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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”
Nov 11, 2020
Date and Time of Incident:
Oct 3rd 2020 at 12:01am — Oct 3rd 2020 at 11:59pm
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
20UP02230
Reported Offense:
A Sexual Assault was reported to University Police on November 11, 2020 at 4:06 p.m. The reported assault occurred on October 3, 2020 between 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., in the East Halls Residence complex. East Halls is located in the north eastern portion of campus, adjacent to Curtin Rd and Bigler Rd. A student, reported being victim of non-consensual sexual acts by another student known to them.
Location Description:
This incident reportedly occurred in the East Halls Residence complex. The East Halls Residence complex is located in the north eastern portion of campus, adjacent to Curtin Rd and Bigler Rd.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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