App State police investigate reported sexual assault on campus

Officials with Appalachian State University alerted students Wednesday about a reported sexual assault that happened in a dorm room over the weekend.

The student reported the assault around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the message from campus officials stated. The alleged assault took place last Saturday.

The suspect, who is not affiliated with the university, got into the residence hall by saying he needed to charge his cell phone, officials said.

University police are investigating the incident, and the university is “providing resources and support to assist the student who reported the incident.”

The message to students, which was posted on the App State crime website, stated that the university was also continuing to "take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community."

No names have been released.

Anyone with information about this or any crime is encouraged to call university police at 828-262-2150 or report anonymously online here.