Content Warning: This timely warning includes descriptions of sexual violence.  

In an effort to promote campus safety and provide timely information to our campus community, the following information is being provided so that you can make informed decisions about your safety. We encourage all community members to care for their needs and well-being while reading this message, especially those who have been impacted by similar forms of violence.  

CARE provides free and confidential support and advocacy to students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual violence, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Please call the 24/7 confidential phone line (805) 893-4613 any time to explore your rights, options, and support. CARE website:  

Information about UCSB’s policies and support resources for sexual violence can be found at:   Report This is a Timely Warning regarding a crime that occurred on campus property. 

On May 5, 2022, the UCSB Police Department received a report of an aggravated assault that occurred in Campus Housing on April 28, 2022. The suspect committed an aggravated assault against the victim during a sexual encounter.

The suspect is known to the victim. The suspect is affiliated with campus.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the UCSB Police Department at (805) 893-3446, or report crime information anonymously at

UCPD reminds the campus community of the following safety tips:

Safety Tips

  • Perpetrators are responsible for sexual assaults. Crime victims are never responsible for the behavior of perpetrators.
  • If you start to feel concerns about a person or a situation, trust your instincts and try to remove yourself as quickly as possible from the potential threat, even if it is someone you know and even if it feels awkward to leave.
  • If you are going out alone, make sure that someone knows where you are going, who you will be with, and when you expect to return.
  • Alcohol is frequently used to facilitate sexual violence by reducing a person’s ability to respond effectively, impairing memory, and increasing feelings of self-doubt or blame. When drinking, consider your surroundings, be aware of personal limits, and look after friends who appear to be intoxicated.  
  • If you think someone is at risk of assault or abuse, you should consider it an emergency and act to support that person. You can call the police or ask for help from other people, intervene directly if safe, or create a distraction to help remove the potential victim from the situation.

UCPD shares these Safety Tips while recognizing that perpetrators, and not the victims or survivors, are solely responsible for their actions.


  • Do not engage in sexual activity without affirmative consent from your partner. Consent is a clear and freely given “Yes,” not the absence of “No.”
  • You must continually get consent for sexual activity. It is your responsibility to make sure you have affirmative and ongoing consent from your partner.
  • People who are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs cannot give consent.

The UCSB Police Department’s CSO Safety Escort Program is a free service provided to members of the UCSB community as a safe alternative to walking alone at night. Call (805) 893-2000 to request a CSO escort. For more information:

**UCPD encourages printing and posting of this Timely Warning for further community notification.**


In compliance with the Clery Act, Timely Warnings are issued by the UCSB Police Department when certain (Clery Act) crimes occurring on campus property, properties controlled by campus-affiliated organizations, or public property immediately adjacent to campus are determined to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Timely Warnings are intended to prevent similar crimes and to provide information that will assist community members in protecting themselves.