A female student was sexually assaulted in a bathroom last Thursday, the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI), has confirmed.
The incident happened about 2:00 p.m., in the vicinity of the Annex and Senate buildings.
The incident was immediately reported to the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and a team was deployed to the campus to investigate, according to a university statement issued internally.
“The well-being of our students has been our priority since the occurrence of the incident, and the campus has taken steps to provide all the necessary psychosocial support that is critical at this time,” said Deputy Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Ian Boxill
Boxill also confirmed that The UWI reached out to the student’s families and will continue to support them.
Meanwhile, the university said its security team has enhanced operational plans to include the increased monitoring of restrooms.
It said bathrooms in extremely remote locations will be kept closed for now.