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Sexual Assault

The UMBC Police Department issues Crime Alerts to protect members of the University community, to promote safety, and to help reduce vulnerability.

Reported Incident: Rape

Location: On Campus Residence Hall

Reported Date/Time: March 16, 2024, 9:45 a.m.

Occurred Date/Time: March 11, 2024, 10:00 p.m.

Incident Description: UMBC Police received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in an on campus residence hall on March 11, 2024. 

The victim had a medical emergency in a stairwell and was found by an unknown male. The victim was taken into a room by the unknown male and raped.

If you have any information about this incident, please call UMBC Police at 410-455-5555.

Edited to correct the date of occurrence. 

Sexual Violence Information and Resources

  • Sexual assault is never the victim's fault. The only person responsible is the perpetrator.
  • The most common type of sexual assault occurs between individuals known to one another, including current or former intimate partners or acquaintances. 
  • Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability. Studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between non-stranger sexual assault and alcohol/drug use. 
  • Contact the Office of Equity and Civil Rights for on campus sexual violence resources.


  • Consent is defined as a knowing, voluntary, and affirmatively communicated willingness to mutually participate in a particular sexual activity or behavior. 
  • Consent cannot be obtained by force, threat, coercion, fraud, manipulation, reasonable fear of injury, intimidation, or through the use of one's mental or physical helplessness or incapacity.
  • Silence or lack of physical resistance does not equal consent. Consent may be withdrawn at any time.

Additional Resources

Posted: March 16, 2024, 12:39 PM