Rape reported on IU Bloomington campus

Rape reported on IU Bloomington campus
Posted at 11:27 AM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 11:27:55-04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A rape was reported early Sunday morning on Indiana University's Bloomington campus.

The alleged rape took place at 2 a.m., at Wright Quad.

A non-student reported meeting two men at an off-campus party in Stadium Crossing Apartments. The two men went with the victim to Wright Quad, where the rape took place.

The victim then fled to a bathroom at Rollins House.

One of the suspects was wearing a Halloween accessory resembling a captain's hat.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the IU Police Department – Bloomington at 812-855-4111.

IU offers the following safety tips:

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Each member of the IU community shares in the responsibility to create and maintain a safe and respectful environment for all individuals. You can help reduce the risk of sexual assault by watching out for the safety of others. While not all crimes of sexual violence are alike, the following information may be helpful:

  • The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. 
  • Consent – Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must obtain their consent. Consent is an agreement or permission expressed through affirmative, voluntary words or actions that are mutually understandable to all parties involved. Consent cannot be given by someone who is incapacitated by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Personal Safety – Perpetrators often use drugs and/or alcohol to target potential victims. Date rape drugs are tasteless, colorless, odorless, can be ingested in a multitude of forms, and effects are not immediately apparent. Be cautious of any substance you are drinking, eating or inhaling that you have not personally prepared and has not remained in your constant control.
  • Bystander Intervention – Look out for each other. If one of you cannot be with a group of trusted friends, tell each other where you are going, whom you will be with, when you expect to return, and that you’ll contact them if anything changes. If you see someone in trouble, safely intervene or call the police immediately.

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