Clemson University police are investigating a reported sexual assault near the Life Sciences Facility (LSF) about 1 a.m., Saturday, Jan 18.

A female student was found unresponsive between LSF and the greenhouses by campus police and transported to the hospital by EMS.

She later reported being assaulted while jogging on campus late Fri.-early Sat. She reported being grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted.

The victim was unable to provide a physical description of the assailant. If you saw or have any information regarding this incident, call Clemson University Police Department at 864-656-2222 or email your information to

CUPD has stepped up patrols and increased police escort shuttle vehicles. Chief Johnson Link urges students and others on campus to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious people or activity to police. He also offers the following safety tips:

Stay alert to your surroundings, limiting use of earphones and lengthy phone conversations.

Avoid walking or jogging alone at night. Call Tiger Transit at 864-656-3333 to arrange a ride between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Stay in well-lit, populated areas.

If you feel threatened, call 911 from your cell phone or use one of the blue light emergency phones located around campus.

If you are confronted by an attacker, scream loudly and try to run to a safe area.

The investigation is continuing, and updates will be posted at CU Safety web site.

Notification mandated by the Clery Act
Issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy  and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law originally known as  the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, that mandates timely notices to the campus community. The Clery Act is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.

For additional information, contact the Clemson University Police Department 
VOICE: 864/656-2222        TTY: 864/656-2222        FAX: 864/656-0714