistance to, those who live off-campus.
Feb. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.
Jan. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University officials are actively monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. At this time, there are no reports of coronavirus cases on the Vanderbilt campus, and there are no confirmed cases in Tennessee.
Oct. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct tests of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning notification system on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25. The tests will include an audible message followed by a steady tone, which might occur a few times each day.
Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will offer a free bike safety class, and VUPS and WeGo will partner to offer a guided city bus trip for first-year students to Trader Joe’s, both on Saturday, Sept. 14.