MSU Alert: Sexual Assault on East Lansing Campus

A sexual assault was reported to the MSU Police Department on April 21, 2017 in the late afternoon. This incident occurred on April 20, 2017 between 1:08 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. in the general area of the Beaumont Tower. The suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years old, short brown hair, brown eyes, wearing a black shirt, unknown color pants, and he may have hairy arms. The suspect left in an unknown direction on foot.
If you have information about this crime please contact the MSU Police Department at 517-355-2221, or 911 for emergencies or crimes in progress.
Michigan State University prohibits sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These crimes will not be tolerated on campus, and are a violation of Michigan law as well as Michigan State University’s Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct. Violence and the fear of violence can disrupt the working and learning processes of the MSU community. The effects of such violence are costly, not only to individual victims, but also to the campus as a whole. MSU proactively addresses sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is fail-safe, here are some suggestions everyone should consider:
• Most commonly, sexual assault is perpetrated not by a stranger, but by someone the victim knows. This is typically a date or acquaintance.
• Alcohol and drugs are often used to create a vulnerability to sexual assault. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between acquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage.
• Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
• People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent. Signs of incapacitation may include (but are not limited to): vomiting, slurring words, stumbling, or not being able to remember conversations.

If you’ve been sexually assaulted, tell someone – there are resources available to help you.
Please visit…/report-sexual-misconduct-and-relat…/ and for helpful resource information about sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
In accordance to the Clery Act, the university is required to disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. For more information about Clery Act implementation at Michigan State University visit…/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.