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Western University students stand in the commons during a walkout in support of sexual assault survivors, in London, Ont., on Sept. 17.Nicole OSBORNE/The Canadian Press

Police in London, Ont., say they have received no formal reports related to online allegations of drugging and sexual assaults at a University of Western Ontario residence, but will keep the investigation open.

Online allegations of sexual assaults at the school’s Medway-Sydenham Hall during orientation week circulated on social media last month, prompting investigations by police and the university.

Police say officers went to the residence mid-September to speak with students, while residence staff were given information to support students and guide anyone seeking to make a report.

They say those combined efforts led to “direct contact” with more than 600 students.

The force says it has not been able to substantiate the online allegations given the lack of formal complaints.

But police say they understand there is no universal response to sexual violence and those who experience it are not obligated to participate in an investigation.

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