Late Wednesday night, the university sent a campus-wide Public Safety Advisory email after a report of an attempted sexual assault outside on the northwest side of Emens Auditorium.

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Ball State University Police Department (UPD) received a campus security authorities (CSA) report of the assault, according to the email. Federal law requires CSAs to report non-identifying information about the crime, according to The Office of Victim Services. This includes date, location and type of crime.

According to the email, the suspect is described as a male wearing a windbreaker. It said anyone who may know information of the incident should contact UPD at 765-285-1111. 

This is the fourth Public Safety Advisory email regarding sexual assault sent to campus since the beginning of the semester. This includes a report of a sexual assault in the 1100 block of West Riverside Avenue in mid-August, a sexual assault that was reported in an on-campus residence hall Sept. 8 and a report of a sexual assault in an on-campus residence hall Sept. 21. 

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According to the 2018 Campus Security Report, reported cases of rape and fondling on campus rose in 2017 in comparison to the two previous years.