The campus police chief said the department is investigating the report.
The student told police she was taking out the trash Tuesday night in front of Building Four in the Greek Village dormitories on Darryl McCall Circle.
The student reported a man confronted her with a gun and took a credit card from her wallet. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, with a stocky build. He was wearing a black or dark blue zip-up hooded sweat shirt, a dark in color bandana covering the suspect's mouth and nose and blue jean pants. The man was armed with a dark colored semi-automatic hand gun
The student told police she struggled with the suspect and may have stabbed him in the side or chest with a pocketknife before the man ran off.
"It's pretty crazy because you don't usually hear about people fighting back," said Lee Mandon, who lives nearby.
Mandon said he still feels very safe on campus but said the reported crime is a reminder for students to play it safe and be aware of their surroundings.