Statement regarding alleged sexual assault on campus
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KENNESAW, Ga (June 23, 2015)…
(Jun 23, 2015) —
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 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.