Crime

Attempted sexual assault reported at Cal Poly fraternity

An attempted sexual assault occurred at the Delta Chi fraternity house at 1236 Monte Vista Place over the weekend, according to an emergency alert issued by Cal Poly.

The incident occurred between midnight Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.

An unidentified man attacked a woman by holding her down with the intention to sexually assault her, according to the alert.

“The survivor fought off her attacker and was able to get away,” the alert stated. “The survivor has chosen not to speak with the police department or report this attack to the police.”

Citing privacy concerns, the university declined to talk more specifically about the case, including whether the attacker is a fraternity member.

The University Police Department and Cal Poly Safer, a sexual assault awareness and support resource on campus, recommend the following safety guidelines:

▪ Trust your instincts. Call 911 if a situation or person makes you suspicious or uneasy.

▪ Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.

▪ If you are attacked, do whatever it takes to survive. Remember, you are not at fault. You have nothing to feel guilty or ashamed about.

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