12-12-16

Timely Warning:

 

 In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, we are issuing this notice to report of act of violence occurring in our campus community:

A sexual assault of a Chico State student was reported to University Police on Sunday, 12/11/16.  The incident occurred in the early morning hours in a campus residential facility.  The suspect’s identity is known and the suspect is also believed to be a resident of the University Housing community.  The incident is under investigation by both the University Police Department and the University’s Title IX Office. 

In response to this incident, UPD is providing the following prevention and awareness resources for all University students:

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.
    1. 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.
    1. 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.
    1. 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.

John Feeney Chief of Police CSU Chico Police Department