The Vanderbilt Hustler

Policies

The Vanderbilt Hustler policies regarding guest editorial, letters to the editor, comments section and anonymity policy follow:

Editorial Policy

The Vanderbilt Hustler welcomes guest editorials from members of the Vanderbilt community. In order to be published, you must submit your name, your affiliation with Vanderbilt University and an email at which you can be reached. We reserve the right to edit editorials for length and clarity. The submission of a guest editorial does not guarantee publication, but The Hustler will do its best to accommodate any guest editorials. We would prefer guest editorials to remain under 800 words. To submit an editorial, please email our Opinion Editor Miquéla Thornton at [email protected].

Letters to the Editor Policy

The Vanderbilt Hustler encourages all readers to submit letters to the editor regarding our recent coverage or general events in the Vanderbilt community. If you would like to submit a letter to the editor, you must include your name, your affiliation with Vanderbilt University (if at all) and an email at which you can be reached. 

We reserve the right to edit Letters to the Editor for length and clarity. The submission of a Letter to the Editor does not guarantee publication, but The Hustler will do its best to accommodate any Letters to the Editor. We would prefer Letters to the Editor to remain under 800 words. If you have questions or would like to submit a letter, please email the Editorial Director at [email protected].

Comments Section Policy

The Vanderbilt Hustler welcomes and encourages readers to engage with content and express opinions through the comments section on our website and social media platforms. The Hustler reserves the right to block or remove comments which contain vulgarity, hate speech, personal attacks or appear to be spam or commercial promotion. The comments section, both on the website and social media, is moderated by the Editor in Chief.

Anonymity Policy

The Hustler anonymity policy for both sources and authors follow the AP standard for anonymity. In situations where the source or author comes to The Hustler of their own accord,  The Hustler will abide by the same standard. The Hustler reserves the right to grant anonymity on a case by case basis.The request for anonymity does not guarantee the acceptance of such anonymity. Anonymous individuals must be known to the editor of the section in which their quotes or writing may appear, as well as to the Editor in Chief.

Cases that have historically been granted anonymity include those in which individuals are discussing issues related to FERPA, HIPPA or if they are a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is not yet out and individuals who would face legal repercussions for having their name attached to a piece.