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Sexual Assault – Rape

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified about a sexual assault rape that occurred at a student residence on the west side of campus. The incident occurred on 07/19/17 at approximately 1:30am. The victim and the suspect are acquaintances. The female victim described the suspect as follows: light skinned, Black male, 6’3", 180 lbs, approximately 53 years old, brown hair, brown eyes. This incident is being investigated by police and the University.

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

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. For more information contact:

    Stanford Confidential Support Team
    650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

    YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline

    CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)

    Faculty Staff Help Center

    Title IX Office

    Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office

    Stanford Police
    911 (emergency)
    650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
    650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)

    Sexual Harassment Policy Office

    Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources:
    Not Alone Website – https://notalone.stanford.edu/
    Sexual Assault Resources Handout

    Stanford Actions on Sexual Assault

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

Auto Burglaries

Between July 2nd and July 17th, 2017, 7 auto burglaries from parked vehicles located in different areas of the Stanford University campus have been reported to the Stanford Department of Public Safety. In each case, windows were broken to gain entry into the vehicle.   

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is encouraging individuals to engage in a few simple practices to help prevent from being victimized:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended on your desk or work area.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
  • Most importantly, if you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering into an office area without legitimate business, call 9-1-1 immediately.

    Additionally, the university encourages individuals to encrypt their mobile devices. Information about ways to best protect your mobile devices can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/group/security/securecomputing/

    If you do become the victim of a crime, please report it immediately to the local law enforcement jurisdiction. If the property which has been stolen contains sensitive or confidential data, report the theft immediately to the University’s Privacy Office at (650) 725-1828 or privacy@stanford.edu.

    If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information about crime prevention, please call the Department of Public Safety at (650)723-9633.

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