Sexual assault reported on campus, AlertSU states

Published July 10, 2024, 10:10 p.m., last updated July 11, 2024, 8:23 a.m.

Content warning: this article contains references to sexual assault.

A sexual assault in a student residence was reported Tuesday evening, according to a Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) alert.

The victim, who was female, told a mandatory reporter that she was sexually assaulted by a male perpetrator in a student residence at 700 Block Campus Drive between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. The incident occurred after they “consumed alcohol together earlier in the evening,” according to the AlertSU. Further details about the alleged perpetrator’s age, height, weight, race, ethnicity and clothing were not disclosed to SUDPS.

SUDPS spokesperson Bill Larson wrote in an email to The Daily that SUDPS had not received any more details about the incident. 

“At this time, the unknown victim has not filed a report with our department,” Larson wrote.

According to the alert, the University “does not tolerate” sexual assault, misconduct or harassment and encourages victims to report incidents. Consent from both parties must be obtained before engaging in sexual activity; alcohol or drugs, which may incapacitate one or both parties, are not excuses for assault, the alert states.

The alert encouraged those with any additional details about the crime to contact SUDPS.

Resources for victims are available via the Office of the Provost for Institutional Equity, Access and Community and the SHARE Title IX Office

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This story is breaking and will be updated.

Ashley Huang is a high school writer in The Daily's summer journalism workshop. Contact workshops 'at' stanforddaily.com.

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