Crime Alert: Sexual Misconduct
Over the past several days three separate incidents of sexual misconduct were reported to University Campus Security Authorities:
August 29th a female student disclosed being sexually assaulted by a known male acquaintance in a residence hall room.
On August 30th a female student reported being inappropriately touched by a known male acquaintance in a residence hall room.
On September 2nd a male student reported being inappropriately touched by a known female acquaintance in a residence hall room.
Anyone with information regarding a crime is encouraged to call the ASU Police Department at 262-2150, or you may also report crimes anonymously at http://www.police.appstate.edu/crime-tip-submission-form
Tips for keeping safe:
- Know what consent to sexual activity means.
- Appalachian defines Consent as: clear, knowing, voluntary, and sober permission, through words or actions, for another individual to do something that affects the individual giving consent.
- Consent is based on choice and must be informed, freely and actively given, and mutually understandable, indicating a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.
- Remember sexual activity without consent is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and if a person is found responsible could result in suspension or expulsion from the university.
Notification of certain crimes to the campus community is required by federal law.