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** UPDATE **


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Texas Tech Police Department is giving notice of a report of a sexual assault alleged to have occurred on campus..
TTPD CASE # 14-1429
On September 15, 2014, the Texas Tech Police Department began investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred on campus..  
Information provided by the victim indicates the offense occurred between 4:00PM – 5:00PM.  The victim independently left campus and sought assistance at University Medical Center, prompting law enforcement notification.
The victim was unable to provide any physical description or last known direction of travel of the suspect.  No witnesses have been identified.
Police are working diligently to follow all available leads, including review of surveillance video from the affected facility.  At this time no suspicious activity has been observed and no suspect has been identified.
The Texas Tech Police Department cannot currently confirm there is a continuing threat to the campus community.
Campus residents are encouraged to immediately report suspicious activity by utilizing emergency blue phones, calling 9-911 from campus landlines, 911 from cellular phones, or for non-emergencies by calling 806-742-3931 or 806-743-2000.
Police will continue to make every effort to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, and students while on-campus.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way to get out of a bad situation.
  • Try to avoid isolated areas. It is more difficult to get help if no one is around.
  • Walk with purpose. Even if you don’t know where you are going, act like you do.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably isn’t the best place to be.
  • Try not to load yourself down with packages, bags or personal belongings as this can make you appear more vulnerable.
  • Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged.
  • Don't allow yourself to be isolated with someone you don’t trust or someone you don’t know.
  • Avoid putting music headphones in both ears so that you can be more aware of your surroundings, especially if you are alone.
  • Avoid distractions like texting or focusing on tasks that reduce situational awareness.
  • Travel in groups.  There is safety in numbers.