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Title IX Coordinator Reflects on Interim Hearing Requirement One Year Later

Title IX Coordinator Dylan Saake fills us in on what the Interim Hearing Requirement for sexual misconduct investigations looks like in practice. Photo credit: Madison Holmes
April 9, 2020

On March 29, 2019, an interim CSU policy went into effect at Chico State requiring all sexual assault investigations to hold a hearing for cross examination of both the victim and the respondent. The...

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

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

Students rarely report sexual assaults to university police

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

Man pleads not guilty on charges of sexual assault and burglary

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23,  is currently being held in Butte County Jail awaiting his preliminary hearing. Photo credit: Chico Police Department
October 4, 2019

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23, of Chico, entered court on Thursday while being held on charges including sexual assault and burglary. The defendant pleaded not guilty to forcible sexual penetration and...

Three arrested, charged with juvenile sexual assault, child pornography

(From left to right) David Hamilton, 22, Vincent Balderas, 23, and Chesley Klein, 27. Images from Chico Police.
September 19, 2019

Three Chico residents are in custody after being charged on suspicion of sexual assault on a minor and possession of child pornography.David Hamilton, 22, of Chico was arrested Aug, 27th as a suspect of...

’13 Reasons Why’ is still awful

September 8, 2019

Content warning: This article contains spoilers from “13 Reasons Why” Seasons one-three and contains sensitive material.Since its release in 2017, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”...

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Martin Morales, a Chico State student majoring in Sociology, had his first court hearing at the Butte County Courthouse on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar
September 6, 2019

A student charged with sexual assault and burglary had his first hearing at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville on Thursday morning.Martin Morales, 22, currently suspended by Chico State, faces...

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Festivalgoers attend the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in Indio, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
April 28, 2019

Thousands of people just spent thousands of dollars to sweat in the California desert. Yes, I’m serious.But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg (or, the sand dune) when it comes to the monstrosity...

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

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
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...

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Getty Images photo by alicemoi.
October 15, 2018

Dear survivors of sexual assault,First off and most importantly, I believe you. You are strong and resilient, no matter your situation.I know these past few weeks have been hard, with all that’s...

Chaos on the corner of 20th and MLK

Community members gathered to show support for survivors of sexual assault, Sunday, and to remind everyone to register to vote this coming November. Photo credit: Dan Christian
October 8, 2018

Horns blared and tires squealed through the busy intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. parkway and East 20th street, as Sunday drivers honked and shouted to show their support for survivors of sexual...

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

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.
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...

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