Type of Incident Reported: Possible Aggravated assault/drugging (Aggravated assault includes the act of knowingly providing a harmful substance for someone to consume without that person's knowledge or consent.)
Date/Time of Incident: October 18-19, 2019, late in evening/early morning
Date Reported to DPS: October 19, 2019, early morning
Suspect Information: None
Additional Details: When speaking with first responders, a female student stated she had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening and thought she might have been drugged during a gathering in the residence. Minutes later, in a separate incident, a different female told first responders that she had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening at a gathering in the residence and thought she might have been drugged. According to a Campus Security Authority, one of the individuals had a drug screen test performed at a hospital and the results did not reveal the presence of drugs in her system. Information about the specific drugs that were screened for was not known at the time of this alert. At this time there is no indication that an additional crime, such as sexual assault, took place.
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No one other than those perpetrating a crime are responsible, and no one deserves to be victimized. 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. Don’t drink from cups that have been left unattended, and only accept beverages from people who you already know and trust.
Stanford endeavors to promote a culture of community accountability in which individuals are actively engaged in the prevention of violence, realizing that we are all responsible for each other in addition to ourselves. In the prevention of sexual and relationship violence, Upstanders play a critical role. They are often the largest group of people involved - outnumbering both the perpetrators and the victims. Upstanders can have a range of involvement in assaults. A person or persons may be aware that a specific assault is happening or will happen, they may see an assault or potential assault in progress, or they may have knowledge that an assault has already occurred. Regardless of how close to the incident they are, Upstanders have the power stop assaults and to get help for people who have been victimized. For more information about Upstanding, see:
Support Resources for Community Members: 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/