Category: AlertSU

AlertSU messages

Road Closure update

Update: Roadway has been cleared of debris. J-Serra between Alpine Rd and Campus West is now open in both directions.

Road Closure

ALERTSU: Road closure both directions on J-Serra between Alpine Rd and Campus West at 6:15am due to debris covering lanes in both directions . Plan an alternate route around the area. Stay away from the area until the situation is resolved. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alert

Power restored, campus operating normally

ALERTSU: Power restored, campus operating normally. Updates available at https://emergency.stanford.edu/.

Update on Power Outage

ALERTSU: Power has been restored to most campus buildings. A handful of buildings will remain without power overnight. See https://emergency.stanford.edu for updates.

Phone access, classes during power outage

ALERTSU: PHONE ACCESS: During the outage, in an emergency, you may need to use a mobile phone to call 911. CLASSES: Classes and events are canceled this evening in buildings affected by the outage. For a full list of affected buildings, visit: https://emergency.stanford.edu/

Update on power outage for lab researchers

ALERTSU: LBRE is working to restore power. Lab researchers in buildings that have lost power, please cease work with hazardous materials and leave and secure the lab. Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu/

Power failure on campus

ALERTSU: Large portions of the campus are without power. About one third of campus lost power around 3 p.m. LBRE is working to restore power.Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu/

2018 Annual Test Message

This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. If there were a real emergency, this message would contain information about the event and any necessary protective actions. Please participate by acknowledging this message.

Please visit our website at https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html

Gas Leak

STANFORD 05/29/2018, Gas leak near Escondido Village has been repaired. Roads to re-open by 5:30 p.m. Further details at http://emergency.stanford.edu/.

Gas Leak Update for Escondido Village Residents

STANFORD 05/29/18. Important gas leak updates for residents of Escondido Village are posted at emergency.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak at Escondido Village

STANFORD: 05/29/18. Pampas Ln and east lane of Campus Dr closed btwn Escondido Rd and Maples Pavilion due to gas leak at Escondido Village. Fire Dept. on scene. Please avoid the area. Updates at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak 5/29/18

STANFORD PD: 5/29/18, There is a reported gas leak at Escondido Village, 2:30PM. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html

2018 AlertSU Spring Test

This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. For more information about AlertSU, visit our website at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html

Update to Community Alert on March 28th, 2018

Palo Alto Police detectives arrested a man Sunday morning in connection with the sexual assault of a high school-aged jogger in Palo Alto on March 28. For more information, please visit the Palo Alto Police news release at https://bit.ly/2JzKPJI

All clear at Cordura Hall situation

STANFORD: 04/02/18. Police are wrapping up an investigation of suspicious items found at Cordura Hall and have determined there is no danger at the scene. The items were part of a student research project of the Stanford Online High School. Cordura Hall has re-opened to occupants and Panama Street is also now open to traffic. More information available at emergency.stanford.edu

Suspicious Circumstance – Cordura Hall

4/2/18, Police are investigating suspicious items located at Cordura Hall. Evacuations are in place. Panama Street between Campus Drive and Via Ortega is closed at this time. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/

Test AlertSU message

Testing AlertSU posting to emergency.stanford.edu. There is no emergency situation.

Neukom incident resolution

STANFORD: (02/14/18). Stanford University Public Safety officials have confirmed that Santa Clara County hazardous materials professionals have tested a white substance received by a faculty member at the Law School on Wednesday and confirmed that it is an inert powder that poses no health concern.

Investigations into the substance briefly prompted the shut down of two rooms in the Neukom Building of the Law School as emergency personnel investigated the matter and tested the substance. Although the Neukom Building was partially shut down, operations and activities continued at the Stanford Law School.

Neukom incident update

STANFORD: (02/14/18), Emergency personnel are continuing to investigate an unknown white substance received by a Law School faculty member. Tests are being conducted. While the Neukom Building has not been evacuated, members of the campus community are being asked to stay clear of the building out of an abundance of caution as officials respond. Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Neukom Building incident

STANFORD: (02/14/18), Stanford Public Safety has closed down several rooms in the Neukom Building of the Law School out of an abundance of caution after a Law School faculty member received an unknown white substance in an envelope. Members of the Stanford community are asked to stay clear of the area as public safety officials respond.

Missing Person

The Department of Public Safety has been notified of a missing adult male. He is a visitor on campus and was last seen in the area of the Main Quad and Cantor Arts Center at approx. 1:30pm today.

