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October 12, 2021
Dear Campus Community Member,
This Campus Safety Alert is being distributed in accordance with the “Timely Warning” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998. Campus Safety Alerts are distributed to the campus community when a Clery Act crime is reported to have occurred on or within a University-owned or -controlled facility, or property that may represent a serious or continuing threat to the safety of the campus community. Even if St. Lawrence does not have all of the facts surrounding a reported criminal incident, distribution is required when pertinent details of a crime are reported to have occurred and an assessment of those details conclude the possibility of a serious or continuing threat. This message is intended to heighten your awareness, to enable you to take actions which can help increase your safety, and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes.
The St. Lawrence University Office of Safety and Security has received a report of sexual assault in Jencks Hall by a heavy-set male on Saturday, October 9. The victim was medically treated for their injuries and released. Safety and Security is investigating.
The suspect is unknown to the victim.
Sexual Assault is defined as an offense that meets the definition of Rape, Fondling, Incest or Statutory Rape as used in the FBI’s UCR program and included in Appendix A of 34 CFR Part 668.
St. Lawrence Safety and Security can be contacted by calling 315-229-5555. Additionally, criminal incidents can be reported to the Canton Police by calling 911 or 315-386-4561.
It’s up to each of us, collectively and individually, to create a campus environment that is safe, respectful, and nurturing, helping all students and employees fulfill their promise. Because harassment and discrimination are contrary to that environment, St. Lawrence prohibits any form of harassment and discrimination. Learn more about the University’s Title IX policies and protocols.
- Victims of sexual misconduct can reach out to confidential resources or officially report the incident.
- Any crime can be reported 24/7 to Safety and Security or the Canton Police. Timely reports can aid in the identification of responsible parties.
- Notify Safety and Security immediately if you have any information or questions.