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Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT)

Vanderbilt Incident Response for Travel (VIRT) is a team dedicated to providing safety-related guidance and assistance for all members of the Vanderbilt University community who plan to be away from campus on VU-related travel.

The VIRT team is led by Andrea Bordeau, VU Global Safety and Security Manager, and supported by Tandra Martin, VU Global Safety and Security Coordinator, as well as Sabrina Kronk, VU Travel Manager.

What does VIRT do?

VIRT provides critical, personal, and time sensitive guidance to travelers facing emergency situations while away from campus. VIRT coordinates with overseas partners, campus offices, and connects travelers to the appropriate insurance policies. VIRT supports all VU travelers with health, safety, and emergency situations throughout their travel experience.

Some campus partners include, but are not limited to:

VIRT can assist travelers in many ways. Some examples are:

  • Providing guidance on next steps during complex emergency situations
  • Connecting you with appropriate health care abroad
  • Providing consultation to help you make informed decisions
  • Guiding you in using Vanderbilt-issued insurance
  • Coordinating a medical or emergency evacuation from abroad

How do you reach VIRT?

Call +1 615-322-2745 any time of the day or night, any day of the year, for expert help with health or safety issues while traveling. Tell the VU Public Safety dispatcher that you want to report an issue to VIRT and you will be connected immediately to a VIRT team member.

The VIRT team can also be reached by email in non-emergency situations or situations where email is the most easily accessible mode of communication: VIRT@vanderbilt.edu