A sexual assault was reported to the University of Richmond Police Department Thursday evening, according to a timely warning email faculty, staff and students received at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“The reported assault occurred during the overnight hours on January 22, 2016, in a residence hall on campus,” the email sent by UR Police reads. “The assault involved a known individual and at this time no additional information is available.”

This marked the first timely warning email regarding a sexual assault that UR Police sent this semester. Faculty, staff and students received four timely warnings, which are required by law, in the fall semester.

About one in five women is sexually assaulted in college, according to many studies.

Richmond is one of the more than 100 colleges and universities in American under federal investigation for a reported Title IX violation.

Contact editor-in-chief Jack Nicholson at jack.nicholson@richmond.edu