Statement regarding alleged sexual assault on campus

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Click here for a copy of the Timely Warning Notification   KENNESAW, Ga (June 23, 2015)…

Georgia (Jun 23, 2015) —  

Click here for a copy of the Timely Warning Notification
 
KENNESAW, Ga (June 23, 2015) – Kennesaw State police are investigating a sexual assault report by a female student at the University.
 
On the evening of June 22, Kennesaw State police were notified of the alleged incident by a Marietta Police Department officer stationed at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. The officer informed officials that a female student had reported being sexually assaulted on the campus.
 
According to Kennesaw State police, the alleged incident is reported to have occurred between 11 p.m. on June 21 and 1:20 a.m. on June 22 in the Austin Residence Complex on the University campus. Upon learning of the incident, Kennesaw State police issued a timely notification to all students, faculty and staff in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act.
 
“Campus safety is our top priority,” said Kennesaw State University Daniel S. Papp. “There is no place in our campus community for sexual assault.
 
“We take this issue very seriously, and all of our law enforcement resources are being brought to bear to ensure that we get to the bottom of this situation swiftly and accurately,” Papp added.  “At the same time, our Title IX office is taking all appropriate steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. All of our actions will be conducted in a manner respectful of the rights of all those involved.  If wrongdoing is established, we will take every step within our power to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.”

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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