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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Sexual Assault

Parking Structure 3 located across from the Sacramento State Police Department at Sac State Tuesday, May 8, 2018. An occurrence of sexual battery at the structure was reported to campus police May 12, 2023. (Graphic made in Canva by Chris Woodard)

BREAKING: Sexual battery reported to campus police

Johnathan Rutz May 25, 2023
This incident adds to multiple similar reports during the spring 2023 semester.
An out of order sign on an emergency blue light tower at Hornet Commons April 29, 2023. This tower is one of seven that are not currently functioning at Hornet Commons, a student living facility at Sacramento State where multiple sexual assaults have taken place. (Photo taken by Emma Hall and graphic created in Canva by Mercy Sosa).

Out of order: All blue light emergency towers inoperative at Hornet Commons

Peyton Sorosinski May 17, 2023
Female residents voice safety concerns while the blue light emergency towers at Hornet Commons are all currently out of order.
Photo by Alyssa Branum. Graphic created in Canva by Alyssa Branum and Julie Blunt

TIMELINE: Sexual assault at Sac State

Julie Blunt, Alyssa Branum, and Tobi Fakunle May 8, 2023
Following multiple sexual assaults on and off campus, safety has become a concern for many students.
Students march together at the Take Back the Night event starting in the Library Quad at Sacramento State Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The event is put on annually to support survivors of sexual assault.

‘We have to take back Sac State’: Survivors march across campus

Justine Chahal April 27, 2023
Students talk about their experiences as survivors and marched against sexual violence.
(L-R) First-year biochemistry student Danna Ruiz and first-year criminal justice major Andrea Barriga outside Douglas Hall Tuesday, April 11, 2023. They said since recent reports of sexual assaults on campus, they are more aware of their surroundings and prefer to walk in groups.

Female students take safety precautions after surge of sexual assaults

Peyton Sorosinski April 24, 2023
Female students say they protect themselves with pepper spray, using the buddy system and avoiding night classes.
Blue emergency phone located near the University Union Friday, March 17, 2023. These emergency phones connect directly to Sac States police department to reduce response time and increase campus safety, said Deputy Chief Christina Lofthouse.

Blue emergency towers: Students call for awareness and accessibility

Justine Chahal April 11, 2023
Sac State PD monitored blue light towers provide campus goers an emergency service to allow anybody to receive assistance during an emergency. Students call for transparency and education on how to use them.
Klamath Hall, located on Sacramento State’s campus Thursday, March 20, 2023. Klamath Hall houses over 200 first-year students and acts as a co-ed resident hall.

Klamath Hall residents’ concerns for safety following sexual assaults

Tobi Fakunle April 10, 2023
First year students are taking extra precautions to keep themselves safe.
BREAKING: Reported rapes at American River Courtyard, Klamath Hall

BREAKING: Reported rapes at American River Courtyard, Klamath Hall

Aile Flores April 7, 2023
Reports documented by police on March 28 and April 2.
Students making bracelets at a table run by student volunteers in the Library Quad Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The Office for Equal Opportunity held a tabling event which will continue  every Tuesday through the end of the month to celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Day of Action educates students on Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Justine Chahal April 5, 2023
The Office For Equal Opportunity held activities in the Library Quad to spread awareness of sexual assault and share knowledge on sexual violence prevention.
(L-R) Deputy Chief Christine Lofthouse, Police Chief Chet Madison and the President Office’s Chief of Staff Sarah Billingsley listening to students share their experience with sexual assault. Madison said Sac State is a “safe campus” adding that he’s dedicated to making students safe.

‘This campus is safe’: ASI holds town hall on multiple sexual assaults

Alyssa Branum, Anthony Dehzad, and Aile Flores April 3, 2023
Attendance was low as administrators went over the campus’s Sexual Violence Prevention, Safety and Support action Plan.
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