Fall 2007 Campus Alerts

Campus Safety Alert December 9, 2007

To: The St. Lawrence Community
From: Director of Security and Safety Patrick Gagnon
Date: December 9, 2007

An attempted assault has been reported by a St. Lawrence student. Because of the circumstances and because the student does not know the identity of her assailant, we are issuing a campus safety alert.

The Security Office received a report that Saturday night, December 8, between 11:20 and 11:30 p.m., a St. Lawrence student walking from the Steiner Townhouses towards Rebert and Lee Halls was approached by a male, who pushed her to the ground and attempted to assault her. The student was able to get away and she has no injuries. Student Life staff are assisting the survivor in any way she asks.

The male is described as Caucasian, about 6' 3" tall, wearing a black jacket, and may be suffering from a leg injury.
Security and Safety staff are investigating and seek your assistance if you have any information that could help identify the assailant. Please call my office at 229-5555.

Campus Safety Alert Update November 2
 

To: The St. Lawrence Community
From: President Daniel F. Sullivan
Date: November 2, 2007
Subject: Sexual Assault Investigation Status

The investigation of the recent reported sexual assault is ongoing. As Mr. Gagnon has indicated, we cannot release the details of reports and investigations because of our ethical and legal obligations to those who make such reports. I want you to know that we have increased security patrols on campus and stress again the need for all of us to be mindful of our own and each other’s safety. A variety of resources is available to you at any time, and I urge everyone to become familiar with them. They include:

  • Emergency blue-light phones, which provide direct contact to Security and Safety, located throughout campus.
  • "Safe walks," available upon request by contacting Security and Safety.
  • Information about crime prevention and emergency services on the Security and Safety Web site.
  • Information about preventing acts of sexual violence, including sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, and information on support for survivors of such acts, on the Advocates Program Web site.
  • Professional services provided by the staff of the Diana B. Torrey '82 Health and Counseling Center, 76 Park Street, detailed on the center's Web site.

As always, emergency response is also available to anyone by dialing 911, for contact with local law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel.

Campus Safety Alert Update October 29 To: The St. Lawrence Community
From: Patrick Gagnon, director of security and safety


The investigation of the October 27 reported sexual assault is continuing; at this point, I am not able to provide any further details except to confirm that the Canton Police are aware of this report.

We may not be able to release specific details of investigation status, but we take every report seriously and work closely with our Advocates Program to determine a course of action that respects the wishes and privacy of the survivor as we protect our community. I repeat my request that if you have any information that can assist our investigation of the reported assault, please call my office at x5555.

Because of the circumstances reported, I want to stress myself that as a community and as individuals, we must take measures to raise awareness about and prevent acts of violence. I’d like to remind you that the Advocates Web site has a great deal of information, especially an excellent Personalized Safety Plan guide.

Campus Safety Alert

To: The St. Lawrence Community
From: Director of Security and Safety Patrick Gagnon
Date: October 28, 2007

A sexual assault has been reported by a St. Lawrence student. Because of the circumstances and because the survivor does not know the identity of her assailants, we are issuing a campus safety alert.At about 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, a student was walking across the Quad and was approached by three men, who used sexual language and sexually assaulted her. The survivor described her assailants as Caucasian, with medium build and brunette hair.

After the assault was reported, our Advocates Program staff responded. Security and Safety staff are investigating and seek your assistance if you have any information that could help identify the assailants. Please call my office at 229-5555.

The St. Lawrence Advocates are trained faculty, staff and students who can help with emotional support, legal or campus judicial advice, hospital care or information about options available for any of these needs. Katie Protos coordinates our Advocates Program and may be contacted at x5122. A 24-hour hotline is available through 244-5466, and the Security and Safety office is staffed hours a day, seven days a week at x5555.

For information on past situations, refer to the links below.

If you are a Laurentian in California, please contact us with news of your safety. Please indicate in your e-mail that you wish to have your name posted on this site.

Campus Alert: Reported Sexual Assault on September 21, 2007
Security and Safety staff is investigating a report of a sexual assault of a St. Lawrence student that occurred between 11:20 and 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 21, inside a St. Lawrence sorority chapter house.