Reported: Sunday, 02/09/2020
WCU Police have received and are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred In the early morning hours of Sunday February 9. The incident occurred in a residential facility on campus. The victim reported that there are two males involved in this incident, one has been identified and one has not at the time of this report. The unknown actor is described as a W/M early 20s about 5’9’ with a stocky build and facial hair. Anyone with information should contact the University Police at 610-436-3311.
The campus community is cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and to report all suspicious situations. The campus community is encouraged to program 911 and 610-436-3311 into their cell phones. Anyone with information relating to crime is encouraged to contact the West Chester University Police Department at 610-436-3311.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a criminal act, the Chester County Crime Victim Center provides free, confidential support services to WCU Students at their 24 hour hotlines, 610-692-7372 for sexual assaults or 610-692-7420 for other crimes. On-campus assistance is available through the Center for Women and Gender Equity, Counseling Center, Student Health Center and the Office of Student Conduct.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a criminal act, the following resources are available to you.
Department of Public Safety 610-436-3311
Counseling Center: 610-436-2301
Student Health Center: 610-436-2509
Social Equity/Title IX Coordinator: 610-436-2513
Center for Women and Gender Equity 610-436-2122
Office of Student Conduct: 610-436-3511
Crime Victims Center: 610-692-7273 or 610-692-7420
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS:
- 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.