The following message was emailed to students, faculty, and staff.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), Wake Forest University issues timely notices to alert the campus community of Clery Act crimes or other serious incidents that the University determines represent a serious and ongoing threat to the campus.
Please be aware that the following message contains information about sexual violence. See the end of this message for resource information.
As communicated with the campus this morning, the University Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that took place between 6 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. today. The incident occurred at Kitchin Residence Hall near lot N. The student described the assailant as a male with dark skin between 30 and 40 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, of average build, wearing dark jeans, dark blue or black zip-up hoodie, blue and gray running type shoes with dirty white laces, and a dark blue or black knit hat.
University Police are continuing to work with the Winston-Salem Police Department and other law enforcement resources to identify and interview anyone who was in the general area at that time or might have information that could lead to an arrest. The University also is providing resources to assist the individual involved in this incident and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus, including increased patrols and other measures leading up to commencement.
If you have any information that may assist in the investigation, please contact University Police at (336) 758-5911 or (336) 758-5591. You may also use the online Silent Witness system to report information anonymously.
-If you feel uneasy, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus at any time, contact University Police at (336) 758-5911.
-If you notice a situation that seems unsafe for another person, intervene if it is safe to do so or call for support.
-Remember that the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the survivor knows. Someone can feel that they are in a safe place with safe people and be sexually assaulted.
If you have experienced sexual assault, we encourage you to seek support and report it. If you or a friend have questions or concerns about sexual violence, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:
Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: (336) 758-5285, Benson Center 317
Student Health Service: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium
University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5273, After hours contact Student Health, Reynolda 118
PREPARE Student Advocates: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: (336) 671-7075
Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5017, Reynolda Hall 22
If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices for more information:
Wake Forest University Title IX Office:
(336) 758-7258, Reynolda Hall 2
(336) 758- 5911
Dean of Students:
(336) 758-5226, Benson Center 139
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