Sexual assault

never be scared into silence

1 in 5 women will be sexually assault during her college years. Sexual assault is never the victims fault. There are ways to prevent and deal with sexual assault in a healthy and persistent manner. Together we can stand against those who brush off rape and undermine it. Our voice is sometimes are greatest weapon and its time to start using it.

A New Solution

Another solution to women being silenced by universities is to report it to the OCR which stands for Office of Civil Rights. “Under Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, schools are required to address sexual assaults on their campuses. OCR has stepped up enforcement, starting with a memo -- a "Dear Colleague" letter -- issued to schools in April 2011. It requires schools to conduct "prompt, thorough and impartial" investigations of sexual assaults, regardless of the outcome of any criminal inquiry.” (Axon, 1) This government organization helps students who feel their university have failed them as people and helpful authority. Getting these letters is what scares universities into doing the right thing. It’s important to shut down school systems that overlook or simply do nothing about sexual assault victims and their cases.

Resources



  • Emergency on campus dial 9-911 (if calling from a campus phone)
  • CSU, Chico Police Department: (530) 898-5555
  • Safe Place on campus: (530)898-3030 safeplace@csuchico.edu
  • Counseling and Wellness Center: (530)898-6345
  • Student Health Center: (530)898-5241
  • Student Judicial Affairs: (530) 898-6897
  • Rape: It's Your Fault

    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

    Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men's sexualized violence against women.
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