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.