Timely Warning Suspicious Incident

Posted: September 12, 2019 at 3:23 pm

To the George Mason University Community,

The Mason Police are giving notice of a recently reported sexual assault (fondling) that may pose a serious or continuing threat to campus safety:

At 6:59 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2019, Mason Police became aware that at approximately 1:00 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2019, an unknown male subject approached a female student on Patriot Circle (near President’s Park in the direction of Sandy Creek Transit) and groped her buttocks and then ran away.

A limited description of the male subject is as follows: a male of undetermined race with a dark complexion, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing all black clothing.

The Mason Police are actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information pertaining to this crime can contact Mason Police at (703) 993-2810 or by using the Anonymous Tip Hot-Line at (703) 993-4111. Mason Police also accepts anonymous crime tips online at police.gmu.edu/contact-us/submittip/  or through the RAVE Guardian mobile app.

Additionally, Mason Police provides a 24/7 safety escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking across campus. Please call (703) 993-2810 to request a safety escort.

REPORTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS

Members of the Mason community are encouraged to report all crimes and suspicious persons or incidents, however minor, to Mason Police immediately at (703) 993-2810 or 9-1-1.

ON-CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND SERVICES

Options for seeking support without putting the University on notice of the incident:

  • *Student Support and Advocacy Center: Provides students impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking with a confidential space to discuss their reporting options and get support. During business hours call (703) 993-3686, for the 24-Hour Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line call (703) 380-1434, ssac.gmu.edu.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services: Provides confidential mental health services to currently enrolled and registered students in both emergency and non-emergency situations. During business hours call (703) 993-2380, during non-business hours or life-threatening emergencies call Mason Police at (703) 993-2810 or 9-1-1, caps.gmu.edu.
  • *Student Health Services: Provides confidential health care to enrolled students in emergency and non-emergency circumstances on the Fairfax, Arlington, and Science and Technology Campuses. During business hours call (703) 993-2831, during non-business hours call the free after-hours nurse (703) 993-2831, during emergencies call 9-1-1, shs.gmu.edu .
  • *Mason Korea Health Services / Sexual Offense Services: During business hours call 032-626-0553, for the 24-hour Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line call 032-626-1366, during emergencies call 1-1-9, www.igc.or.kr/en/campus/health.do .
Mason Police