The Oakland Post

The header of the emergency notification that was sent to the campus community early Wednesday morning.

Sexual assault reported to have taken place in residence hall

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

Early Wednesday morning, the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) broadcast an emergency notification to the campus community that they were investigating a sexual assault that was reported Tuesday...

Sexual assault reported on campus

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 8, the campus community was sent a timely notice about an attempted sexual assault that was reported to the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) earlier that day, and took place...

Detective Shona Collins speaks to The Feminists of OU club about domestic violence.

OUPD’s Detective Collins discusses domestic violence and sexual assault

Gina Navaroli, Reporter November 9, 2016

The Feminists of OU welcomed Detective Shona Collins from the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) on Nov. 3 to lead a discussion about domestic violence and sexual assault. Collins shared her...

To have serious conversations about campus assault, we have to abandon bad data

Alex Stevens, Political Columnist September 20, 2016

This past week, an article published by The Oakland Post drew important attention to the “red zone”— a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving when students are more likely to become victims of...

The Red Zone is the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving when students can become victims of sexual assault. Students can ask Oakland University Police Department for help for any on campus disputes.

Students more vulnerable to sexual assault in ‘red zone’ period

Faith Brody, Life Editor September 19, 2016

The period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving can mean a lot of things: football, leaves changing, spooky movies, and Halloween. But for college students, this “red zone” is dangerous. The...

Media coverage of sexual assault in the face of the Stanford rape case

Cheyanne Kramer, web editor June 13, 2016

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. More than 90% of sexual assault victims do not report the crime to...

App launched to help sexual assault survivors

App launched to help sexual assault survivors

Melissa Deatsch March 27, 2016

Rape is one of the most underreported crimes.According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, about 63 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to police.  The NSVRC also states that that...

OUPD explains sexual assault legislation and pushes prevention programs

Sarah Lawrence January 31, 2016

In response to the reported cases of sexual assault on campus last fall, many in the Oakland University community began questioning the ways in which cases were being handled. There were also concerns...

Yes means yes

Rachel Williams January 19, 2016

According to a 2014 statistic compilation by Business Insider, 19 percent of college students were survivors of attempted or completed sexual assault.  That same year, nearly 60 American universities...

Survivors of sexual assault start to see justice

Shelby Tankersley, Editor-In-Chief January 18, 2016

Nearly 200 cases of sexual assault that were mishandled are being investigated across the country by the Department of Education. 68 of those cases took place at K-12 schools. Five of the incidents took...

OUSC’s “It’s On Us” campaign educates and aids in prevention of assault on campus

By Rachel Williams September 21, 2015

Oakland University Student Congress (OUSC) launched their “It’s On Us” campaign at the beginning of the school year.  The goals of the campaign are to raise awareness, educate the Oakland community...

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