Safety Notice

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Date: October 16, 2013

Location: On Campus / McNichols Campus- Residential Halls

Perpetrators: W/M/23 5’8” tall, 170 lbs. medium build, brown hair, blue eyes, wearing white dress shirt, light color jeans

Circumstances: Incident was reported on October 21, 2013 to DPS. Victim reported that perpetrator was met on online and communications had occurred for 3-4 weeks. On October 16, 2013 victim received text message from perpetrator request to see victim. Victim met perpetrator in resident hall. Victim stated that perpetrator made unwanted sexual advancement towards victim.

Safety Tips:

  • Online Dating/Meetings
    • Always meet in public
      Meet for the first time in a populated, public location – never in a private or remote location, and never at your date's home or apartment.
    • Stay in a public place
      It is best not to go back to your date's home or bring them back to yours on the first date. If your date pressures you, end the date and leave at once.
    • Tell a friend
      Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you're going. If you own a mobile phone, make sure you have it with you.
    • Stay sober
      Keep a clear mind and avoid doing anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret.
    • Drive yourself to and from the first meeting
      Just in case things don't work out, you need to be in control of your own ride – even if you take a taxi.
    • Keep personal items with you at all times
      You don't want to risk having personal information stolen. If you're drinking, keep your drink with you at all times so it can't be tampered with.
  • Secure all valuable items; don’t leave them in plain view.
  • Utilize the campus escort policy or walk with others when possible.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash
  • Be aware of your surroundings and others around you at all times.
  • Limit the use of devices that distract you while you are walking (Ex. Text messaging, iPods)
  • On campus emergencies call Public Safety (313) 993-1123
  • Off campus emergencies call 9-1-1

Department of Public Safety

EMERGENCIES:

  • Campus Phone 1-2-3
  • Non-Campus Phone 313-993-1123
  • 101 Student Center Building, McNichols Campus