Sexual Assault
Posted: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, 10:33 pm PDT

CORRECTION: The date the assault took place was after midnight on Sunday, October 22, 2017 not October 23, 2017.


On October 24, 2017, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault (rape). The incident took place on the east side of campus after midnight on October 23, 2017. The victim and suspect know one another.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subject to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act. The remainder of this email provides information about preventing and reporting sexual assault.

Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense.

Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity.

Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one's ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.

There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity; most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren't sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. The university's website containing resource information is:

Additional information and support can be found through the following resources:


Stanford Confidential Support Team

650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline


CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)


Faculty Staff Help Center



Title IX Office


Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office


Stanford Police

911 (emergency)

650-329-2413 (non-emergency)

650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)


Sexual Harassment Policy Office

Stanford Sexual Assault Support and Resources

Sexual Assault Resources Handout

This Timely Warning is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.