The missing male, named Danny, is 87 years of age and described as a Chinese male, 5’7" tall and approximately 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white and black checkered shirt, black pants, and carrying a black messenger bag.

If seen, please contact the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.

Crime Alert – Thefts

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) has received several reports of thefts from academic buildings located on the west side of campus. The thefts occurred on February 5th and 6th. The method of entry was through unlocked doors/windows. The property taken has included laptops and other electronic devices.

Additionally, a Ford 350 truck was stolen from the parking garage on Roth Way on 2/6/18 (the truck was recovered in Pleasanton).

SUDPS encourages individuals who observe suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an office area without legitimate business, to call 9-1-1 immediately.

As a reminder, the University has established a requirement to verifiably encrypt all windows and Mac computers, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices that are used by employees on the campus network. The University 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 crime alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Prowling/Peeping

Safety Tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and know your location at all times.  
  • Avoid distractions such as talking or texting with a cell phone when on foot.  
  • Walk or run on lighted and paved paths with the blue 911 emergency telephone towers.
  • Refer to the Suggested Routes Map at: https://stanford.app.box.com/v/Suggested-Travel-Routes-Map
  • Walk or run in pairs or groups, especially at night. 
  • Report suspicious activity or behavior immediately by dialing 911, 9-911 from a campus phone, or activating a 911 emergency tower.
  • For a free safety escort (9:00pm to 2:00am), please call (650) 725-SURE (Stanford United for Risk Elimination)

Dish Closure – Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in parts of the Bay Area, particularly at higher elevations, from 10 p.m. Friday, December 15, to 10 a.m. Sunday, December 17, due to a dry weather system moving into the region that is expected to bring gusty winds and low humidity.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast, and it represents the weather service’s highest level of fire alert.

Out of an abundance of caution, and recognizing the devastating wildfires that have occurred in California recently, the Stanford Dish will be closed to public use for the entire day on Saturday, December 16. The Dish will reopen to the public on Sunday, December 17, at 10 a.m.

The Matadero Trail in the Stanford foothills also will be closed during this period.

We appreciate the community’s understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this closure poses. Any updates that are issued over the weekend will be available at police.stanford.edu.

Gas Line Break Update

STANFORD DPS: PG&E is on scene. The gas has been turned off & they are working on repairs. Time of repairs will be approximately 3 hrs. The area has reopened.

Gas Line Break 11/22/17

STANFORD PD: 11/22/17, There is a reported gas line break at 53 Dudley Ln. Stay away from the area. Updates will be posted on this page when available.

Community Alert, 11/2/17 11:40AM

The following information is an update to the Community Alert sent on 11/2/17 at 2:21am:

On Thursday, 11/2/17 at around 12:49am, Stanford DPS received a report from a female Stanford student that a person unknown to her had approached her from behind and grabbed her by the wrist and waist. The student had been walking on the path around Lake Lagunita and was near the Lakeside Dining Hall when the incident occurred. She was able to pull away from the subject, whom she described as a white male adult, around 20-30 years old, about 6’0 tall with an average build, clean shaven, with dark eyebrows and thin lips. He was wearing dark pants and a hooded blue denim jacket with the hood up over his head. The victim notified the police within a few minutes of the crime. Officers conducted a search for the suspect but were unable to locate him. This incident is being categorized as false imprisonment.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Stanford DPS at (650)723-9633.

Assualt & Battery 11/2/17 12:45am

Stanford PD: There was a reported assault in the area of Lake Lagunita. The suspect is described as white male 20-30 years old, and is unknown to the victim.

Community Alert 10/27/17

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) has received several reports of Caller ID Fraud (aka, “Spoofing”) over the past two days. In at least one instance, the University’s main number was spoofed. In two of the instances, the phone number for SUDPS was spoofed. One caller was told there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest.


As described on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website (www.fcc.gov), “spoofing” is a situation in which “a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.”


Spoofing is illegal when there is an intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongly obtain anything of value.


To avoid becoming a victim, we recommend the following when you receive a call that is suspicious as to what is being said or requested of you:


• Do NOT provide personal information such as credit card or financial institution account numbers, Social Security numbers, Mother’s maiden names, passwords, or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious. The caller may also try to pressure you to provide your information.


