Forcible Sex Offense-known

"This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance. Visit www.psu.edu/hotlines for support."

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
May 16, 2016
Date and Time of Incident:
May 15th 2016 at 05:00pm — May 15th 2016 at 05:30pm
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
20160515M0977
Reported Offense:
An indecent assault was reported to the Police Services Office on May 15, 2016 at 5:57 PM. The reported assault occurred on May 15, 2016 at approximately 5 PM to 5:30 PM in Ariel Hall. Ariel Hall is located on the south eastern portion of the campus near Jordan Road. The victim, a student, reported that a known male, made inappropriate personal contact with him and requested the victim to commit sexual acts.
Location Description:
Ariel Hall located in the south eastern portion of the campus near Jordan Road.
Safety tips:
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Perpetrators are responsible for sexual assaults. Perpetrators take advantage of vulnerability and seek opportunities to commit sexual assaults.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community. It is the duty of the administration to warn of possible "dangerous conditions" on or near the campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus; an "affirmative duty" exists to warn persons associated with the University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Penn State University Police at 814-898-6101 4651 College Drive Erie, Pennsylvania 16563-1100