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Community Standards Resources

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Be Smart-Be Safe

Vanderbilt devotes considerable resources to assisting students in making intelligent choices regarding their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of other students and the larger Vanderbilt community. Among these resources are online education programs designed to provide critical information about our community’s expectations around topics such as preventing sexual assault, making safer and healthier choices about alcohol use, thriving in and sustaining a culture of inclusive excellence, and protecting vulnerable populations.

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Community Creed

The Community Creed is a student-initiated statement of the values to which the Vanderbilt community aspires.

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Project Safe Center

The Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response partners with students, faculty, and staff to create a campus culture that
rejects sexual harassment, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.

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Student Accountability

The university’s goal in establishing policies and holding students accountable for complying with them is to help students understand how their choices can affect not only their immediate neighbors, but also the University community as a whole. Vanderbilt’s system of graduated sanctions and structured accountability action plans is designed to effect students’ voluntary compliance with the policies and regulations established to protect themselves, other students, and the community.

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Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is designed to acquaint students with the specifics of the standards expected of them as members of university community. The policies and regulations delineated in the handbook apply to all students enrolled at Vanderbilt.

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Title IX and Student Discrimination Office

Vanderbilt University is committed to equal opportunity and to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all members of the university community, guests, and visitors. The university’s policies, programs, and activities are designed to foster courtesy and respect. The university prohibits and seeks to eliminate all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, and intimate partner violence, which includes dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

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Vanderbilt Honor Code

The Honor System is only one of the elements provided to Vanderbilt students to aid in the development of creative thinking, intellectual maturity, personal accountability, and respect for honesty, integrity, and truth. The goal of the Honor System is to have all students leave Vanderbilt not only as graduates, but also as citizens of integrity.

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