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Stanford University Issues Alert Regarding Rape Reported at Student Housing

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    Stanford Reports Rape at Campus Student Housing

    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. Kris Sanchez reports.

    (Published Thursday, July 20, 2017)

    Stanford University has issued an alert about a rape that reportedly took place early Wednesday on campus.

    The Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified about a rape that occurred at a student residence on the west side of campus. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m.

    The victim and the suspect are acquaintances, according to police.

    The female victim described the suspect as light skinned, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 180 pounds, approximately 53 years old, with brown hair, brown eyes.

    The incident is being investigated by police and the university, but no word yet on an arrest.

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

    Stanford University issued the following guidelines on how to report a sexual assult or rape:

    • 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:

    ADDITIONAL 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/

    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



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