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University Police Department informs students and faculty of new alert system

Grace Stark, Reporter // September 11, 2023

The University Police Department sent an email Aug.31, informing students of the schools new alert system. The new opt-out system will alert students and employees of emergencies in real-time. After...

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Kimberly Morales // November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While...

Chico State explains evacuation and safety plans

Angelina Mendez // November 10, 2019

On Tuesday, photos surfaced on social media showing that the phrase “There Shooting Wednesday” was scribbled on the wall of a bathroom stall in Meriam Library.Students were confused and began...

While Chico State ranks low on alarms.orgs list of safe universities, University Police Chief John Reid said this number is deceiving. Reid said that part of the reason Chico State may be ranked low is that there have been more reported crimes in recent years which he sees as a good thing as more people are trusting police and coming forward with reports.

National safety organization ranks Chico State 164 out of 243 college campuses

Mathew Miranda // May 2, 2018

According to a list created by alarms.org, Chico State ranks as the 164th safest college campus in the nation. Alarms.org, a national council for home safety and security, created a list called of Safest...

Title IX Coordinator Dylan Saake doesnt believe Not Anymore will solve the issue of sexual violence, but he does think it can be a useful resource for many students. Photo credit: Maria Ramirez

Not Anymore deemed helpful yet repetitive

Kelsi Sibert // March 14, 2018

Each year, students at Chico State are required to participate in an online or in-person "inner personal violence awareness and prevention program."Not Anymore is designed to make sure that all students...

Chico States Director of Environmental Health and Safety Marvin Pratt believes daily self-awareness is key to preparing for a school shooting. Photo credit: Grayson Boyer

Preparing for a university shooting

Grayson Boyer // February 12, 2018

The increase in university shootings has made preparedness for potential threats extremely important to college administrations, and Chico State is no different. According to Chico State's Director...

Map of Emergency Blue Lights located on campus. Photo credit: University Police

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Kaley Wise // November 8, 2016

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call...

Vu Nguyen, Associated Students Executive Vice President Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Associated Student officers talk diversity, safety with Pres. Hutchinson

Molly Sullivan // September 14, 2016

As a part of her 100-day listening tour, President Gayle Hutchinson met with Associated Students officers today to address diversity and safety on campus. With the data collected from the diversity...

BlueLight application guides students home safely

BlueLight application guides students home safely

Katelyn Martin // September 11, 2015
The new safety application, BlueLight is helping restore safety amongst students.
Senior Deanna Jarquin was elected the next academic years Associated Students president by a margin of 170 votes. Photo credit: George Johnston

Incoming A.S. president lays out vision, priorities

Kristina Martinez // April 22, 2015
Deanna Jarquin, the next academic year's leader of student government, explains the direction she would like to see Chico State go in the future.
Illustration by Rachel Dugo

Emergency blue lights need replacement

Megan Mann // November 30, 2014
Chico State students deserve a new, more effective emergency phone system.
Infographic courtesy of Chico State

Campus sticks with Blue Light Phones

Robert Engels // November 12, 2014
Chico's Blue Light Emergency System has been used for decades, but advances in technology are creating new options for campus safety.
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