University officials are releasing few details about a sexual assault reported on campus this weekend.
An OCU student reported a sexual assault at about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 28 outside Draper Hall dormitory.
Police and a university spokeswoman refused to say if the victim was male or female. Draper Hall is a co-ed dorm, as of this year.
Officials also have not released whether the victim lives in Draper Hall or if he or she was just in the area.
The suspect, described as a black male in his early to mid 20s, has not been arrested.
Officials do not think the suspect is affiliated with OCU, according to a media statement released Sept. 28 by the university’s communications department. The statement did not say why officials think this.
OCU police refused Sept. 28 to release an incident report related to the assault, saying it still was under investigation.
Sandy Pantlik, senior director of university communications, was unavailable for comment Sept. 28.
Bradd Brown, chief of police, refused to comment Sept. 28, directing inquires to the university’s public relations office.
Interviews with Pantlik and Brown are scheduled for Sept 29.
Officials emailed a safety notice at 2:57 p.m. Sept. 28 to the campus community. Police also sent out a Blue Alert, informing recipients to read their email.
Paul Wright, acting freshman, said he will continue to rely on the police to keep students safe.
“I think Draper could be more secure,” Wright said. “I feel safe knowing the police officers are here to protect me, and I have easy access to an emergency phone.”
Students are encouraged to call OCU police for an escort when walking across campus at night. They also are encouraged to know the locations of emergency Blue Phones located around campus.
Anyone with information or questions can call OCUPD at (405) 208-5001.