Community Crime Alert
Posted: Monday, November 4th, 2019, 9:51 pm PST
Note: This report contains information that can be difficult to review. The Clery Act requires that we share this information for safety purposes. Please see the Support Resources below and take care of yourself as needed.
Type of Incident Reported: Aggravated Assault and possible sexual battery

Date/Time of Incident: October 31 – November 1, 2019

Date Reported to DPS: November 2, 2019

Location: 600 - 630 Block of Escondido Road

Suspect Information: The suspect is known to the victim; she did not disclose his name or physical description

Additional Details: A Campus Security Authority (CSA) reported that a male choked a female inside a student residence. The CSA also described behavior that indicated the male was endeavoring to engage in sexual activity with the woman and may have committed sexual battery.

If you have information about these crimes, please call the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413, 24 hours 7 days a week. Updates, when available, will be posted at

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: