Critical Incident Message – Offensive Symbol
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is investigating an incident overnight in which a large letter that was part of the Kappa Kappa Gamma front lawn display was replaced to reflect a racist acronym.
At this point, it is believed the perpetrators are not affiliated with the Vanderbilt community. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, perpetrators will be subject to disciplinary action by the university and/or criminal prosecution.
Vanderbilt is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community, and we understand the pain caused by this symbol of hatred and violence.
We do not tolerate racism, racist symbolism, discrimination, vandalism, trespassing, retaliation, and/or harassment of registered student organizations and individuals. We condemn expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms.
Resources for the Vanderbilt Community
|Black Cultural Center, Bishop Joseph Johnson||Website||615-322-2524||Vanderbilt Place, Map|
|Center for Student Wellbeing||Website||615-322-0480||1211 Stevenson Center Lane|
|Dean of Students||Website||615-322-6400||Sarratt Student Center, Suite 310|
|Employee Assistance Program (EAP)||Website||615-936-1327|
|Graduate Life Coach||Website|
|International Student & Scholar Services||Website||615-322-2753||Sarratt Student Center, Suite 100
2301 Vanderbilt Place
|Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence||Website||615-343-7083||Kirkland Hall, Suite 301|
|Office of Housing and Residential Experience||Website||615-322-2591||4100 Branscomb Quadrangle|
|Office of Religious Life||Website||615-322-2457|
Grief Net: 615-322-6172
|401 24th Avenue South|
|Project Safe Center||Website||615-322-7233 (24-Hour Hotline)||Cumberland (304) West Side Row|
|Rohr Chabad House at Vanderbilt||Website||615-686-3905||113 23rd Avenue North|
|Student Accountability, Community Standards & Academic Integrity||Website||615-322-7868||Sarratt Student Center, Suite 301
2301 Vanderbilt Place
|Student Care Coordination||Website||615-343-9355||Rand Hall, Suite 305|
|Student Center for Social Justice & Identity||Website||615-322-5089||Sarratt Student Center, Suite 335|
|Title IX and Student Discrimination||Website||615-343-9004 (V/TDD)||Baker Building, Suite 975|
|University Counseling Center||Website||615-322-2571 (during and after business hours)||2015 Terrace Place
Drop-In Consultations at Multiple Campus Locations
|Vanderbilt Hillel||Website||615-322-8376||Schulman Center for Jewish Life, 2421 Vanderbilt Place|
|Women’s Center, Margaret Cuninggim||Website||615-322-4843||Franklin (316) West Side Row|