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Forcible Sex Offense-known

"This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance. Visit https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/get-urgent-help for support."

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Oct 27, 2020
Date and Time of Incident:
Oct 20th 2020 at 08:00am — Oct 20th 2020 at 04:00pm
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
20UP02091
Reported Offense:
An Indecent Assault was reported to University Police on October 27, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. The reported assault occurred on October 20, 2020 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., inside the HUB Robeson Cultural Center. The HUB Robeson Cultural Center is located in the central region of Campus, adjacent to Pollock Rd and Henderson Dr. The victim, a student, reported being inappropriately touched by a male known to the victim.
Location Description:
The incident reportedly occurred in the HUB Robesen Center located in the central area of Campus. The Hub Robesen Center is adjacent to Pollock Rd and Henderson Dr.
Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. You can take specific actions to reduce your vulnerability:
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Get verbal consent from your partner, and don't assume you know what the other person wants.
  • 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) 863-1111 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park, PA 16802