The Virginia Tech Police Department (VTPD) received a report of two sexual assaults on Tuesday, April 9. Both incidents took place in Pritchard Hall, located at 630 Washington Street on campus.
According to the report, the incidents took place in January 2017 and March 2017. The survivor and suspect are both Virginia Tech students and were acquaintances.
The report pointed out that the most common type of sexual assault is often by someone the survivor knows, typically a date or acquaintance. VTPD also encourages students to be alert of people who are pressuring them to use alcohol or other drugs as they are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault.
More information can be found at www.stopabuse.vt.edu if you would like to report a sexual assault. There are several numbers that can be called for assistance:
Women's Center at Virginia Tech: 540-231-7806
Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley: 540-639-1123
Katie Polidoro: Title IX Coordinator: 540-231-1824
Cook Counseling Center: 540-231-6557
Dean of Students Office: 540-231-3787
Virginia Tech Police Department: 540-382-4343
VTPD will investigate, provide assistance and offer any other services to support the safety and well-being of anyone who reports a sexual assault. The department also offers personal safety programs, such as the Rape Aggression Defense System program.