Two Heartland universities remain on alert after reports of three violent attacks on students.
At Murray State a female student says she was allegedly sexual assaulted in her dorm room, by three men early Saturday morning.
And in Carbondale on the SIU campus, two male students say men hit them in the head and demanded money on Monday night.
SIU Police Lieutenant Todd Sigler says they're doing everything they can to keep students safe. "We don't have any main gates that we can lock down, people come and go as they wish," says Lt. Sigler. But Sigler does say that students can help police in protecting them from danger. " We're a big proponent of, you can't beat safety in numbers, and doing things in pairs," Sigler said. Some students feel like the university could do even more.
"I don't walk around at night and I feel that the university doesn't let us know, or make us aware of what's going on right now," says Marisa Grimaldi. She's not alone in her concerns of possible danger areas on campus. "But sometimes if you don't walk on the lighted path through Thompson Woods, you feel like something could get you. So I think they need to beef up the patrols a little bit," says Adam Hartsog.