LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — University of Kentucky police are investigating reports of a sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 8, 2022.

A UK student said they were assaulted by another student in their dorm after receiving a ride to their residence from an off-campus party.

UK police said they have identified a person of interest and they are actively investigating this incident.

University police were notified of the assault on Thursday.

UK police offered the following tips to help keep the community safe:

  • Make sure you have affirmative consent before engaging in sexual activities with someone. The university’s definition of “affirmative consent” can be found in Administrative Regulation 6.2.
  • Consent is an active agreement to participate in that activity at that time. If someone says no, it means no. If someone is silent, it does not mean yes. If someone changes their mind, it means no.
  • Learn about active bystanding. While bystanders are not always present when sexual assault occurs, there may be red flags we can notice beforehand.
  • When possible make statements — “BACK-OFF! STOP! NOWAY!” You deserve to be respected.
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-SAFE (7233).
  • Request a FREE Kentucky Wildcab ride through the Uber app, available in the app store and Google play. Complete the Wildcat Uber enrollment form, which grants you access to the free Wildcab option. Kentucky Wildcat is available 10 p.m. through 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday when fall and spring semester classes are in session.

If you have been a victim of violence or would like to be a part of UK’s effort to end violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center at 859-257-3574 for confidential services, support and referrals.

If you are a victim of sexual assault and would like help, you can call UK Police’s Special Victims Unit at 859-257-8573 to speak with an advocate.