GREENSBORO, N.C. – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has issued an alert after a sexual assault was reported on campus.

UNCG police said on Thursday the woman was forced inside a bathroom at McIver Administrative and Academic Building and forced to perform a sexual act.

Police said the man was between 20-30 yrs. old, 5’11 tall, and was wearing a red t-shirt, long denim shorts, and white tennis shoes.

There will be an increased police presence on campus this weekend.

"if I see something that's not right, then I'll probably step in or something like that," says Darryl Jefferson, a junior at UNCG.

"I think it's disheartening ot keep getting these alerts," adds his friend Jaives Lundy, a senior, who is also an R.A.

"I know from personal experience, dealing with sexual assaults, it's a rather traumatic experience itself."

UNCG police said you should do the following to help protect your safety:

• If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your instincts and attempt to interrupt the chain of events.
• Create a distraction and involve others.
• Make a commitment to ensure everyone has a safe way home.
• Others can help too by being an active bystander. Being an active bystander does not require you put yourself at risk.

You can also learn more about the university’s bystander intervention program by visiting UNCG

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