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.


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.


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