Aug. 26, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shared his vision for a Vanderbilt campus that stresses inclusive excellence through its people, places and culture at the fall faculty assembly on Aug. 25.
Aug. 24, 2016—As a private institution, Vanderbilt’s prohibition of guns on campus remains in effect, despite a new Tennessee law effective July 1, 2016, that allows certain employees of state public colleges and universities to carry handguns while on the property of their employing college or university.
Aug. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the creation of the Community Oriented Result and Expectation (CORE) Committee—a group that primarily will comprise Vanderbilt University community members who will meet regularly to make recommendations to the university’s police department regarding safety and security on campus.
Jul. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) held a Memorial Service for Recent Victims of Violence in America and the World on Wednesday to give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to reflect and share their thoughts and feelings about recent national events that have resulted in violent and senseless deaths.
Jul. 18, 2016—The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators has re-accredited Vanderbilt University’s police department. Vanderbilt is one of two campus law enforcement agencies in the state to hold IACLEA accreditation.
Jun. 30, 2016—Rick Burr, a major with the Vanderbilt University Police Department, will take on a larger role at VUPD as its new assistant police chief, effective July 1.
Jun. 28, 2016—As a private institution, Vanderbilt University is not subject to a new state law that takes effect Friday, July 1, for public colleges and universities.
Jun. 16, 2016—To bolster an already visible presence, Vanderbilt University Police Department, a Vanderbilt University unit that provides safety and security services to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, recently recruited and has deployed an additional 30 new Community Service Officers, who are now serving in strategically identified locations throughout the Medical Center’s 21st Avenue campus.
Jun. 16, 2016—With approximately 10 million square feet of building space, along with acres of land outside its hospitals, clinics and research facilities, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is an enormous maze of hallways and busy streets that are frequented by millions each year.
Jun. 3, 2016—Campus safety and planning officials as well as representatives of Metro Nashville Public Works are proactively addressing pedestrian and traffic safety concerns at Vanderbilt.
May. 25, 2016—The Vanderbilt Police Department and the Metro Nashville Midtown Police Precinct teamed up for “Ice Cream on the Go with Metro.” Officers traveled throughout the Edgehill community giving away ice cream to children of all ages as well as adults.
Apr. 17, 2016—On April 16, a nonaffiliated guest on campus was stopped by another person near the Sarratt Student Center and asked if he had a ticket to the concert on Alumni Lawn. When the guest replied yes, the other person punched him in the face and took the tickets from his hand.