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NDSP responds to campus attack

Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) notified students of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred outside a campus residence hall early Saturday.

In an email to the student body Tuesday night, police stated that a student was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance outside a dorm in the early morning hours.

A third party reported the assault to a campus administrator, the report stated.

Police warned students to be vigilant regarding sexual assault.

“Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time,” the email stated. “College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance, which means the assault could be part of the campus community. Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault.”

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available on the NDSP website, ndsp.nd.edu, and through the University’s Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention.