The UC Santa Barbara Police Department received a report on Sunday of a rape that occurred at the Sigma Pi fraternity house on Oct. 26, according to a timely warning sent out to all students Monday night. 

The reported rape occurred on Saturday evening inside a bedroom at the fraternity house, which is located at 760 Embarcadero Del Mar, according to the timely warning.  

This is the third sexual assault allegation naming Sigma Pi in the past month; last week, the Nexus reported that Sigma Pi removed one of its fraternity members following two separate sexual assault allegations involving two different women. The previous two allegations were not reported to the police or the university, according to one of the women who spoke to the Nexus. 

According to the timely warning, the complainant, who submitted the report anonymously, does not know the suspect. The suspect is described in the alert as a 22-year-old, 5’10” white male with “medium-length brown hair and brown eyes” who was wearing a white shirt and blue shorts. 

The timely warning does not specify if the suspect is a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity. 

UCSB sent out an alert two weeks ago about a separate fraternity incident, in which two uses of date-rape drugs at a fraternity event on Oct. 5 were reported. The fraternity involved in the Oct. 5 report was not named, sparking social media backlash from students. 

Anyone with information regarding the Oct. 26 incident can contact the UC Police Department at (805) 893-3446 or submit an anonymous report here.

Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (C.A.R.E.) can be reached through a 24-hour advocacy line at (805) 893-4613 and Counseling & Psychological Services (C.A.P.S.) has a 24-hour confidential crisis counseling line at (805) 893-4411. Campus and community resources for individuals impacted by sexual violence, sexual harassment or other prohibited behavior can be accessed here. 

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