August 30th, 2015
The following message was sent to the campus community from Communications and External Relations.
The Wake Forest University Police Department received information from the Winston-Salem Police Department on Aug. 29 that a student was sexually assaulted off campus by a student who is known to the assaulted student.
Any investigation of this matter will be handled by the Winston-Salem Police Department since it occurred in the Winston-Salem Police Department’s jurisdiction.
The incident was reported to have occurred shortly after midnight Aug. 29.
Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individuals involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community. It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.
–Be respectful of yourself and others. Make sure that any sexual act is OK with your partner, and remember that consent is an active process, not the absence of a “no.”
–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, contact University Police, available 24 hours at (336) 758-5911.
–Download Live Safe Mobile App http://police.wfu.edu/new/lifesafe-web-app/
–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.
As community members witnessing a dangerous situation, we can:
–Call University Police or someone else in authority.
–Tell another person.
–Ask a friend in a potentially dangerous situation if he/she wants to leave and then make sure that he/she gets home safely.
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
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations