A woman told police and Fairfield University administrators that she was sexually assaulted on the campus Monday night, according to a statement from the university.
The victim reported being lured from a path on the campus to the woods where she was sexually assaulted.
A description of the suspect was not immediately available. It was also unclear if the student knew her attacker.
"The safety and protection of our students, faculty and staff remains a top priority for us," Fairfield University said in a statement. "Security and safety programs at Fairfield University are continuously updated to meet the University's ever changing needs."
The school said counselors have met with the victim and her family since the attack was reported Monday night.
The school also issued a text alert to students after the attack and is urging people to travel in pairs or to use the university's 24-hour escort service.
"I was a little frightened, not gonna lie," said student Christina Madden.