Georgia Tech police alerted the campus community Thursday night to the rape of a female student behind a fraternity house.
Police said the attack happened about 6:40 p.m. at the rear of the Sigma Nu fraternity house at 750 Fowler St. N.W. — as thousands of sports fans were streaming to nearby Bobby Dodd Stadium for the Tech-Virginia Tech football game.
The student told police she had been raped by an unknown man. The suspect was described by police as a Hispanic male, about 40 years old, with a mustache and wearing a white shirt, black sweat pants and white shoes.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact Tech police at 404-894-2500.
In a statement issued late Thursday night, Tech spokesman Matt Nagel said, “The safety and security of Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff remains our top priority.
“On Thursday evening, more than 115 sworn public safety officers were on duty including members of the Georgia Tech Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, GBI and Fulton County Sheriff’s Office along with 315 event security personnel,” Nagel said.
“We remind our campus community to remain vigilant and to report any concerns to the Georgia Tech Police Department.”
The Thursday attack was the latest and most serious crime at or near Tech in recent months. In October alone, three women were assaulted in separate attacks, and several robberies were reported.
The university has issued a safety advisory with tips to remind students, faculty and staff to report any suspicious activity immediately to Georgia Tech Police by calling 404-894-2500.
People should walk in groups, be aware of surroundings, program the Tech police number into cell phones, and call the Stingerette, campus transportation, for a ride home at 404-385-7433, the university said.