Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports

A sexual assault occurred about 2 a.m. Friday , Aug. 25, according to a report issued by Marshall University in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

A female student  reported  on Friday afternoon that the assault took place in a residence hall.

According to the release, Marshall police are investigating and do not believe the community at large is at risk.

University officials explained in the release that it is a violation of university policy to engage in sexual activities without affirmative consent from a partner, and noted that someone incapacitated due to alcohol or drugs cannot consent to sexual activity. Violation can lead to sanctions including expulsion.

Anyone who wants to report a sexual offense or other crime on campus should  contact campus police at 304-696-4357 or the Huntington Police Department at 911 or 304-696-4470.