Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Community Alert Issued by Chicago Police Department

July 10, 2019

Loyola Community,

Campus Safety is making you aware of a community alert issued by the Chicago Police Department’s 24th District (Rogers Park) regarding a recent criminal sexual assault that occurred outside of our patrol boundaries on Tuesday, July 9 at approximately 1:30 a.m.

You can find the full community alert here.

While this crime did not involve Loyolans, we want to make you aware of the alert, as many of you live, work, and spend time in the neighborhood.

If you ever feel unsafe or threatened, call Campus Safety (773.508.6039) or the Chicago Police Department (9-1-1). We also encourage you to engage with the city’s safety efforts by attending the Chicago Police Department’s Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meetings. More details on the program can be found here.

Also, please also keep the following risk-reduction tips in mind:

  • Be wary of unsolicited strangers. If someone approaches you on the street, keep moving and try to avoid additional contact. If possible, cross the street or change your direction. Once in a safe place, immediately notify Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.
  • Investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include the license plate of any involved vehicle, physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact Campus Safety or the Chicago Police Department.

Campus Safety recognizes that survivors are not at fault for any crime. Students who are seeking resources related to acts of violence can contact the Wellness Center at 773.508.2530 or visit the Community Coalition on Gender-Based Violence website. Faculty and staff in need of resources are encouraged to utilize the University’s Employee Assistance Program.

Sincerely,

Thomas K. Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety