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Timely Notice 1/27/2023: Sexual Assault

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred in Sverdrup Hall on the Minneapolis campus.


On 1/27/23, Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety received a report that a student was sexually assaulted by another student in Sverdrup Hall earlier in the day. The assault involved intimate touching without consent.

Through information provided and investigation DPS identified the student alleged to have been involved, and that student has been restricted from campus pending a Title IX investigation.


STATUS: Augsburg Public Safety and the Augsburg Title IX office are currently investigating this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact Augsburg Department of Public Safety or the Title IX office.


SAFETY TIPS: Augsburg University strives to maintain a University community free of sexual misconduct and is committed to addressing sexual misconduct. The University works to create and maintain a positive learning, working, and living environment in which community members are aware of and respect the rights of others and in which community members take responsibility for their actions. To that end, the University prohibits sexual misconduct and will take steps to prevent its recurrence and to correct its effects.


Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (x1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available on our website: and in the CampusShield safety app (available for free download on Google Play and iTunes app store).


Augsburg University believes that physical descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual.  When physical descriptors are included in communication to the Augsburg community, it is done so because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of the incident.  Augsburg University uses perceived race and gender descriptors that are provided about a suspect only when additional characteristics (beyond clothing) are also available.  Such descriptors are used in an attempt to provide the campus community with important information.  However, the University recognizes that race and gender are personal identity attributes that cannot always be accurately perceived by others, and that any reported information may not be accurate.