In separate incidents, three women reported serious allegations of sexual violence — aggravated assault, sexual battery and rape — that took place on the Stanford University campus last and this week.
The university sent out campus crime alerts about the reports, as required by federal law.
In the first two incidents, the women know the men involved but did not identify them or provide physical descriptions.
One incident reportedly took place in the late evening of Nov. 1 or early morning of Nov. 2 at Lagunita Court, an undergraduate dorm.
A campus security staff member reported to the Department of Public Safety on Nov. 3 that a man had sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent and "against her expressed request that he stop," the alert states. The woman said she had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening and then had one drink at the man's dorm.
"It was reported that she believed the drink she consumed at the suspect's dormitory rendered her incapable of giving consent to sexual activity," the alert states.
In another incident, a man reportedly choked a woman inside a student residence on the 600-630 block of Escondido Road on Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. A campus security authority reported it to the Department of Public Safety on Nov. 2. This person also "described behavior that indicated the male was endeavoring to engage in sexual activity with the woman and may have committed sexual battery," the crime alert states.
A campus security authority reported to public-safety officials on Wednesday that a woman reported that she
consumed alcohol at one location on campus (and possibly a second location) on the evening of Nov. 2 and believed one of the drinks may have contained a drug that "caused her to lose her ability to recall events of the evening," the alert states. A friend took her safely back to her residence, according to Stanford.
The alert categorizes her report as a possible aggravated assault/drugging; aggravated assault includes the act of knowingly providing a harmful substance for someone to consume without that person's knowledge or consent.
The university urges anyone with information about these crimes to call the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Updates, when available, will be posted at police.stanford.edu/alert.
Campus resources for students who have experienced sexual and/or relationship violence are available at sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu. Confidential counselors are available 25/7 at 650-725-9955.