This Timely Warning is being issued by Benjamin Hunter, Chief of Staff & Executive Director of Public Safety

This is a timely warning to inform the Butler Community that University Police was notified on March 5, 2012 of an alleged sexual assault that occurred at Residential College on March 4, 2012. The alleged suspect is known to the victim and has been identified to the University Police Department.

Students who have been a victim of sexual assault are urged to seek support from a trained Victim Advocate by calling 317-910-5572. This support is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information can be found by visiting

If you have information and would like to report it anonymously, you can do so by visiting the University Police Silent Watch web page

All reported sexual assaults to University Police will be fully investigated and may be presented to the Marion County Prosecutors Office for review. If you are a defined University Campus Security Authority (CSA), you are reminded that University Police shall be notified by federal law. CSA’s can use the following form to report delayed crimes they were notified of by students, faculty or staff

This Timely Warning is intended to make the campus community aware of a specific incident. Timely Warnings may posted on the University police Department’s web site only when an incident does not constitute use of the Emergency Notification System (DawgAlert). As a reminder, you can sign-up and update your contact information in DawgAlert by visiting this link

This timely warning is meant to fulfill the requirement of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act is a federal law that requires universities to disclose certain information about campus crime and security policies.

If you have questions, concerns or would like additional Crime Watch tips, please contact University Police at 317-940-9396.

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