You Belong at VU. Sexual Violence Doesn’t.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt takes its responsibility to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct seriously. Through university policies and the combined efforts of our Title IX Office, Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support and Student Affairs, students have access to an array of prevention and support resources.

Vanderbilt is committed to confronting and combating this societal problem, and to providing members of the Vanderbilt community with the resources and support they need and deserve. View the university's sexual misconduct policy on the Title IX website.

Prevention and Education

There are a number of online resources to help members of the Vanderbilt University community understand Title IX, the Clery Act and more. Additionally, there are various trainings available from Project Safe, Title IX and Vanderbilt University Public Safety


Reporting an allegation of sexual misconduct is your choice. You may submit an incident report directly to the Title IX Office. You may speak with a faculty or staff member, who will then submit an incident report on your behalf. You may speak with a confidential resource, who is not required to disclose sexual misconduct. Finally, if you are seeking a criminal process instead of a Vanderbilt process, you may report to local law enforcement.

Confidential resources are those who will not disclose your experience to the Title IX Office without your permission. At Vanderbilt, these resources include the University Counseling Center and Employee Assistance Program. To see a complete list, please view the Resources webpage for a list of all confidential and non-confidential resources. The Project Safe Center is a limited confidential resource on campus available to all members of the Vanderbilt community. Project Safe will not disclose your personal information without your permission, though they may share the general details of what you experienced to the Title IX Office.

More information about reporting options can be found on the Title IX website.


For immediate crisis support, please call the Project Safe crisis hotline at (615) 322- SAFE (7233).

Any individual can experience sexual misconduct, and these resources are available to all interested parties, regardless of whether they proceed with filing a formal complaint with the Title IX Office. Sexual misconduct intersects with an individual’s identities and can affect how they respond to trauma, access help, make decisions about reporting, and move forward in their coping and healing. The Title IX Office works in consultation with other university offices, such as the Project Safe Center and Student Affairs, to implement effective supportive measures.

More information about supportive measures can be found on the Title IX website.

Supporting Others

If you are a Mandatory Reporter, you are required to immediately disclose the incident of Sexual Misconduct, including all details you know, to the Title IX Office. If you are not a Mandatory Reporter, it is your decision as to whether you report. If you would like to submit an incident report, please use the Title IX online reporting form.

More information about supporting a friend, family member, loved one or colleague can be found on the Project Safe website.

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