Dike Zhao, 19, is charged with Class D felonies residential entry and criminal confinement and Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury.
According to court records, DePauw Public Safety Dispatch received a call from a female in a campus residence hall just after 1 p.m. on Aug. 31.
"The dispatcher overheard the caller state that a male had entered her room through her window," an incident report from DePauw Public Safety said. "(The dispatcher) stated that she could hear the caller say 'No, don't,' then what sounded like a struggle before the phone was disconnected."
The call was made from a cellular phone and could not be traced, so representatives from DePauw's facilities managements and residence life departments, along with officers from the Greencastle Police Department commenced a building by building search of the DePauw campus.
After a tip from a member of DePauw's custodial staff, officers found the alleged victim crying in her room. Zhao was standing outside the open door of the victim's room.
The alleged victim told officers she was not injured, but that she was "extremely frightened" of Zhao.
The alleged victim explained that she and Zhao, who lived in the same dorm, had been in a relationship for the past year. She said she had told Zhao she wanted to end the relationship, but that he "would not allow it."
The victim said she and Zhao had gotten into a fight in her room on Aug. 30, and that Zhao had "become very angry and pushed her in the chest with the palms of his hands." She said she was standing near her bed, and that Zhao shoved her backward into it.
When Zhao knocked on her door on Aug. 31, the victim told officers, she ignored him and did not open her door.
"She then heard a noise outside her window," the incident report said. "She saw Mr. Zhao remove the screen from her window, push the window up and climb through it. She said he was extremely angry."
The alleged victim told Zhao she was going to call the police. When she did, the incident report said, Zhao grabbed the phone from her. He then removed the phone's battery and SIM card and put them in his pocket.
The alleged victim then tried to leave the room, but she said Zhao grabbed her upper arms to prevent her from leaving, and also blocked her doorway.
At Zhao's initial hearing, his bond was set at $10,000 with 10 percent allowed. He posted bond and has been released from jail.
His next court appearance is set for Oct. 21.
Although she declined to speak about Zhao's case specifically, DePauw Vice President for Student Life Cindy Babington said when students violate DePauw's code of conduct, an internal judicial process is launched.
Many times students are allowed to continue attending classes, Babington said, unless they are deemed a danger to themselves or others.
"Our process is not based on the outcome of any criminal proceedings, because we need to move faster," Babington said.