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7 University Of Chicago Students Report Their Drinks Might Have Been Spiked

One student said they were likely sexually assaulted and suspected someone spiked their drink, officials said.

Students mill about University of Chicago’s campus in Hyde Park on Oct. 20, 2022.
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HYDE PARK — Seven undergraduate students at University of Chicago reported their drinks may have been spiked at parties in recent weeks, with one incident leading to a possible sexual assault, officials said.

University leaders wrote in a campus email students have reported incidents since late September. Partygoers might have had drugs put in their drinks by “unknown individuals without their consent,” university leaders said.

In a case reported this week, an undergraduate student said they were likely sexually assaulted in a dorm after a party Oct. 28, officials told community members. The student suspected their drink was spiked, according to the university.

No police reports were filed, and campus security is seeking more information, university spokesperson Jeremy Manier said. There is “not a clear pattern,” Manier said.

The majority of incidents happened at off-campus parties, Manier said.

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