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Timely Warnings

Timely Warning messages are part of Purdue University's commitment to provide campus-area crime information in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly known as the Clery Act. This page is not a layer of the University’s Timely Warning or Emergency Notification policy or procedure but is maintained for transparency, safety and educational purposes.

Purdue Police investigating an alleged sexual assault 

Incident date

October 29-30, 2021

Incident type

Alleged Sexual Assault

Location/address

300 block of North Grant Street

Suspect description

Unknown

Incident information

The West Lafayette City Police Department is investigating an alleged sexual assault that was reported to have occurred late Friday night (10/29/21) or early Saturday morning (10/30/21) in the 300 block of North Grant Street. Anyone with information should contact WLPD at 765-775-5200.

Prevention information

Sexual assault is non-consensual activity, ranging from unwanted touching to forced intercourse (which can include sexual contact with someone who is impaired by alcohol, drugs, or any other intoxicant that impairs their judgment).

Always seek verbal, sober, and clear consent. Immediately stop sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest or if they say “no.” Consent to one sexual act does not imply consent to another. The absence of “no” does not mean “yes.” Pressuring or coercing someone into engaging in sexual activity is sexual assault.

Though the victim of a crime is not at fault, many crimes can be prevented by small acts:

  • Always be cautious when meeting someone you do not know, in person or online.

  • Utilize the buddy system with a friend you trust. If a friend seems too intoxicated, get him or her to a safe place immediately.

  • Seek medical help immediately if a friend starts to exhibit symptoms of dizziness, nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties, or is acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol.

  • If you are involved in, or a witness to, a situation that appears unsafe or makes you uncomfortable, intervene if it’s safe to do so, elicit help from a friend, or go to a safe area and call for help.

  • If you get up to move or use the restroom, always bring your drink with you. Watch your drink at all times.

The 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Purdue University. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs regarding safety and security. Three years’ of statistics are included for certain crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.