Crime Alerts

Crime Alert Bulletin 2019-07
Campus Rape Incident

May 02, 2019

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a rape incident that occurred on April 28, 2019 in 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. The incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletins April 2019

Crime Alert Bulletin 2019-06
Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

April 29, 2019

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a forcible touching incident that occurred on April 28, 2019 at approximately 3 a.m. 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 incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2019-05
Campus Rape Incident

April 22, 2019

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a rape incident that occurred on March 8, 2019 in 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. The incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2019-04
Campus Sexual Misconduct & Forcible Touching Incident 

April 10, 2019

In compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a sexual misconduct and a forcible touching incident.

Reported Offense: A campus community member reported a sexual misconduct and a  forcible touching incident that occurred on April 7, 2019 at approximately 11 p.m. The incident occurred in a residence hall on campus.

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

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. The incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2019-03
Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

April 09, 2019

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a forcible touching incident that occurred on March 11, 2019 at approximately 4 p.m. 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 incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin March 2019

Crime Alert Bulletin 2019-02
Campus Sexual Assault Incident 

March 11, 2019

UPDATE: This report was determined to be unfounded as it did not take place on campus. 04/15/2019

In compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a sexual assault.

Reported Offense: A campus community member reported a sexual assault incident that occurred on March 09, 2019 during the late evening hours. The incident occurred in a residence hall.

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 incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2019-01

Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

February 07, 2019

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a forcible touching incident that occurred on January 26, 2019. The incident occurred on the grounds of 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 incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2018-09

Campus Sexual Assault Incident University Police Case # U18-12451

December 12, 2018

In compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, SUNY Cortland is giving notice of a sexual assault.

Reported Offense: A campus community member reported a sexual assault incident that occurred on December 09, 2018 during the early morning hours. The incident occurred in the area of the residence halls.

Suspect(s): The suspect was not known to the victim and has not been identified.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. The incident was reported to a campus reporting office and the University Police.

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 Bulletin 2018-08

Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

November 05, 2018

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a forcible touching incident that occurred on November 04, 2018 at approximately 12 a.m. The incident occurred in a residence hall on campus.

Suspect(s): The suspect was not known to the victim and has not been identified.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. The incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2018-07

Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

October 31, 2018

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a forcible touching incident that occurred on October 29, 2018 at approximately 9:15 p.m.The incident occurred in a residence hall on campus.

Suspect(s): The suspect has been identified and referred to the Student Conduct Office. 

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. The incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2018-06

Campus Forcible Touching Incident- University Police Case #U18-10690

October 29, 2018

In compliance with the provisions 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 campus community member reported a forcible touching incident that occurred on October 27, 2018 at approximately 12:50 a.m.The incident occurred in a campus building.  

Suspect(s): The suspect has been identified and the Student Conduct Office will be handling the case. 

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

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 Bulletin 2018-05

Campus Rape Incident- University Police Case #U18-10657 Updated 10/30/2018

Update: After an investigation that was conducted by the University Police and with the cooperation of the reporting person, this case has been closed and has been determined to be unfounded. Cases can be determined to be unfounded based on a variety of factors gathered during the investigation.

Even though this case was unfounded, it should be noted that the vast majority of sexual assault reports are made in good faith. The College and the University Police strongly support all survivors of sexual assault. 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. 

October 26, 2018

In compliance with the provisions 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 member of the campus community reported a rape incident that occurred on October 26, 2018 around 3 a.m. The incident took place in the area of Prospect Terr. near the SUNY Cortland Memorial Library. 

Suspect(s): The suspect was not known to the victim prior to the incident. There is no description of the suspect(s) at this time.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. The incident was reported to the University Police Department. The campus community should be aware that the suspect has not been apprehended or identified. There is a potential for a continued threat to the campus community, so we urge the community to take precautions. The University Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Inv. Amanda Wasson (607) 753-2734 or email amanda.wasson@cortland.edu

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 Bulletin 2018-04 

Campus Rape Incident

October 26, 2018

In compliance with the provisions 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 between September 14 and September 15, 2018. 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. The incident was reported to a campus reporting 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 Bulletin 2018-03

Campus Rape Incident

October 12, 2018

In compliance with the provisions 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 September 28, 2018. 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. The incident was reported to a campus reporting 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.