Sexual Assault Report
This email is being sent to the campus community as a Timely Warning regarding the report of an alleged crime at a campus-affiliated property in Isla Vista. The following is provided for your personal safety.
On October 27, 2019, the UCSB Police Department received a report of a rape inside a bedroom at Sigma Pi, 760 Embarcadero Del Mar Goleta, CA on the evening of October 26, 2019.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, 22 years old, 5’10”, unknown weight, with medium-length brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a white shirt and blue shorts. The suspect is not known to the complainant, who filed the report anonymously.
UCPD is investigating this crime. If you have information that might assist in the investigation, please contact the UCSB Police Department at (805) 893-3446, or report crime information anonymously at www.police.ucsb.edu/contact-us/report-crime.
UCPD reminds the campus community of the following safety tips and resources:
- 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.
- 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.
- If you feel you are being followed by a stranger, try to get the attention of people nearby, run/walk to a well-lit and/or more populated area, and call 911 to ask for help.
- Sexual assaults are often perpetrated by someone known to the victim. Many perpetrators build trust before an assault or use existing trust to take advantage of a situation.
- If you start to feel concerns about a person or a situation, trust your instincts and remove yourself quickly from the potential threat, even if it is someone you know and it feels awkward to leave Alcohol and drugs are frequently used to facilitate sexual violence by reducing a person’s ability to perceive threats and respond effectively, impairing memory, and increasing feelings of self-doubt or blame.
- 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.
- Consent is freely given and can be revoked at any time if someone changes their mind. Being in a relationship or having previously engaged in sexual activity does not imply consent
- 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 CARE office provides confidential support and advocacy to students who have experienced sexual assault, relationship abuse, and stalking. Call (805) 893-4613 any time (24/7) for confidential help. CARE website: wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/care.
- Information about UCSB’s policies and support resources for sexual violence can be found at: sexualviolence.ucsb.edu.
- 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.