Student Reports Sexual Assault at Kappa Sigma

January 31, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

By Aida Ahmed
aahmed@smu.edu

SMU sent a mass email to students this morning warning of an alleged sexual assault that took place this weekend on campus.

On Sunday a female SMU student reported being attacked at the Kappa Sigma House, 3022 SMU Blvd, at around 1:45 a.m. She claimed her attacker was another SMU student.

The SMU Police Department is now investigating the alleged assault.

SMU Police Chief Rick Shafer said the student was allegedly attacked at the Kappa Sigma house by another student.

“There was no weapon involved and the student has been to the hospital,” said Shafer.

Shafer did not say if the alleged attacker was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

In an emailed response to The Daily Mustang, Kappa Sigma President Mario Quinones wrote this statement: “The situation is as alarming to us as it is to anyone else. Kappa Sigma does not condone this type of behavior and we will be working hard to assist SMU in whatever way possible with this investigation.”

Shafer also said this is the first sexual assault to take place on campus this semester.

Along with the SMU Police’s personal safety facts he offers advice on how to avoid an attack.

“Be aware of your surroundings and be with friends,” said Shafer.

If you have any information about this matter, contact the SMU Police Department at 214-768-3388. You can report a crime anonymously by calling 214-SMU-2TIP or online.

Campus News Blog: Student Robbed at Knife-Point

November 10, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Maria A. Prato

Crime has no time. The SMU Police Department issued a crime alert on November 5 after a student was robbed at knife-point on Hillcrest avenue when walking to her residence hall at 3:00P.M.

The student went out the north entrance of the Owen Fine Arts Center and walked between the Peyton and Shuttle halls to the sidewalk on the east side of Hillcrest Avenue. She passed the suspect and when she was by the end of the Hamon Arts Library parking lot, he reached her and asked for her purse. She refused and he got out what appeared to be a knife and cut her arm three or four times.

The suspect ran heading south on Hillcrest Avenue toward Mockingbird Lane.

She described the suspect black male, between 25-35 years old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and 175 pounds, baldhead and unshaven face. He was wearing an orange jacket, blue shorts and sunglasses on his head.

Go to the SMU PD’s crime alert to view the suspect’s sketch.

Here are some tips SMU police gives to protect yourself:

  • Walk with a purpose, aware of your surroundings.
  • Try to stay with the crowd.
  • Don’t carry your valuables loosely.
  • Don’t refuse to release your personal belongings if threatened.
  • Try to remember the robber’s appereance.
  • Call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.

Campus News Blog: SMU PD Reports Vehicle and Bicycle Thefts on Campus

September 22, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Maria A. Prato

Do you ride a car to campus? Or a bicycle? Look out for them!

The SMU Police Department issued a crime alert on campus Wednesday after there has been several vehicle and bicycle thefts reported on campus over the past 10 days.

These thieves are picky. The vehicles reported stolen are 2003 or 2006 Chevrolet Tahoes.

There is a possible suspect vehicle: a black Chevrolet SS Blazer with red and black rims. Its license plates and year are unknown.

Most of the vehicles were stolen around SMU Boulevard during evening hours around 6:00 and 8:00.

The bicycles were stolen at the bicycle racks of Mary Hay, Shuttles, and Cockrell McIntosh Halls, and the bicycle racks of the Owen Fine Arts Center and the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.

The SMU Police Department encourages everyone on campus to report any crime or suspicious activity as soon as possible by calling them at 214-768-3333 or 911. If you have a vehicle, make sure to lock it and keep any valuables out of sight. If you ride a bike, secure it with a U-lock to a bicycle rack.

If you have any information regarding these crimes you can also email SMU PD at police@smu.edu.

Also, if you would like to remain anonymous you can call 214- SMU-2TIP or fill out online the silent witness form.

Sexual Assault Reported at Kappa Sig House

October 21, 2008 by · Comments Off 

SMU PD issued a Crime Alert Friday, Oct. 17, after a female student told police she was sexually assaulted at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house the night before.

The student said a male aquaintence assaulted her in his room between 11 p.m. and midnight Thursday, Oct. 15. She said she’d been playing drinking games with a group of other students at the house.

Police are still investigating the alleged assault.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact SMU PD at 214-768-3388. Tips can also be anonymously reported through the Silent Witness Program by calling 214-SMU-2TIP or online here.

– Compiled by Caitlin Myers, cmyers@smu.edu