Community Crime Alert
Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2018, 12:40 am PDT

Some individuals may find the information contained in this alert to be upsetting. Please seek support, if needed. Information about on-campus resources can be found at the end of the message.


Type of Incident Reported: Sexual Assault - Rape

Date/Time of Incident: Between the evening of 8/19/18 to the morning of 8/20/18

Date Reported to DPS: 8/20/18

Location: Stanford University main campus (no further details available)

Additional Details: A female reported that she was sexually assaulted at an undisclosed location on the main Stanford University campus. The victim reported that force was used. The incident is believed to have occurred between the evening of Sunday, 8/19/18 and the morning of 8/20/18.

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety has no additional information regarding this incident.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413, 24 hours 7 days a week.

Support Resources for Community Members: 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: https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu/

This timely warning message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.