News Brief

Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that took place in Poyda Hall the night of Nov. 7. The situation reportedly involved two students who know each other, and University officials have the identity of both. An investigation into the matter is ongoing, but there is no reason to believe that there is any imminent danger to either the Lawrenceville or Princeton campuses.

If you are in danger and need assistance and in an emergency, contact Public Safety at (609) 896-7777 or dial 911. Immediately report any suspicious person or activity to Public Safety at (609) 896-5029.

Public Safety advises the following for all students:

• Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.  Make sure you have money with you.

• Let someone know where you are going.  Better yet, don’t go to an on- or off-campus event alone.

• Watch out for your friends. If a friend seems out of it, intoxicated or under the influence, or is acting out of character, get him or her to a safe place immediately.

• Always trust your instincts. If a situation, event or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, get yourself and your friends away immediately.

• Never prop open residence hall doors. Don’t allow anyone in the residence hall that you don’t know. Lock your room doors and windows, even if you are leaving your area for a few minutes or going to sleep.

• If you engage in sexual activity, be sure to receive consent. For more information regarding consent, see Rider’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy at rider.edu/thesource.

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