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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”
Sep 13, 2021
Date and Time of Incident:
Aug 26th 2021 at 11:00pm — Aug 27th 2021 at 01:00am
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
21UP01898
Reported Offense:
A third-party reported a Sexual Assault to University Police on September 13, 2021 at 10:34 a.m. The reported assault occurred between 11:00 p.m. on August 26, 2021 and 1:00 a.m. on August 27, 2021 in the East Halls residence complex. The East Halls complex is located in the northeastern portion of campus, adjacent to Curtin Road and Bigler Road. The victim, a student, reported being sexually assaulted by a person known to the victim.
Location Description:
The incident reportedly occurred in a residence hall room located in the East Halls complex. The East Halls complex is located in the northeastern portion of campus, adjacent to the Curtin Road and Bigler Road.
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.
  • 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