Reported: Friday, 04/01/2016

West Chester University Public Safety received a report that a female WCU student was raped at approximately 2:30 AM on April 1, 2016. The female was on the second floor of the New Street Parking Garage when she encountered a male. The assailant has been identified as a WCU student and criminal charges for an arrest are forthcoming. The female described the male as college age, black, tall, thin, wearing a red shirt, possibly a hat. No further description was reported. A witness encountered the assault, at which time the male fled the scene. Anyone with additional information involving this crime should contact West Chester University Public Safety at 610-436-3311.

If you or someone you know has been affected by a criminal act, the following resources are available to you: (*denotes confidential resource)

Counseling Center*: 610-436-2301
Health Center*: 610-436-2509
Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator: 610-436-2513
Womens Center* 610-436-2122
Judicial Affairs: 610-436-3511
Crime Victims Center*: 610-692-7273
National Sexual Assault Hotline*:1-800-656-HOPE


  • Report all crime or suspicious incidents.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid walking alone.
  • If your partner says no or does not give clear verbal consent, sexual activity must stop.
  • Your partner cannot give consent if incapacitated with alcohol or drugs, coerced, threatened, or frightened.
  • The person(s) who initiate(s) a new level of sexual activity is responsible for getting consent for each level of intimacy.
  • Limit your use of alcohol.
  • Step in if you see a friend or acquaintance being taken advantage of or trying to take advantage of another person. Separate the individuals and make sure they get home safe.