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.
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.
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.
Jun. 13, 2019—On Wednesday, June 12, at 8:32 p.m., VUPS was notified of an attempted robbery that occurred outside the 25th Avenue Garage near 24th Avenue.
May. 15, 2019—On Wednesday, May 15, at 3:06 a.m., VUPS was notified of an armed robbery that occurred at the Mapco on 21st Avenue South near Children’s Way.
Apr. 26, 2019—On Friday, April 26, at 2:07 a.m., Vanderbilt University Public Safety was notified of an armed robbery that occurred in the shuttle lot near Natchez Trace.
Mar. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt is a walkable campus, and pedestrian safety is a top priority. The Office of Emergency Preparedness encourages the Vanderbilt community to follow basic pedestrian safety guidelines.
Mar. 18, 2019—On Friday, March 15, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student reported she had experienced a drug- or alcohol-facilitated sexual assault by a male student during the evening hours of Thursday, March 14, in an on-campus residence hall.
Mar. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m.
Feb. 23, 2019—On Feb. 22, the Vanderbilt University Police Department was notified of a sexual assault that occurred off campus the evening of Feb. 21 in the area of 15th Avenue South and Horton Avenue.
Feb. 18, 2019—The Division of Administration has established a dockless bike and electric scooter educational outreach group, charged with bringing together students and administrators to educate the community on best practices and offer a forum to address concerns.
Jan. 9, 2019—Employees across the university should be vigilant and aware of recent phone calls from scammers claiming to be from office supply vendors.