Community Crime Alert
Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2019, 7:17 pm PST
Note: This information is being shared with the community in the interest of safety. This report contains information that some may find upsetting. If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual or domestic violence, Stanford offers a variety of resources, which can be found at https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu/

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


CRIME 1:
Type of Incident Reported: Possible attempted sexual assault

Date/Time of Incident: 2/15/19 (late evening) to 2/16/19 (after midnight)
Date Reported to DPS: 2/16/19

Location: On campus; the specific location was not disclosed to DPS

Suspect Information: Stanford student (no other details provided, including gender)

Additional Details: A university official with reporting obligations pursuant to CA law notified the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) that a female Stanford student reported to him that an inappropriate sexual encounter occurred involving another person who is a Stanford student. According to the university official who notified SUDPS, the individual who reported the inappropriate sexual conduct did not want to be contacted by the police or to have the matter investigated by law enforcement. Due to the absence of specific information about what occurred, SUDPS has classified this incident as an attempted sexual assault. Updates, if and when available, will be posted at https://police.stanford.edu/alert

CRIMES 2&3
Type of Incident Reported: Sexual assaults

Date/Time of Incident: 2/15/19 (at an undisclosed time)
Date Reported to DPS: 2/16/19

Location: On campus; the specific location was not disclosed to DPS

Suspect Information: 2 males, likely students (no further information)

Additional Details: A university official with reporting obligations pursuant to CA law notified the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) that he had been advised that a male sexually assaulted a woman when she was incapable of giving affirmative consent for sexual activity and that a second male sexually assaulted a different woman when she was incapable of giving consent for sexual activity. It is believed the two incidents occurred at the same time and place. According to the university official who notified SUDPS, the women wished to remain anonymous. Neither victim has contacted SUDPS to file a police report for purposes of having the matter investigated by law enforcement. Updates, if and when available, will be posted at https://police.stanford.edu/alert


Safety Suggestions: 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.

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.

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/