Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) emailed students Friday evening alerting them to a report of sexual assault that occurred early in the morning of Sept. 13.The reported assault took place in a women’s residence hall in the northeast area of campus, and the report was made to a University administrator, the email stated.The email quoted “du Lac: A Guide to Student Life,” Notre Dame’s official policy book, and warned students of the risks of sexual assault as well as the standards of consent.“Sexual assault can happen to anyone,” the email stated. “Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless consent is given.Students should maintain caution and awareness of their surroundings to avoid risks, the email stated.“On college campuses, perpetrators are more likely to assault an acquaintance than a stranger. Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault.“The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault.”Student Government will hold a prayer service Monday at the Grotto at 5:15 p.m. in response to the crime alert, student body vice president Matthew Devine said.Tags: crime alert, NDSP, sexual assault, Student government
The Cadet Street Carnival, a three-day event hosted by the USC Dept. of Public Safety, wrapped up Sunday after hosting more than 40 rides and games that students and members of the community could enjoy.The carnival serves as a yearly fundraiser for DPS’s cadet program.“[The cadet] program is designed to give youth 12 to 21 years old an opportunity to learn about law enforcement and publicsafety,” DPS Capt. David Carlisle said.The program has been in effect for several years and provides 96 hours of academic, physical conditioning and experimental classes.“Students wear uniforms and assist officers with crowd control at football games,” Carlisle said.Students are also required to maintain a certain grade point average and participate in weekly study halls.“The DPS cadet program is a highly disciplined program and opens up lots of opportunities,” Carlisle said. “Some cadets have gone on to become law enforcement officers at DPS and others have received scholarships and grants for college.The carnival began Friday on Hoover Street, blocking traffic between Jefferson Boulevard and 28th Street going both ways, and also re-routing city buses. The street reopened Monday.
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