Timely Warnings - Penn State Altoona


This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance. Visit http://www.psu.edu/hotlines for support.

Sexual Assault


Possible Threat to the Community
"Your Right to Know"
Thursday, February 23, 2017

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred in Oak Hall, on the Altoona campus of Penn State University.

REPORTED OFFENSE: A student reported being sexually assaulted, constituting a Forcible Sexual Offense. The incident was reported to have occurred in one of the Penn State Altoona residence halls, known as Oak Hall at approximately 7:00 pm on Sunday August 24, 2014. Oak Hall is located on Gwinn Road and next to the campus book store.

SUSPECTS: The suspect, a student is known to the victim and has been identified.

The victim, a student, reported that at approximately 7:00 PM on Sunday August 24, 2014, she was visited in her room by a male student known to her. The male indecently assaulted her while in the room.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community. It is the duty of the institution to warn of possible “dangerous conditions” on or near the campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus; an “affirmative duty” exists to warn persons associated with this University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Students are reminded to:

Be respectful of each other's personal space.
Take time to get to know someone before meeting them alone.
Report suspicious behavior to the Campus Police by calling 814-949-5222.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact:

Penn State Altoona University Police at 814-949-5222
3000 Ivyside Park Willow Building, Altoona, PA 16601
or anonymously at www.altoona.psu.edu/police/report.php