02-07-17

The sexual assault of a Chico State student was reported on Sunday, 2/5/17.  The incident occurred south of campus, but within Clery Act geography.  Campus authorities know the suspect’s identity. 

Penalties for sexual assault offenders can include, but are not limited to:

  • Prison time
  • Fines
  • Expulsion with or without criminal conviction
  • Civil liability
  • Sex offender registration

Common Facts about the Causes of Sexual Misconduct

  1. Rape and      Sexual Assault are crimes of violence and control that stem from a      person’s determination to exercise power over another. Neither provocative      dress nor promiscuous behaviors are invitations for unwanted sexual      activity. Forcing someone to engage in non-consensual sexual activity is      Sexual Assault; regardless of the way that person dresses or acts.
  2. Even if a      person went voluntarily to someone’s home or room and consented to engage      in some sexual activity, it does not serve as blanket consent for all sexual activity.      University policy defines Sexual Misconduct to include any sexual activity      that is engaged in without Affirmative Consent. Affirmative Consent means      informed, affirmative, voluntary, and mutual agreement to engage in sexual      activity. Each person involved is responsible to ensure that they have the      Affirmative Consent of the other participant(s). When in doubt if the      person is comfortable with an elevated level of sexual activity, stop and      ask. When someone says “no” or “stop,” that means “STOP!” Sexual activity      forced upon another without valid consent is Sexual Assault.
  3. Being under      the influence of alcohol or drugs is not an invitation for sexual      activity. A person under the influence does not cause others to assault      them; others choose to take advantage of the situation and sexually      assault them because they are in a vulnerable position. A person who is incapacitated due      to the influence of alcohol or drugs is not able to consent to sexual      activity.
  4. Most Sexual      Assaults and Rape are committed by someone the victim knows. A study of      sexual victimization of college women showed that about 90% of victims knew      the person who sexually victimized them. Most often, a partner,      ex-partner, classmate, friend, acquaintance or co-worker sexually      victimized the person. It is important to remember that Sexual Misconduct      can occur in both heterosexual and same-gender relationships.

To Receive Confidential Support for CSU Chico Students:

CSU, Chico Safe Place

Phone: 530-898-3030

633 Brice Avenue, Chico CA 95929-0133

safeplace@csuchico.edu

www.csuchico.edu/safeplace

CSU, Chico Counseling and Wellness Center

Student Services Center (SSC), Room 430

Phone: 530-898-6345

Chico, CA 95929-0702

http://www.csuchico.edu/counseling/

To File a University Sexual Misconduct Complaint:

Title IX Coordinator

Dylan Saake
Kendall Hall, Room 220
Chico, CA 95929-0010
Phone: 530-898-4949

Email: dsaake@csuchico.edu

For more information regarding Title IX and on and off campus resources please visit www.csuchico.edu/title-ix

Incidents of sexual assault are taken seriously at CSU, Chico. If you are in the midst of any kind of emergency, immediate harm or threat of harm, dial 9-1-1. If you have experienced sexual assault, seek immediate assistance from local law enforcement and healthcare providers. The campus Title IX Coordinator is available to provide you with written and verbal information regarding the applicable University complaint procedure for investigating and addressing your reported incident.