Two incidents involving the use of date-rape drugs occurred two weeks ago at a “fraternity event in Isla Vista,” according to a timely warning sent out to all students Thursday evening. 

The incidents, classified as “aggravated assault” per the Clery Act, occurred on Saturday, Oct. 5. That day was part of “Midnight Madness,” a weekend in which Isla Vistans dress up in all-black clothing and attend fraternity house parties following the completion of fraternity rush week. 

These incidents were reported to the university through the UCSB Clery Coordinator on Thursday, according to the timely warning. 

The warning also mentioned that “additional incidents may have occurred at other fraternity events in Isla Vista,” but provided no further clarifying information.

Following the timely warning, several students took to social media, demanding that the university release the names of the fraternity or fraternities involved. 

Anyone with knowledge of these incidents or of similar crimes can call the UC Police Department at (805) 893-3446 or submit an anonymous report here

Students were reminded in the timely warning to not accept drinks from unknown sources or leave drinks unattended and to seek help from emergency services if an individual is “disoriented or unable to care for themselves.”

The UCSB Campus Advocacy and Education (CARE), which provides resources for students who have been victims of sexual violence, can be reached at (805) 893-4613. Students can also call the Community Service Organization Safety Escort Program, a program that provides personal safety escorts in I.V. and on campus, at (805) 893-2000.

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