University of Oregon warns of two reported sexual assaults

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Two women reported assaults in U of O's south campus neighborhood over the past week. One of the victims was found disoriented near the intersection of 18th and University early Saturday morning (May 17).

EUGENE, Ore. -- Officers are looking into reports of two women being assaulted near the University of Oregon campus over the past week, the UO Police Department said Sunday.

During one of the assaults, a female student was allegedly drugged on May 10 at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at 19th and University.

Campus police said in a press release "giving someone a drug to disable the person is aggravated assault, a felony crime."

Reports say another woman, who is not a student at the university, was allegedly sexually assaulted at some point on the evening of Friday, May 16. The victim was found disoriented early Saturday morning near the intersection of 18th Ave. and University, officials said.

UO Police have not identified suspects in either case.

UOPD spokesman Kelly McIver said that in light of the recent sexual assault case involving Oregon basketball players, law enforcement is working with other agencies to provide students with resources should they experience an assault.

If you have information on these or similar incidents, please call UOPD at 541-346-2919 (on campus) or Eugene Police at 541-682-5111 (off campus).


From the University of Oregon Police Department

CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD

  • No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance. 
  • Don't touch people against their will, or without their consent (and incapacitated or unconscious people are not able to legally consent); this is a crime. Do not attempt to impair someone through intoxication or other means. Do not "spike" food or beverage in an attempt to impair someone; this is illegal.
  • Keep your beverages in your control. Don't accept an open beverage from an unknown source, offered by a person that you do not trust.
  • Look out for the well-being of friends who may be incapacitated.
  • Don't leave an impaired friend alone, or with a stranger or untrusted acquaintance. If a friend needs medical help, call 9-1-1.
  • Schedule a pickup from ASUO's Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE (7433) ext. 2) or the Designated Driver Shuttle (541-346-0442) or call a taxi. Don't drive or cycle while intoxicated, don't get into a vehicle with anyone who has been drinking, and don't let a friend do the same. Don't accept a ride from someone you don't trust.
  • Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas. Be aware of surroundings, and attempt to keep a safe distance from strangers. Whenever possible, keep valuables secured and out of sight.
  • If you feel you or others are in danger, call 9-1-1. To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UOPD at 541-346-2919. Off-campus, call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111. For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1.

    RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF CRIME

Call 541-346-SAFE at any time to learn about options and resources, or visit safe.uoregon.edu.

For students, a range of support services are available through the Office of the Dean of Students, 541-346-3216; uodos@uoregon.edu.

For students, personal counseling and other support services are available through the University Counseling and Testing Center,
541-346-3227 (available 24 hours); counseling.uoregon.edu/dnn.

For students, medical and sexual assault examination services are available at University Health Center, 541-346-2770; healthcenter.uoregon.edu.

For employees, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 541-346-3123, and Office of Human Resources, 541-346-3159, can assist in connecting to resources.

Other community resources available are Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 541-343-7277 (24 hour crisis line) or 541-484-9791, Womenspace, 541-485-8232 or 541-485-6513 (24 hour crisis line), and White Bird Clinic Counseling, 541-342-8255 541-687-4000 (24 hour crisis line).