It happened at 2 a.m. when the student was approached by three men and assaulted.
Raleigh police say a knife was displayed but not used. He was treated and released on scene.
The suspects are described as three black males, all approximately 6 foot tall; one wearing a white shirt and jeans, one wearing a red shirt and jeans, and the third having an unknown description.
Campus police say students are encouraged to take the following safety steps to keep themselves safe:
- Walk in well lighted areas.
- Walk in groups whenever possible, especially at night.
- Avoid distractions while walking, such as listening to headphones or texting.
- Consider utilizing public transportation or the Safety Escort by calling (919) 515-3000.
- Report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling 911 or (919) 515-3000.
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