Sex assault reported on Columbia College campus

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A sexual assault was reported on the campus of Columbia College in Chicago?s South Loop. (WLS)

A sexual assault was reported overnight on the campus of Columbia College in Chicago's South Loop.

The alleged victim and assailant are not students at Columbia College. Both were among a group of guests attending a party on campus that decided to stay overnight at one of the dorms on campus.

"What's been reported to us is that there was an incident at the Dwight Lofts. A student was hosting a gathering. During that gathering, one of the guests was allegedly sexually assaulted by another guest," said Ron Sodini, campus safety and security at Columbia College.

While the individuals involved were not students, Columbia College sent an alert to students.

Chicago police said a group decided to stay overnight in the dorm due to the late hour. At 4:15 a.m. Friday, a 20-year-old woman reported being assaulted by a 20-year-old male to the others in the group, then the male fled on foot.

As Chicago police investigate, the Associate Vice President of Campus Safety and Security is urging caution and for any student to seek help if they find themselves in a threatening situation.

"What we advise our students is that if they at any time feel unsafe, they should contact the authorities. And that is either calling the Chicago Police Department at 911 or security staff on campus," Sodini said.

The victim went to a local hospital and was last listed in good condition.

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