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Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Angelina Mendez

February 26, 2020

The University Police Department is currently requesting charges and building a case against the suspect that was allegedly involved in a sexual harassment incident that occured on Feb. 14 at the Meriam Library.  During the incident, a student reported to the library that there was an adult m...

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Angelina Mendez

February 20, 2020

Meriam Library contacted the University Police Department reporting a sexual harassment incident involving a female student and a male adult on Feb. 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The student reported to the police that while she was studying, the suspect was staring at her and touching his groin a...

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

CollgeGlen apartments are the sight where the alleged molestation and burglary crime involving Martin Morales took place. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

In what has been an ongoing investigation into the background of Martin Morales, a former Chico State student charged with molestation and burglary, The Orion has been in search of anyone who may know him. Associated Students, University Housing, the Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry and the University of Commun...

Battling a culture of Harvey Weinsteins

Woman uncomfortable with his boss. Photo credit: getty images - Vander Velden

Natalie Hanson

October 26, 2017

The #Metoo campaign exploded on social media recently in response to the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. As more and more actresses and well-known women come forward against Weinstein, thousands of users have taken to social media to retweet or repost the tag #MeToo, started by...

CSU launches sexual misconduct awareness program

Kendall Hall Photo credit: Ronnie Bolser

Bianca Quilantan

October 11, 2016

Student lack of awareness of sexual misconduct—not anymore.In an attempt to expand sexual misconduct awareness, Chico State is making “Not Anymore” mandatory for all students by requiring continuing and graduate students to take a 20-minute refresher course each year.“Not Anymore” i...

Mixed results in sexual assault audit

Chico State is one of four universities in California audited in a sexual assault report. The Orion file photo.

Madison Holmes

August 27, 2014

Chico State excels in support for sexual violence and harassment victims but is flawed in several other aspects when handling sexual violence or harassment reports, according to the results of a federal audit. The audit results, which came out in June, found the university lacking in several areas...

University undergoes discrimination audit

Bill Hall

November 26, 2013

Chico State is one of two schools in the California State University system that will be audited on the handling of sexual harassment and sexual violence incidents.The audit will also include San Diego State, and University of California schools UCLA and UC Berkeley, according to the California State Aud...

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