LOGAN — Utah State University issued another alert after three sexual assaults were reported on the Logan campus Friday night. The alert was sent out to students, faculty and staff Saturday afternoon.
The three separate reports of sexual assault occurred on campus and included two groping incidents and one rape. They were reported at the same time the school was hosting the Howl, an annual Halloween-themed party in the Taggart Student Center. The event is sponsored by the university’s student association and is open to anyone over the age of 18.
Saturday’s “timely warning notice” urged anyone who may have information about the offenses to contact USU police at 435-797-1939 or in person at the USU Police Headquarters.
The alert also stated, “Utah law prohibits nonconsensual sexual contact (fondling and rape), domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These actions can carry severe consequences. A crime is never the fault of the victim.”
The alert urged community members to come forward if someone speaks or behaves in a disrespectful or inappropriate way by speaking up or seeking assistance from police or USU employees.
The alert also reminded campus members of the importance of understanding consent and that it must be given before engaging in any sexual activity.
Saturday’s alert was the third time officials at the school had warned about sexual assaults on campus, after similar alerts were sent out earlier this month and in September. Those assaults are still being investigated and no arrests have been made.