LOGAN, Utah, Sept. 5, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A sexual assault has been reported near the Utah State University campus in Logan, officials said Thursday.
“A sexual assault was reported today, Sept. 5, to campus security authorities by a third party,” said a “Code Blue” alert from USU at approximately 1:30 p.m. “The report indicates the sexual assault occurred on Aug. 31, at a fraternity house in Logan. Drugs may have been used to facilitate the crime. The suspect is not known.”
The alert included the following suggestions for students:
- Know what you are drinking, keep an eye on your drink, and never accept a drink from someone you don’t know or trust.
- Don’t stand by if someone is speaking or behaving in a disrespectful or inappropriate way. Speak up or seek assistance from police or USU employees. Learn more about becoming an Upstander and request an Upstanding bystander intervention training here.
- Make sure you understand consent and always receive it before engaging in sexual activity. Learn more here.
- Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe on campus, contact USU Police at 435-797-1939 or dial 911. USU police officers provide safety escorts across campus; please allow 20-30 minutes for an officer to arrive.
- If you’ve been sexually assaulted, there are on- and off-campus resources ready to help you. You may report the incident to the police or file a Title IX report. If you are not ready to report to police or to the university through the Title IX Coordinator, visit with a confidential advocate or counselor. Learn more about these resources here.
- The health and safety of the campus community is USU’s primary concern, and the university’s Amnesty Policy excuses students who report sexual misconduct from facing discipline for a violation of the student code involving drugs and alcohol.
If you have any information about this crime, contact USU police by phone at 435-797-1939 or in person at 800 E. 1250 North.