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UKPD informs campus of sexual assault in residence hall

Travis Fannon
Police vehicle lights flash in the distance.

UKPD sent a campus-wide email of a reported sexual assault of a UK student in a residence hall.

According to the email, UKPD received the report on Saturday, Jan. 13, the same day the incident happened.

The suspect is a UK student and known by the victim.

“UK Police is actively investigating this matter and the appropriate campus units are working with individuals involved to provide resources and support,” the email said. 

The email addressed initiatives to promote safety on UK’s campus:

  • “Make sure you have affirmative consent before engaging in sexual activities with someone. The university’s definition of “affirmative consent” can be found in Administrative Regulation 6.2
  • Consent is an active agreement to participate in that activity at that time. If someone says no, it means no. If someone is silent, it does not mean yes. If someone changes their mind, it means no.
  • Learn about active bystanding. While bystanders are not always present when sexual assault occurs, there may be red flags we can notice beforehand. 
  • When possible, make statements – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!” You deserve to be respected.
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling 859-257-SAFE (7233).
  • You can also request vouchers for discounted Uber rides through the Wildcab Vouchers program. Wildcab Vouchers provides eligible students with up to 10 $10 ride vouchers per semester. The vouchers are valid on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. within the program’s designated service area. You can request your free Wildcab Vouchers at,” the email said.

According to the email, if you are a victim seeking help, an advocate can be reached by calling UK Police’s Special Victims Unit at 859-257-8573.

Victims can also receive support for sexual assault at the Violence and Intervention Prevention Center by calling 859-257-3574 or on their website.

The Title IX Coordinator is an additional resource on campus for community members to report incidents of harassment by calling 859-257-8927 or visiting their website

“Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. The only person responsible for sexual misconduct is the perpetrator,” the email said.

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