Public Safety Notice - Columbus

Dear Ohio State Community Member:

You are receiving this notice because a crime has occurred that is considered to be of a concern and/or a continuing threat to the campus community.

The purpose of this message is to heighten your safety awareness by providing community members with information necessary to take appropriate precautions, enable you to take actions to help increase your safety, and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

Public Safety Notice For: 
Campus Area
Monday, September 15, 2014
Alert Code: 
The following crime occurred in the campus area

On 9/14/14 at 11:58 a.m. a female non-OSU affiliate reported that a rape occurred between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. in the Taylor Tower residence hall. The suspect is described as a 19 year-old white male, 5 feet, 8 inches and 185 pounds. The suspect has been identified and removed from campus, and the investigation is open and ongoing.

As always, be cautious and look out for one another. Do not prop doors open or let people in your home or residence hall who you do not know. Always lock doors and windows, and if you see someone who may need assistance, please reach out for help. If you see something suspicious, call University Police or (off-campus) Columbus Police. Always dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. Additional safety tips:

Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact either the University Police, 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police, 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.

For information about safety on Ohio State's campus visit the following links:

For information about crime off campus, review the Columbus Police website at Helpful links are listed as: Crime Information, Crime Prevention, Offense Reports, and Media Releases.

This Public Safety Notice is issued in compliance with the "Timely Warning" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 34 CFR 668.46(e)