• If the caller says he/she represents a company or agency, such as SUDPS, and requests personal information or uses a ruse similar to the first incident above, hang up and dial the phone number on your account statement or listed on the website for the company or agency to verify the authenticity of the call and caller. The phone number and website for SUDPS is:
(650) 723-9633 / police.stanford.edu.


If you receive a call that is suspicious or that you believe to be an attempt to defraud using a spoofed phone number, please do not hesitate to contact the SUDPS.



This crime alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act. 

Sexual Assault

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that took place on October 20, 2017 at approximately 9:00pm. The incident took place on campus. The victim and suspect know one another.

Sexual Assault

On October 24, 2017, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault (rape). The incident took place on the east side of campus after midnight on October 23, 2017. The victim and suspect know one another.

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. The university’s website containing resource information is: https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu/

Additional information and support can be found through the following resources:

CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING
Stanford Confidential Support Team
https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
650-493-7273

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps
650-723-3785

Faculty Staff Help Center
https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center
650-723-4577

NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING
Title IX Office
https://titleix.stanford.edu
650-497-4955

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
https://sara.stanford.edu
650-725-1056

Stanford Police
https://police.stanford.edu
911 (emergency)
650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Sexual Harassment Policy Office
https://harass.stanford.edu

Stanford Sexual Assault Support and Resources
https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu

Sexual Assault Resources Handout
https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources

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

2017 Annual AlertSU Test

This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. There is no emergency at this time. For more information about the AlertSU system, visit police.stanford.edu. Thank you for your participation.

Auto Burglary – Update

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) received a report of an in-progress vehicle burglary at the Stanford Golf Course on October 13, 2017 at 6:25pm. A second vehicle was reported to have been burglarized in the area of the Cantor Arts Center (Lomita Dr. and Roth Way) around the same time.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black Honda (sedan or coupe) with paper plates. The vehicle has a dent in the trunk. Witnesses stated they saw 2 suspects. The suspects were described as being Black males, approximately 20 years of age, wearing dark “hoodies”. There is no additional descriptive information about the suspects at this time.

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.
• 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 device)

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 crime alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Page Mill Road Closure Update-10/11/17

Road Closure Update: Page Mill Road between Hanover and Peter Coutts has been reopened to normal traffic as of 4:55pm. https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html

Road Closure–Page Mill 10/11/17

ROAD CLOSURE: As of 4:00 pm on 10/11/17, Page Mill Road is closed between Hanover Street and Peter Coutts Road due to police activity in the area. Stanford Avenue is experiencing heavy traffic due to this road closure. Plan an alternate route around the impacted area.
Stay away from the area until further notice. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

Chilled water curtailment ends

All chilled water curtailment has ended. Chilled water storage tank levels and forecasted loads are back to normal. It will take about two hours to restore remaining buildings to normal conditions.

Please notify your building manager of any continuing space temperature issues in your location. Thank you for your patience and support during the curtailment.

Cooling curtailment returns to Stage 1

Due to improved chilled water tank storage levels, the Stage 3 chilled water curtailment on the Stanford campus was lifted at 5:30 a.m. today and Stage 2 is being lifted starting immediately.

The campus will remain at Stage 1 curtailment until conditions are reassessed later this morning. A Stage 1 curtailment means that, in order to preserve sufficient cooling capacity for medical, research, data processing and other facilities, comfort cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus.

Further updates will be provided on emergency.stanford.edu. Thank you for your continued patience.

Building cooling update – Stage 3

The Chilled Water Curtailment affecting the Stanford campus this afternoon has been raised to Stage 3. This means that temperatures in teaching, research or commercial spaces may exceed campus guidelines of 80-85 degrees for a more extended period of time, perhaps 24 hours or more.

Building managers responsible for equipment that may be sensitive to heat should take steps to prepare for heightened interior temperatures.

Campus facilities managers are working actively to address the situation, which appears to be predominantly caused by the extraordinary heat wave along with high humidity levels and high overnight temperatures that have added to the load on the campus cooling system.

The duration of the curtailment is still unknown. There will be an update on Wednesday morning, and earlier if needed, at emergency.stanford.edu. The university appreciates the community’s continuing patience with the higher-than-normal interior temperatures.

Managers should continue to encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

Building cooling update

Due to worsening chilled water load and storage tank levels, a Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment is being implemented on the Stanford campus this afternoon.

This means that in addition to reducing comfort cooling in some buildings under Stage 1, the curtailment may result in temporary disruption of teaching, research and commercial operations. Temperatures in teaching, research or commercial spaces may exceed campus guidelines of 80-85 degrees for a limited period of time.

