A-State alerts students after report of three incidents of dating violence and sexual assault

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students around Arkansas State University may have noticed a campus security alert posted at dorms, fraternities, and sororities.

According to the notice, the Title IX Office at A-State received a report from three individuals alleging dating violence and sexual assault.

The Title IX Office is investigating.

Since the victims reported the assault to the Title IX Office and not the University Police Department, the identities of the suspect and victims are protected.

The suspect had been banned from the campus due to the incident.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications Bill Smith told Region 8 News the university will not tolerate incidents like the one reported.

"Unfortunately we have had one this fall," Smith said. "We've regrettably had them in the past and we may also have them in the future. What we want people to know is that if they have a problem there are people they can reach out to."

Smith said who needs help or have concerns can contact UPD, the Title IX Office, or email packsupport@astate.edu.

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