MORAGA -- A Saint Mary's College student was sexually assaulted at the campus over the weekend, police said, and a crime alert was sent to students warning about the attack.
The incident occurred between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, after a woman met her attacker in Berkeley and invited him back to the campus, Moraga police Chief Robert Priebe said.
The woman was intoxicated and not capable of consenting to sexual activity, Priebe added.
A spokesman said Tuesday that the assault doesn't mean the campus is unsafe.
"This is not an incident where a student or someone else was stalking or lurking on the campus," Saint Mary's spokesman Mike McAlpin said. "This was a betrayal of trust. The young woman invited the man onto the campus with her. Her trust was breached."
No one had been arrested as of Tuesday, police said.
A crime alert was sent to students on Tuesday morning, but otherwise life on campus is proceeding as usual, McAlpin said.
The women's resource center, home to the campus' sexual assault awareness outreach and education program, was open, but it was not inundated by an increase in visitors.
"When this happens, students have lots of feelings," said Gillian Cutshaw, the coordinator of the program. "They're sad and have feelings of empathy for the victim. And there's anger and frustration that something like this happened on what is generally recognized as a very safe campus."
The attack occurred during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and may spur more students to come forward about incidents that have happened to them or to peers, Cutshaw said. The program, which offers a 24-hour hotline for anyone wishing to use it, offers self-defense courses, educational programs and specifically defines consent.
"It's not consent if a person doesn't say anything," Cutshaw said. "Consent is a 'Yes.' Did the person say, 'Yes?' And was it a sober, verbal yes?"
To contact the hotline, call 925-878-9207.
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