Forcible Sex Offense-known

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

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Mar 21, 2017
Date and Time of Incident:
Mar 18th 2017 at 02:30am — Mar 18th 2017 at 03:00am
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Reported Offense:
A sexual assault was reported to University Police on March 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. The reported assault occurred on March 18, 2017 between 2:30 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. in a residence hall on campus. The residence hall is in the area of Pollock and South Halls and is adjacent to Pollock Road and Shortlidge Road. The victim, a student, reported being sexually assaulted by a person known to her.
Location Description:
Pollock and South Residence Hall are located on the south portion of campus. South Hall borders College Avenue, while Pollock Hall is located between Shortlidge Road and Hastings Road.

Appearance of suspect is reported to be:

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Additional Description:
Information pertaining to the identity of the suspect have not been reported to police.
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.
  • Listen to your partner. If you are getting unclear messages, stop.
  • Perpetrators are responsible for sexual assaults. Perpetrators take advantage of vulnerability and seek opportunities to commit sexual assaults.
  • Sexual Assault is a second degree felony in the state of PA. Sentencing can include up to 10 years in prison, fines, and psychiatric treatment.

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) 863-1111 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park, PA 16802