Crime Alerts

Crime Alert Bulletin 2020-02
Campus Sexual Assault Incident

February 25, 2020

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 incident that occurred on campus.

Reported Offense:  A campus community member reported a sexual assault incident that occurred on February 21, 2020 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 2020-01
Campus Sexual Assault Incident

February 10, 2020

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 incident that occurred on campus.

Reported Offense:  A campus community member reported a sexual assault incident that occurred on November 22, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m. 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 2019-13

Campus Forcible Touching Incidents 

November 20, 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 two forcible touching incidents.

Reported Offense: Two campus community members reported forcible touching incidents that occurred between late September 2019 and early October 2019. The incidents occurred in a residence hall on campus.

Suspect(s): One suspect was identified as being involved in both incidents and was known to the victims prior to the incidents.

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. Both cases were 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 2019-12

Campus Rape Incident

November 01, 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 October 31, 2019 at approximately 10:50 p.m. 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 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 October 2019

Crime Alert Bulletin 2019-11
Off-Campus Attempted Robbery 

October 26, 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 an off-campus attempted robbery/physical assault.

Reported Offense: A campus community member reported an attempted robbery/physical assault incident that occurred on October 26, 2019 at approximately 1:20 a.m. The incident occurred on Prospect Terrace, near Hill Street in the City of Cortland. The two suspects approached a SUNY Cortland student and demanded money. One suspect then punched the student before leaving the area.

Suspect(s): The two suspects have not been identified at this time. The suspects were described as two males, 20-25 years of age and were wearing dark clothing. 

It is the institution's responsibility to make the campus community aware that the incident took place. Since the suspects have not been apprehended, community members are urged to take precautions.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cortland City Police at 607-756-2811 or email police@cortland.org 

Crime Alert Bulletin 2019-10
Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

October 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 during the month of September 2019. 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 September 2019

Crime Alert Bulletin 2019-09
Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

September 06, 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 September 01, 2019 at approximately 12:46 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 2019-08
Campus Forcible Touching Incident 

September 03, 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 September 02, 2019 at approximately 12:45 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 2019-07

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 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 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.

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Important Emergency Phone Numbers

SUNY Cortland
University Police Department
Whitaker Hall, Room 110 
Emergency: 911 or
607-753-2111
Non-Emergency:
607-753-2112

Email: upd@cortland.edu

Crime Log

The University Police Department maintains a crime log which is available upon request. To request a copy of our crime log please contact 607-753-4124 or email upd@cortland.edu

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