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Crime Alert Timely Notification Bulletin 2016-02

Campus Rape Incident-University Police Case 

April 04, 2016

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a rape incident that occurred on campus.

Reported Offense: A SUNY Cortland student reported a rape incident that occurred on April 01, 2016 during the early morning hours. The incident took place in a residence hall on campus. 

Suspect(s): The suspect was known to the victim prior to the incident.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place.

Remember, sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries and trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved or contact someone else to assist.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help you. Please visit our Reporting Options page and our Title IX Resource page for more information.

Crime Alert Timely Notification Bulletin 2016-01

Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

March 04, 2016

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a forcible touching incident.

Reported Offense: A SUNY Cortland student reported a forcible touching incident that occurred over the weekend of February 26-27, 2016. The incident occurred in a residence hall on campus.  

Suspect(s): The suspect was known to the victim prior to the incident.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place.

Remember, sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries and trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved or contact someone else to assist.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help you. Please visit our Reporting Options page and our Title IX Resource page for more information.

Crime Alert Timely Notification Bulletin 2015-10

Campus Rape Incident-University Police Case -Updated 11/25/2015

November 14, 2015

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a rape incident.

Reported Offense: A SUNY Cortland student reported a rape incident that occurred on November 14, 2015 in the early morning hours. The incident occurred in a residence hall on campus.  

Suspect(s): The suspect was known to the victim just prior to the incident. On 11/25/2015 the University Police at SUNY Cortland arrested a non-student and charged him with two counts of Criminal Sexual Act- First Degree (Class B Felony) and Forcible Touching (Class A Misdemeanor). 

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. The University Police are investigating.

Remember, sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries and trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved or contact someone else to assist.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help you. Please visit our Reporting Options page and our Title IX Resource page for more information.

Crime Alert Timely Notification Bulletin 2015-09

Campus Forcible Touching Incident-University Police Case 

November 05, 2015

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a forcible touching incident.

Reported Offense: A SUNY Cortland student reported a forcible touching incident that occurred on October 31, 2015 in the early morning hours. The incident occurred in a residence hall on campus.  

Suspect(s): The suspect was known to the victim prior to the incident.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. The University Police are investigating, along with the Student Conduct Office.

Remember, sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries and trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved or contact someone else to assist.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help you. Please visit our Reporting Options page and our Title IX Resource page for more information.

Crime Alert Timely Notification Bulletin 2015-08

Off Campus Rape Incident-Cortland City Police Case 

October 07, 2015

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a rape incident that occurred on Groton Avenue in the City of Cortland.

Reported Offense: A SUNY Cortland student reported a rape incident that occurred on October 7, 2015 in the early morning hours. The incident occurred near the intersection of Groton Avenue and Graham Avenue.  

Suspect(s): The suspect is unknown and fled the area after the attack.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Cortland City Police at 607-753-3001 ext. 323

Remember, sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries and trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved or contact someone else to assist.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help you. Please visit our Reporting Options page and our Title IX Resource page for more information.

Crime Alert Timely Notification Bulletin 2015-07

Off Campus Rape Incident-Cortland City Police Case 

September 07, 2015

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a rape incident that occurred on campus owned property.

Reported Offense: A SUNY Cortland student reported a rape incident that occurred on September 06, 2015 in the early morning hours. The incident occurred on property that is owned by SUNY Cortland located on Tompkins Street, in the City of Cortland. 

Suspect(s): The suspect is a non-student and has been arrested and charged with this crime.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place.

Remember, sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:

  • Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.
  • Practice being assertive about your boundaries and trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call for assistance.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved or contact someone else to assist.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help you. Please visit our Reporting Options page and our Title IX Resource page for more information.

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