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Statement from August Washington: Our commitment to your safety

Jun. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is committed to keeping the VU community safe while never infringing upon the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly, writes Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Special Initiatives August Washington.

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Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Works pilot automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at major campus intersections

Apr. 30, 2020—Pedestrians and drivers traveling near Vanderbilt’s campus will find new new automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at five major intersections around the university and along a portion of 21st Avenue South, part of an effort to increase pedestrian safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Security Notice: Sexual assault

Jan. 17, 2020—On Jan. 16, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student in a residential housing facility on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

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SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault

Nov. 22, 2019—On Nov. 21, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student in a residential housing facility on Nov. 15, 2019.

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Security Notice: Sexual assault

Oct. 23, 2019—On Tuesday, Oct. 22, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student in a residential housing facility during the weekend of Oct. 13, 2019.

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Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety now available

Sep. 23, 2019—The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2019 report will be available after Sept. 30.

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SECURITY NOTICE: Robbery off campus

Sep. 16, 2019—On Saturday, Sept. 14, VUPD was notified by the Metro Nashville Police Department of two off-campus robberies that occurred near the Vanderbilt campus.

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Security Notice: Sexual assault–unwanted contact

Sep. 13, 2019—On Wednesday, Sept. 11, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student through unwanted contact in a residential housing facility on Sept. 7, 2019.

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Security Notice: Sexual assault

Sep. 3, 2019—On Sunday, Sept. 1, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student in a residential housing facility during the evening of Aug. 31 or the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2019.

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New ‘Hands Free Tennessee’ law focuses on distracted driving

Aug. 28, 2019—The new law, effective since July 1, focuses on distracted driving, making it illegal to use or hold a cell phone while operating a vehicle.

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Safety app VandySafe now linked with AlertVU for broader community safety

Jul. 30, 2019—VandySafe, the safety app launched by Vanderbilt University Public Safety, will now send push notifications to users in the event of an emergency on campus. The update broadens safety efforts to communicate real-time notifications to community members in addition to the students, faculty and staff notified through AlertVU.

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Speed limits lowered across campus to enhance pedestrian safety

Jul. 24, 2019—Speed limits across Vanderbilt’s campus have been lowered as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to pedestrian safety. Signage illustrating the updated speed limits was installed in early July, and the updated limits were painted on the pavement of each of the affected roadways.

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