Issued at 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
UNO’s Department of Public Safety (UNODPS) has determined circumstances exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the UNO campus community. Please read this notification for additional information.
This information is being released in accordance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly known as the “Clery Act,” which requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on, and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees.
Offense(s): Sexual Assault
Location(s): Maverick Village
Date/Time of Occurrence(s): 8/29/17 at approximately 10:30 p.m.
Description of Suspect(s): A white male, approximately 18 years old. Dark hair with glasses. Last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gray shoes.
On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, UNODPS assisted Omaha Police with a reported sexual assault that occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Maverick Village along University Drive South on the Dodge Campus. The victim, a UNO student, indicated she had been assaulted by a male, who is not believed to be affiliated with UNO, that was known to the victim. The suspect was last seen leaving Maverick Village, headed toward Elmwood Park.
Anyone with information pertaining to this crime should contact UNODPS at 402.554.2648 or Omaha Police at 402.444.5636.
Always be cautious when meeting someone you do not know, in person or online.
Sexual assault is non-consensual activity, ranging from unwanted touching to forced intercourse which can include sexual contact with someone who is impaired by alcohol, drugs, or any other intoxicant that impairs their judgment. If either party is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, consent cannot be given.
Always seek verbal, sober, and clear consent. Immediately stop sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest or if they say “no.” Consent to one sexual act does not imply consent to another. The absence of “no” does not mean “yes.” Pressuring or coercing someone into engaging in sexual activity is sexual assault.
If you are involved in, or a witness to, a situation that appears unsafe or makes you uncomfortable, intervene if it’s safe to do so, elicit help from a friend, or go to a safe area and call for help.
If a friend seems too intoxicated, get him or her to a safe place immediately.
Seek medical help immediately if a friend starts to exhibit symptoms of dizziness and/or nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties, or is acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol.
If you are ever in a situation where you are unsure or scared, call UNODPS immediately at 402.554.2648 or 911.
A complete list of ways to report and additional support resources can be found at www.unomaha.edu/student-life/student-safety/index.php.
Reporting Sexual Assaults:
If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, you are not alone. There are people and organizations within the UNO community here to support you and retaliation for reporting is strictly prohibited. We encourage you to report sexual assault to UNODPS. After speaking with a specially trained officer, a criminal investigation can begin with your consent. UNODPS will also vigorously address sexual assault, harassment, or misconduct when committed by a UNO student or employee.
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UNO’s Department of Public Safety