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Timely Warning Notice - Fondling 9/20/2015


Date: 9/20/15

Incident: Repeated attempts to engage in unwanted physical contact (Fondling). The Department of Public Safety is alerting the College community members of a reported fondling incident that occurred at Olde Club in the early morning hours of9/20/15.  A female student reported that at approximately 1:45 a.m. while activities were ending at Olde Club, a male individual who identified himself as “Alex” and said he was a resident of the “Ville” touched and attempted to kiss the attendee without her consent. The male repeatedly attempted to engage in the unwanted physical contact with the attendee until another individual intervened. The individual is described as a white male, eighteen to twenty-one years old, thin build, approximately 5’ 8” tall with short blonde hair.  He was wearing a grey sweater and shorts when he attended the party. It is believed that this individual is not a member of the College community based on information obtained by the Department of Public Safety from individuals at the party.  The Department of Public Safety attempted but was unable to locate the individual that night. 


If you see or know this individual or have any information about this incident, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 610-328-8333.  REMEMBER, guests at all registered social events are required to be signed in by a Swarthmore student. If you believe that an individual has entered an event by circumvented the registration procedures please contact the SWAT Team staff or Public Safety immediately.  To maintain the safety and security of the campus, Public Safety reminds all community follow these crime prevention tips:

Report suspicious activity or suspicious people immediately.
Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Be aware and prepared.
Trust your instincts, and if you do not feel comfortable in a place or situation, leave.

The Federal Clery Act requires that colleges with a campus public safety agency must, in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes, report to the campus community crimes that fall into certain categories and that are considered by the institution to represent a continuing threat to the campus community.  The Department of Public Safety refers to these notices as "Timely Warning Notices."  This Timely Warning Notice is issued according to this requirement.  Not every instance of a Clery crime represents a continuing threat to the community and therefore Timely Warning Notices are not issued in every instance of a Clery crime on or near the campus.

Michael J. Hill
Director of
Public Safety
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081