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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Campus Security Authority reports rape at fraternity house, UF awaiting additional information

UF issued an email regarding a rape that occurred Tuesday


Editors’ Note: This story includes mention of sexual assault.

UF released a public safety alert Friday about the second reported rape at a fraternity house in the last month. The alleged assault occurred Tuesday.

The university issued the timely warning email to notify the campus community of the incident that took place at 7 Fraternity Drive. According to Florida’s Division of Corporations, Phi Delta Gamma fraternity is registered at the location listed in the email.

The Campus Security Authority did not provide more information about the person who filed the report, so UF has been unable to take action, according to the alert.

The university is required to send out “timely warning messages” under the Clery Act — a federal law that requires universities to notify students and faculty of campus threats, such as sexual assault and gun violence.

UF provided the person who reported the sexual assault support and resources, the email read.

“The University of Florida strongly believes that no person is responsible for harm inflicted by another person,” the email read. “Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited and will not be tolerated.”

As of Friday afternoon, UF Spokesperson Steve Orlando said he does not have any additional information, and the University Police Department is working on tracking the incident.

On Feb. 20, another rape allegedly occurred at an unknown fraternity house, and UF issued an alert six days later.

This is a developing story please stay tuned for updates.

Contact Jiselle Lee at Follow her on Twitter @jiselle_lee.

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Jiselle Lee

Jiselle Lee was The Alligator’s Summer 2023 Editor-In-Chief. She was previously a reporter with NextShark News and a reporting intern at The Bradenton Herald.

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