Loyola Student Sexually Assaulted Feb. 9 in Baumhart Hall

The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation and the student is receiving support, according to Loyola.

Content warning: Sexual assault

A 20-year-old female Loyola student was sexually assaulted Feb. 9 between 10-11:30 p.m. in Baumhart Hall at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus by two offenders known to the victim who weren’t Loyola students. No one is in custody and the investigation is still open as of Tuesday morning, CPD told The Phoenix.

Campus Safety first alerted the Loyola community to the criminal sexual assault in a crime alert sent out 1:32 a.m. Feb. 10. The victim was brought to nearby Northwestern Hospital and “reported in good condition,” according to CPD.

CPD is leading the investigation and the student is receiving support, according to Tim Love, executive director of equity and compliance and the Title IX coordinator at Loyola. Love told The Phoenix Loyola doesn’t share details in such instances to respect the privacy of students.

In an email to The Phoenix, Director of Campus Safety Thomas Murray wrote they have no comment and the investigation is being handled by CPD.

Love also encouraged any students in need of support to take advantage of Loyola’s mental health services, including The Line confidential advocacy services for survivors of gender-based violence at 773-494-3810.

Campus Safety recommends always locking doors and windows and calling them or CPD if you feel threatened or witness suspicious behavior. In the Saturday alert, Campus Safety also asked for anyone with relevant information to call them at 773-508-SAFE or CPD at 312-744-8263.

Featured image by Ryan Pittman / The Phoenix

Hunter Minné

Hunter Minné