Ottawa police are looking for a male student after a sexual assault was reported at Ottawa's Carleton University.

The school confirmed both campus safety and Ottawa police know the identity of the accused man who was said to have "inappropriately touched" the woman in a residence room Thursday night.

A campus-wide alert was not sent to students because police know the suspect's identity and it was deemed there was no risk to other staff or students on campus. Some students were upset over that decision.

This latest report of a sexual assault comes after there were three reported sexual assaults at Carleton in November. One man, 18, was charged related to one of the alleged sexual assaults and another non-sexual assault.

Protests have been reignited from students who want their own student-run sexual assault support centre. It was then announced in early January the school would open a sexual assault support centre for students, staff and faculty on campus.

The university's coordinator of sexual assault services will head the centre, which will run out of Robertson Hall and focus on education, awareness campaigns and training.