U of M student reports sexual assault on campus

Assault happened at West Quad residence hall

Published On: Jan 13 2013 10:33:13 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 13 2013 01:58:48 PM EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -

A crime alert is being issued after a University of Michigan student reported she was sexually assaulted on campus.

The assault happened around 12:45 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday.  The victim told police she was sexually assaulted by a man she met at an off-campus party. He walked her to the West Quad residence hall and reportedly assaulted her in a lower-level common area of the building.

The suspect is described as an Asian male, 5'6" to 5'8" with short black hair.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the University of Michigan Police Department at (734) 763-1131.

Meantime, the University of Michigan Police Department issued the following advice to reduce the risk of an attack:

o  Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive

o Walk with a trusted friend or co-worker when possible

o  Trust your intuition -- if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative

o Utilize campus transportation resources

o If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 911 from any phone (no coins needed for 911).

For more information and resources regarding sexual assault, visit SAPAC's website.