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Campus Safety Notices

This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.

Public Safety Advisory - UPDATE- Rape at 32nd and Winter Streets

10/13/2019 10:00AM

​UPDATE: The Philadelphia Police Department has released a sketch of the suspect: https://twitter.com/PhillyPolice/status/1182804544658522113

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Drexel Police received a report of a rape of a female Drexel student inside a residence on the 3200 block of Winter Street. The suspect is a black male, 5'5" tall, no facial hair, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black sneakers. He was last seen carrying a smartphone with a red case. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and is still at large.

The Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit is actively investigating this incident. If you have any information that might be helpful, contact the Special Victims Unit at 215.685.3251 or the Drexel University Police at 215.895.2222. Any suspicious activity should immediately be reported to Philadelphia police by calling 911 or to Drexel police by calling 215.895.2222.

The Department of Public Safety is encouraging members of the community to be on heightened awareness of their surroundings, walk in groups and in well-lit public areas. Make sure vehicles and residences are locked and secured. 


University policies and resources related to sexual and gender-based harassment and misconduct, including information about reporting misconduct and about bystander intervention, can be found on the Office of Equality and Diversity’s Title IX Resource Page: drexel.edu/oed/reporting/Title-IX/.

Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive action will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel’s campuses. Public Safety crime prevention and awareness tips can be found at: drexel.edu/publicsafety/crimeprevention/safetytips/.

Thank you,

Eileen Behr
Vice President
Department of Public Safety