IU South Bend issued the following alert to students, faculty and staff Friday morning:

"IU South Bend Crime Alert: South Bend police have notified the university that a female reported being raped in Veterans Memorial Park located at 1621 Northside Blvd. which is adjacent to campus. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 29, 2014 between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40's, tall (6'4" to 6'5"), weighing 320-350 pounds, military type short haircut, with wire rim glasses. Suspect was wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and white unknown brand tennis shoes. He was last seen driving a gold Mercury Sable 4-door vehicle thought to be year 2000 or newer.

"IU South Bend police encourage anyone on campus to be aware of their surroundings, use caution, and not walk alone. Campus police are available 24-hours a day to provide assistance and escorts. If you have information about this incident or need assistance, IU South Bend police can be reached any time at 520-4239."