Student sexually assaulted at Round Up, APD investigates

Tehreem Shahab

The Austin Police Department is actively investigating a sexual assault involving a UT student that took place off-campus at the Sigma Alpha Mu house in West Campus on Saturday night.

The student reported that the incident took place at a party last night where while she was dancing the subject “digitally penetrated” her, according to the UT safety alert.

Jordan Coff, president of  Sigma Alpha Mu said the fraternity was able to assist in identifying the perpetrator and can confirm that the individual is not a member of Sigma Alpha Mu. Coff also said the fraternity is currently cooperating with the police in the on-going investigation.

“Sexual assault is something that we do not take lightly and we are doing everything in our power to bring justice to this situation,” advertising junior Coff said. “Additionally, we are committed to continuing education and partnerships on campus to prevent sexual assault.”

The UT Police Department sent out an email notification about the incident at 8:50 a.m. Sunday morning.

APD is requesting anyone with more information about the incident to contact 512-472-8477.