Public Awareness Announcement: Sexual Offense

Wake Forest is issuing this public awareness announcement concerning a reported incident that may be of concern to the campus community.

Winston-Salem Police are investigating a report of burglary and sexual assault at a private residence near campus on Wake Place Court that occurred at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Aug. 31. An unknown male entered a student’s residence. The student was woken by unwanted contact from the suspect. The suspect fled the residence. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as a white male with short hair, last seen wearing a gray, short-sleeved shirt and khaki pants.

If you have any information that might be helpful in the investigation, contact the Winston-Salem Police at 911 or the University Police at (336) 758-5911 or, if you wish, anonymously through “Silent Witness.”

Wake Forest has offered 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.

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. 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 LiveSafe mobile app
  • Ask a friend who may be in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.

If you have experienced a sexual offense, we encourage you to seek support. If you or a friend has questions or concerns about sexual offenses, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:

Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: 336-758-5285, Reynolds Gym, B104-107

Student Health Service: [Confidential]
336-758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center [Confidential] 
Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 

University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
336-758-5273, Reynolda Hall, Room 117

Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
336-758-5017, Reynolda Hall, Suite 8

If you would like to report a sexual offense, please contact any of the following offices:

University Police
336-758-5911

Wake Forest University Title IX Office
336-758-7258, Reynolda Hall, Room 307

To obtain information about sexual-offense prevention, contact:

Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: 336-758-5285, Reynolds Gym, B104-107 

University Police
336-758-5591 (non-emergency)

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
336-758-5591
rad@nullwfu.edu

Other resources:

Winston-Salem Police Department
336-773-7700
911 in an emergency

Family Services/Forsyth County
24/7 Sexual Assault help line: 336-722-4457
24/7 Domestic Violence help line: 336-723-8125

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center [Confidential] 
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

 

 

 

 

 

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