Rape reported at Shocker Hall

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Shocker Hall on Wichita State’s main campus

At 2:08 a.m. Tuesday, a student reported being raped at Shocker Hall. The sexual assault allegedly occured at 3 a.m. Sunday, two days prior. The WSU Police Department would not give any further details at this time citing the active investigation.

“Just going to have to be patient and wait for us to wrap this up before we’d be able to release some of the details,” Captain Corey Herl said.

The Clery Act requires universities to alert students of any immediate threats of harm on campus, however, no alert was issued to students Wednesday. 

“There’s no federal requirement in Clery if there’s not an ongoing threat,” Herl said.

“The way that’s identified is there’s an immediate threat of bodily harm to the campus community, and those go out immediately,” Herl said. “That’d be like a gas line broke or … a bomb threat or something like that.”

“Wichita State University does not tolerate any act of sexual violence,” Wichita State President Rick Muma said in an emailed statement to The Sunflower. “Student safety is our top priority. We take seriously any report of sexual violence and fully support survivors of sexual abuse.”

Survivors of sexual assault can contact the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center at (316) 263-0185.

This story was updated on Sept. 16 at 6:07 p.m. to add a statement from Wichita State President Rick Muma.