Campus Safety Alert

The Department of Public Safety is informing you of an incident that was reported to have occurred on campus. In order to provide the campus community with the necessary information to take appropriate precautions, the Department of Public Safety is issuing this Campus Safety Alert in accordance with the Timely Warning Notification process under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act.

Incident Details:

Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in Bigelow Hall, involving the same parties as the prior alert. The incident occurred sometime between 9:45 and 9:52 AM on Thursday 2-29-24.    

As a precautionary measure, Public Safety has increased patrols in and around residence halls.    

Suspect(s):

The assailant has been described as a White man wearing white shoes, blue jeans, and a black hooded sweatshirt who may have exhibited the effects of pepper spray following the incident.

Macalester College believes that descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on any individual. They are included here because they may reasonably assist in identifying the perpetrator of this incident.

If you have any information regarding this crime you are urged to contact:

Public Safety at (651-696-6555). 

Report crime confidentially or anonymously

[email protected]

651-696-SAFE.

Community Safety Suggestions:

  • Seek support if needed and stay aware of your surroundings.
  • Report concerning activity immediately.
  • Do not allow tailgating into buildings.
  • Take care of one another.
  • Never prop or unlock exterior doors that are usually locked.
  • Contact 911 directly if you need immediate assistance.

These tips are not specific to this incident and are included as general safety measures.

Campus Resources:

  • Free, Urgent, Phone Counseling (Press 2) is available to Macalester students anywhere in the world, 24/7/365. Speak to a licensed mental health counselor 24 hours a day by calling Hamre Center at 651-696-6275, then press or say option 2 when prompted.
  • SOS Sexual Violence Services of Ramsey County, 651-266-1000 (24-Hour Crisis Hotline). Trained advocates provide crisis intervention, safety planning, legal services, referrals, and individual counseling and support groups for survivors and families/friends/partners of survivors.
  • Additional support services, both on-campus and off, can be found on the Title IX Find Support page