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Chico State womens basketball coach Brian Fogel talks to his team during a basketball game in Chico.

Chico women’s basketball reacts to men’s vs. women’s NCAA facilities

Connor McPherson, Reporter // April 9, 2021

The 2021 March Madness basketball tournament became mired in controversy after Stanford women’s basketball coach Ali Kershner leaked photos highlighting the major disparity in facilities provided to...

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...

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

Title IX Coordinator Reflects on Interim Hearing Requirement One Year Later

Emily Neria, Staff Writer // 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...

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...

Sonia Aery speaks about the role of allies in transgender movement. Photo credit: Justin Jackson

Chico community protest for transgender rights

Justin Jackson // October 30, 2018

Supporters of the transgender community gathered Sunday and rallied in the Downtown Plaza to protest potential policies against the trans community. The Trans Empowerment Project of Northern California,...

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...

Photo courtesy of Alix Davis

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

Alex Grant // November 28, 2017

This school year University Police have received six reports of rape on campus. This figure comes from UPD’s daily crime log which is composed of initial crime reports. These reports are released...

Butte Colleges Office of Title IX Coordinator new procedures against sexual assault. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Sexual assault investigation at Butte College

Christian Solis // August 25, 2017

Butte College caught in sexual assault investigations.Butte reached a resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights, after a four-year case.In 2012, a student reported rape by an athlete at an off-campus...

Photo credit: George Johnston

Reported rape at Kappa Sigma house investigation ongoing, UPD Chief says

Molly Sullivan // February 9, 2017

The investigation into the reported rape that occurred Feb. 5 at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house is ongoing, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The University Police Department was...

Outside view of the University Police Department. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Crime reports release different stats

Kayla Fitzgerald // October 20, 2016

Four rapes, three of which occurred on campus, were reported between 2013 and 2015, according to the Clery Annual Security Report. Different crime rates were expressed in the 2016 Clery Annual Security...

Butte College has an ongoing sexual assault case that has lasted 37 months. Fifteen months is the average time for Title IX cases to be resolved. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Federal agency surpasses third year of ongoing Butte College investigation

Gabriel Sandoval and Molly Sullivan // February 28, 2016

OROVILLE, Calif. — Almost three and a half years ago, a Butte College student was allegedly raped by a football player off-campus, creating a snowball effect. In October 2012, the female student filed...

Pamela Thomason, California State Universitys new system-wide Title IX compliance coordinator. Photo courtesy of CSU public affairs office.

CSU hires new Title IX coordinator

David Mcvicker // November 7, 2014

California State University appointed a system-wide Title IX compliance officer Nov. 7. Pamela Thomason's hiring is the first-ever of its kind in the CSU's fight against sexual assault and violence and...

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