Information regarding recent assaults near campus

University leaders want faculty, staff and students to be aware of several assaults reported near the U-M campus. Officials from the Department of Public Safety and the Ann Arbor Police are urging the community to be vigilant.

During the month of July several serious assaults occurred near campus. As of today, the suspect or suspects still remain at large.

The last attack was reported July 26 near the intersection of State Street and Monroe.

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Teach-in to focus on sexual violence after recent assaults

In response to the series of sexual assaults that have taken place near the U-M campus, the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and the Abuse Hurts Initiative have collaborated to organize a teach-in on sexual assault Friday, September 16.

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Police offer update on investigation into campus-area assaults

An update on the summer assaults was distributed to faculty, staff and students on August 26.
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University's response to assaults near campus

At a news conference Wednesday, July 27, Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones said that while the police don’t know if the attacks near campus are connected, we clearly "have a predator or predators operating in our community."
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Supervisor safety sessions add more eyes, ears at U-M

Several hundred university staff members who are on the job each night could become extra eyes and ears for the police and help co-workers be more diligent about campus safety in response to sexual assaults

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Students share impact of assaults at campus forum

U-M students gathered to "share the impact of the attacks near campus and to come together as a community to receive support."
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Emergency Blue Lights

The Emergency Blue Light system functions all across campus, including parking structures. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, all you need to do is lift the receiver and it rings directly into DPS. Even if no one speaks on the other end of the line, DPS will send an officer to that location. At a time when other universities are no longer supporting this system, the U-M continues to maintain a couple hundred emergency phones.