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Timely Warning: Sexual Offense Reported

This timely warning was e-mailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 17 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

In order to promote safety on the Wake Forest University campus, the University is issuing this Timely Warning Notification concerning a possible threat to the community.

The Wake Forest University Police Department received two anonymous reports on the night of Sept. 16 alleging sexual assault occurred late last Friday night or early Saturday morning at 1101 Polo Road, a private property immediately off campus. University Police officials do not know if the two anonymous reports are about one alleged incident or two separate alleged incidents.

One report was made through the Silent Witness website, the other report was made by an anonymous phone call. Neither report identified the victim, possible assailants or witnesses.

It is not known if anyone involved is associated with Wake Forest.

The University Police Department is requesting information from anyone who might be able to provide more details about the alleged incident or incidents.  The emergency number for University Police is 336-758-5911; non-emergency is 336-758-5591. A person may provide information anonymously by using the University Police Department’s Silent Witness form.

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Sexual assault reported on campus

This alert was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Jan. 31 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Wake Forest is issuing this alert concerning a reported incident that may be of concern to the campus community.

A student reported to University officials on the afternoon of Jan. 31 that they were sexually assaulted on Jan. 16 at a Wake Forest residence hall. The student reported that the assault was committed by a student known to them.

University officials are investigating the incident.

Wake Forest’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy is available online here.  Details on effective consent are included on page 8 of the online policy.

The University’s definition of Sexual Assault mandates that each participant obtains and gives effective consent in each instance and before each sexual act. For the purposes of this policy, the University defines effective consent as follows:

  • Consent is informed, freely and actively given through mutually understandable words or actions that indicate a willingness to participate in the sexual activity.
  • Consent cannot be gained by ignoring or acting in spite of the objections of another.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any time and for any reason.
  • If there is any ambiguity or confusion, the initiator of the sexual activity should stop.and clarify the other’s willingness to continue and capacity to consent.

Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individual involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community. Read more

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Crime Alert: Sexual Offense

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on April 17 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Wake Forest is issuing this crime alert concerning a reported incident that may be of concern to the campus community.

An incident of non-consensual sexual fondling was reported to have occurred at a residence hall on campus on April 1. A student reported the incident to the University Police Department on April 16. The student knows the suspect, who is also a student.

The Wake Forest University Police Department contacted the Winston-Salem Police Department to assist in the investigation. If you have any information that might be helpful in an investigation, contact the Winston Salem Police at 911 or the University Police at (336) 758- 5911 or, if you wish, anonymously through “Silent Witness” at police.wfu.edu/services/witness/.

 Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individual involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.

It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
  • Ask a friend who may be in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.

If you have experienced a sexual offense, we encourage you to seek support. If you or a friend have questions or concerns about sexual offenses, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:

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2015-16 Wake Forest Fellows named

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By Madeline Stone, News and Communications Intern

Ten seniors will remain at Wake Forest following graduation as Wake Forest Fellows, working in the President’s Office, Information Systems, University Advancement and in other offices around campus.

Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional graduates with a chance to work in higher education administration for a year. Each fellow will serve as a full-time University employee for a year. In addition to working with top administrators in a particular department, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.

“I am excited about welcoming aboard this class of new Fellows,” said Marybeth Wallace, special assistant to the President. “They are a tremendously talented group and they’ve been involved in every aspect of the life of Wake Forest and making it a better place. My hope for them is that they continue to learn all they can as Fellows and that they grow personally and professionally.”

The Wake Forest Fellows for 2015-16 are:

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Interruption to shuttle service during Thanksgiving

20100426shuttle3796Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no service from the Reynolda Campus to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center campus beginning Thursday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 28.

Shuttle service will resume on Monday, Dec. 1, at 8:15 a.m.

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