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Title IX increases Safe Place funding

Emily Neria, Staff Writer // April 9, 2020

A Chico Speaks Survey Report which shows that campus-related sexual assault is still prevalent has inspired Title IX coordinators to implement several changes.  At the heart of these changes is...

Safe Place temporarily transitions to virtual services

March 19, 2020

Chico State's Safe Place has closed its doors but encourages students to stay in touch.  Safe Place will continue to offer services over the phone, through email and through video conferencing. Administrator...

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Chico Speaks presentation reviews data from student surveys regarding sexual assault, harassment

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // February 29, 2020

On Wednesday, Chico State’s: Safe Place, Title IX department, Associated Students Academic Senate and California Faculty Association hosted a keynote presentation. Chico State’s Department of Health...

Survey conducted last spring spotlights students’ experiences with sexual violence on campus. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Chico Speaks survey reveals on-campus sexual assault statistics

Kimberly Morales // November 16, 2019

After surveying students last spring, Chico State released a report regarding the incidents of sexual violence students reported.While the information compiled from the survey was extensive, requiring...

Information and misconceptions about sexual assault. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Students rarely report sexual assaults to university police

Kimberly Morales // October 21, 2019

With several school-led attempts to educate students on consent and sexual misconduct through required programs such as "Not Anymore," students are advised to reach out to school-supported assets to report...

Sexual assault survivor, public speaker and activist Brittany Piper brought conversations about consent, rape culture and bystander intervention to Chico State. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Rayanne Painter // April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at...

A ruling, coming out of a case from USC, gives more rights to people who are accused of sexual misconduct. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Title IX changes give more rights to people accused of ‘sexual misconduct’

Kendall George // April 9, 2019

Two Chico State students recall their experiences with false rape accusations Chico State and many other schools across California are revising their sexual assault protocol after a state appellate...

A Chico Unified School District bus proves at the Chico Parade of Lights that creativity does not stop with light decorations as any vehicle or object can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

The Orion’s weekly newscast Oct. 17

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Alejandra Fraga // October 18, 2018

On this week's newscast, six stories are recapped by anchors Christian Solis and Alejandra Fraga. The story headlines listed below are organized by the time they appear in the newscast. 1) City council...

Members of Chico State's Psi Chi, a local chapter of the international Psychology honor society, wade in the water to catch the winning ducks from their Ducky Derby. Psi Chi will be donating half of their proceeds ($290) to Safe Place. For this fundraiser both Chico State's Psi Chi and the Butte College Psychology Club sell racing ducks for the chance to win prizes. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Photo of the day

Rachael Bayuk // May 13, 2018

Members of Chico State's Psi Chi, a local chapter of the international Psychology honor society, wade in the water to catch the winning ducks from their Ducky Derby on Friday. Psi Chi will be donating...

Mikie Believes Take Back the Night brings in good support and awareness for those effected by sexual assault. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Take back the night: A place for survivors to tell their story

Kelsi Sibert // April 23, 2018

Since the 1970s, Chico State's Gender and Sexuality Equality Center, formerly known as the Women's Center, has put on an event called "Take Back the Night." Each year a different theme surrounding sexual...

Alix MacDonald holds up an example of a Clothesline Project shirt. All students are welcome to design a shirt any way they want to express their feelings on sexual assault.

Chico State’s ‘Clothesline Project’ provides artistic outlet for sexual assault awareness

Alex Grant // April 17, 2018

Safe Place, Chico State's confidential sexual violence prevention and intervention center, is organizing an artistic project to call attention to sexual assault issues in Chico. Students are invited...

Elena Rose Vera was the first speaker at the fifth annual trans conference. She spoke on the rich history of trans people. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Josh Cozine // April 15, 2018

The theme of the fifth annual Trans Conference, "Existence is Resistance," was reflected by a variety of speakers Saturday on campus. The conference took place in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium...

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