WUPD alerts of reported sexual assault on campus

The Washburn University Police Department published an awareness notification bulletin Sept. 8 about an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Aug. 30. The assault took place in Mabee Library as well as in Parking Lot 9.

According to the bulletin, the suspect and victim knew each other. Since the reporting of the assault on Sept. 4, the University Police have interviewed both parties and determined that the campus is not at risk. The investigation continues.

If you have any information about the assault, please contact the Washburn University Police at (785) 670-1153.

If a student ever finds themselves a victim of sexual assault, they can report the incident confidentially to Student Health or Student Counseling Services or to a mandatory reporter such as a professor.

All mandatory reporters are required to report the name of the student. Additionally, students may file a complaint on the Washburn website by clicking on a link at the bottom of the page called “Prohibits Discrimination.” Students may also report to Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director, at (785) 670-1509.