U of U ALERT: Reported sexual assault

[Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 11:55 am] POLICE INVESTIGATING REPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS

University of Utah Police are investigating a reported sexual assault early this morning Saturday, Feb. 29 at a campus residence hall. The victim is not a University of Utah student.

The suspect is male and based on information available it is not clear whether he is a university student.No additional details of the reported assailant are available at this time, and the police investigation is ongoing. This message was sent as part of the University of Utah’s commitment to provide timely, accurate and validated information about serious or ongoing threats to the campus community.

If you have any helpful information, please contact University of Utah Police by calling 801-585-2677 (801-585-COPS). In the immediacy of this event: If you wish to use a courtesy escort anywhere on campus, 24-hours-a-day, call 801-585-2677 to arrange service. More information will be shared as it becomes available.The primary focus of police will be to investigate the case, ensure the safety of campus, and support the individual who reported the incident and provide all needed resources. Please understand these types of investigations take time for a variety of reasons.

Housing & Residential Education on-call staff are available to support residents. Staff can be reached through the information desks at the Peterson Heritage Center, Lassonde Studios and Marriott Honors Community.

Counseling and support services are also available from several entities on campus. These include:

University Neuropsychiatric Institute crisis line: 801-587-3000 (available 24/7).
Center for Student Wellness (victim-survivor advocates, bystander intervention training): 801-581-7776
University Counseling Center: 801-581-6826
Women’s Resource Center: 801-581-6402
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: 801-581-8365
Office of the Dean of Students: 801-581-7066
Department of Public Safety: 801-585-2677

The campus community is also encouraged to visit the website safeu.utah.edu, which has comprehensive information about how to report incidents, where to get support and other resources and safety training available at the U.

This message was sent as part of the University of Utah’s commitment to provide timely warning about serious or ongoing threats to the campus community.