Managers should encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

The university continues to appreciate the campus community’s patience with this curtailment and will provide further updates at emergency.stanford.edu.

Building Cooling Alert

A Stage 1 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building comfort cooling in many campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the Stanford campus this afternoon (Tuesday, September 5).

Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the record-high weekend temperatures, along with continued high humidity and high overnight temperatures, the Central Energy Facility (CEF) chilled water storage level is lower than normal. A chilled water curtailment is required to reduce load and restore chilled water storage to normal levels. CEF chilled water production capacity is still less than normal, awaiting the replacement of two chillers in October.

A Stage 1 curtailment means that, in order to preserve sufficient cooling capacity for medical, research, data processing and other facilities, comfort cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus.

The duration of the curtailment is unclear at this time. Updates will be posted on emergency.stanford.edu on Wednesday morning and whenever there is further information.

Gas Line Break Final Update

The gas line break on Serra St has been repaired. Galvez St and Serra St are now open to all traffic. 

Gas Line Break Update

Gas Line Break Update: PG&E is on scene. The gas has been turned off and they are working on repairs. Time of repairs will be approximately 5-6 hours. Continue to stay away from the area and use alternate routes. Updates will be posted on this site when available.

Gas Line Break 9/1/17

STANFORD PD:9/1/17, There is a reported gas line break. Galvez Street is closed between Campus Drive and Serra Street. Serra Street is closed between Galvez Street and Campus Drive. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu

Update to Fire @ the Dish 8/23/2017

STANFORD PD: 8/23/2017, as an update to the Fire reported last night at the Dish hiking area near interstate 280, the Dish has been reopened for public access.

Update: Fire @the Dish 8/23/2017

STANFORD PD UPDATE: August 23, 2017. The fire at the Stanford Dish Hiking Trails has been extinguished. The Stanford Dish Hiking trails will remain closed until further notice. Junipero Serra Blvd. is now open to normal traffic.

Fire @ the Dish

STANFORD PD: 8/22/2017, Fire at the Dish hiking area near interstate 280, 9:32 PM. Stay away from the area. Junipero Serra Road is closed between Stanford Avenue and Campus Drive East. Santa Clara County and Palo Alto Fire resources are on scene. The fire is not threatening any structures.

The Dish area will be closed until further notice. Updates when available at police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

Road Closure Update

Junipero Serra Blvd between Stanford Ave and Campus Drive East is now open.

Road Closure

ROAD CLOSURE on Junipero Serra Blvd between Stanford Ave and Campus Drive East; unknown time of reopening. Plan alternate route, avoid area. Updates when available on this site.

Sexual Assault

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified about a sexual assault that occurred on the west side of campus. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30pm, and the victim and suspect are acquaintances. The female victim described the suspect as follows: White male adult, approximately 22-25 years old, brown hair, brown eyes, thin build, and average height. The 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:

    CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING
    Stanford Confidential Support Team
    https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
    650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

    YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
    650-493-7273

    CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
    https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps
    650-723-3785

    Faculty Staff Help Center
    https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center
    650-723-4577

    NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING
    Title IX Office
    https://titleix.stanford.edu/
    650-497-4955

    Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
    https://sara.stanford.edu/

    Stanford Police
    https://police.stanford.edu/
    911 (emergency)
    650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
    650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
    Sexual Harassment Policy Office
    https://harass.stanford.edu/

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

    Sexual Assault Resources Handout
    https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources

    Stanford Actions on Sexual Assault
    https://notalone.stanford.edu/stanford-actions-sexual-assault


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

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:

    CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING
    Stanford Confidential Support Team
    https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
    650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

    YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
    650-493-7273

    CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
    https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps
    650-723-3785

    Faculty Staff Help Center
    https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center
    650-723-4577

    NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING
    Title IX Office
    https://titleix.stanford.edu/
    650-497-4955

    Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
    https://sara.stanford.edu/

    Stanford Police
    https://police.stanford.edu/
    911 (emergency)
    650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
    650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
    Sexual Harassment Policy Office
    https://harass.stanford.edu/

    Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources:
    Not Alone Website – https://notalone.stanford.edu/
    Sexual Assault Resources Handout
    https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources

    Stanford Actions on Sexual Assault
    https://notalone.stanford.edu/stanford-actions-sexual-assault


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