Skip to main content

Global Safety

Serving the Vanderbilt Traveling Community

The safety and security of students, faculty and staff are of primary concern to Vanderbilt. This webpage provides the necessary information on safety guidelines and resources for travel.

Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT)

A team dedicated to providing round-the-clock safety-related guidance and assistance for members of the Vanderbilt Community who are away on VU-related travel

Study Away Risk Assessment Committee (SARAC)

Reviews travel when there is a significant health or safety concern

Travel Registration

Required for all Vanderbilt-sponsored travel for all students–undergraduate, graduate, and professional

Resources for all Vanderbilt faculty and staff

Health & Safety

Information on VU’s international health insurance and travel health consultations for faculty, staff, and all students

International Travel & Export Compliance

Information and an International Travel Questionnaire for anyone taking Vanderbilt-owned property, conducting research, or heading to embargoed or high security risk countries

Global Safety Resources

Information on resources provided by VU and select external resources

Global Safety and Security Manager

Andrea Bordeau is VU’s Global Safety and Security Manager, supporting the entire Vanderbilt community in their travel away from campus. The Safety and Security Manager works collaboratively with offices across campus, and can help travelers to make risk assessments, connect with appropriate health care abroad, and understand and use Vanderbilt-issued insurance. Where appropriate, pre-departure training can also be arranged. Contact Andrea at, or at 615-343-3139.

Find Andrea’s bio here.



Contact Global Safety

Andrea Bordeau
Global Safety and Security Manager
(615) 343-3139

VIRT (non-emergency)
+1 (615) 322-2745 (emergency, 24/7)