Date:   08/24/15

Incident Number:   15-004841

Location:   Stophel Apartments

You are receiving this alert email as part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s commitment to providing campus-area crime information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

A sexual assault was reported on August 24, 2015 that occurred at Stophel Apartments. It is believed that the alleged offender and the victim know each other.

Sexual Violence is Never the Fault of the Victim.
We Must Work Together to Keep Our Campus Safe.

Remember:

  • Consent must be affirmative and unambiguous.
  • Consent can be revoked at any time.
  • Consent to one sex act does not imply consent to another sex act.
  • Consent cannot be given by a person who is incapacitated by drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Consent cannot be obtained by or inferred from:

o   Coercion;

o   Silence that is not accompanied by conduct evidencing an agreement to engage in a particular sexual act;

o   Consent communicated by the other person on a previous occasion;

o   Consent communicated to another person;

o   The other person’s failure to resist physical force (however, the other person’s resistance to physical force will be viewed as a clear demonstration that the person has not communicated Consent);

o   The sexual arousal of the other person;

o   A current or previous dating, romantic, intimate, or sexual relationship with the other person;

o   Currently or previously cohabitating with the other person;

o   The other person’s attire;

o   The other person’s reputation;

o   The other person’s giving or acceptance of gifts; or

o   The other person’s extension or acceptance of an invitation to go to a private residence, room, or location.

(http://www.utc.edu/sexual-misconduct/)

Below are Some Tips on How to be an Active Bystander:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be able to recognize when someone needs help.
  • See yourself as being part of the solution.
  • Educate yourself on what to do when you see that someone needs help.
  • Take action but be sure to keep yourself safe.

How to Intervene Safely:

  • Tell another person – do not try to intervene alone, if possible.
  • Ask a victim if he or she is okay.
  • Ask the person if he or she wants to leave. Make sure that he or she gets home safely.
  • Call the police (911) or someone else in authority or yell for help.

To contact UTCPD for help or to report a crime in progress; you may use any of the following options:

  • Pick up a Blue Light Phone from any location
  • From a campus Red Phone – dial 911
  • From a cell phone (423) 425-4357. Consider adding this number to your cell phone’s quick dial list.
  • Call 911 from a safe location to reach local police.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), 20 U.S.C. 1092 (f), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issues timely warning reports to Notify the campus community of Clery Act crimes or other serious incidents that the University determines represent a serious and ongoing threat to the campus. The University may distribute timely warning reports using a variety of means, including emails, text messages, flyers, and website announcements posted on the Campus Public Safety website:

https://blog.utc.edu/safe-secure/

 

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