The University was notified of an alleged sexual assault that took place in Coyote Village last Saturday, according to an email sent from the dean of students office Tuesday afternoon.
The email read, “USD is aware of an alleged sexual assault in Coyote Village that was reported Saturday, Sept. 8. The University immediately notified the Vermillion Police Department, and the investigation is ongoing. Law enforcement determined there were no additional safety risks for the campus community. It is USD’s policy to immediately notify students when there is an ongoing threat to the community.”
Michelle Cwach, director of communications and university relations, said in an email interview with The Volante that there is not a threat to campus.
“Law enforcement has determined there is no additional safety risk for the campus community,” Cwach said.
For more information about on-campus resources offered at USD visit or contact the student counseling center at (605) 677-5777.
The Volante will report more updates as they become available.