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Red shoe symbolizes sexual assault awareness month

Staff pose with

Monica Dattage

March 31, 2016

Along with many campus representatives, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by speaking in The WELL lobby next to a large red heel Monday morning.Nelsen said that sexual assault is something that can be stopped.“Let’s not be afraid intervene, let’s...

Female student sexually assaulted on campus

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Christine Kittle

November 24, 2015

A Sacramento State student was sexually assaulted on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 in the River Front Center quad, according to the Sac State Police Department. The assault occurred at 6:45 p.m., according to the Timely Warning sent out by Sac Send email from the police department, while the victim was wa...

Female Sexually Assaulted in Elevator on Campus

Female Sexually Assaulted in Elevator on Campus

Zack Jordan

September 1, 2015

A Sacramento State student was allegedly sexually assaulted today in the elevator of Parking Structure I on campus when trying to get to the fifth floor. According to the Sac State Police Department newsletter, the assault occured today between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. when the victim entered the north...

Sexual assault reported at residential halls on campus

Zack Jordan

July 15, 2015

The Sacramento State Police Department received a report of sexual assault in the residential halls area at Sac State from an individual staying there on July 12. The sexual assault reportedly took place shortly after midnight on Sunday. The press release sent out by the police department said, ...

Women’s Resource Center collaborate with fraternity men to bring sexual assault awareness

Nelly Quiroz-Perez

May 1, 2015

Sacramento State students and faculty gathered in the Summit Room of the University Union to take part in "Men Who Ask: Fraternity Men Against Sexual Assault," a program organized by the Women’s Resource Center to discuss the prevention of sexual assault.The interactive discussion panel was led by G...

Sexual assault down from 2012

Kellie McCown

October 8, 2014

While sexual assault on California colleges and universities has been on the rise, Sacramento State has seen a significant drop in reported sexual assault cases on campus since 2012.The mandated annual Clery Report shows one reported forcible sexual assault case on campus in 2013, with no forcible incid...

Women’s Resource Center fights rape culture

Gregory Allen

September 17, 2014

One in five American women have the been the victim of attempted or completed rape, and Sacramento State University Women’s Resource Center is determined to put a stop to that.Women’s Resource Center, which aims to has provided a safe haven for battered and oppressed women - especially for those ...

Columbia student carries a mattress as a symbol of her alleged rape

State Hornet Staff

September 16, 2014

Emma Sulkowicz, a 21-year-old senior at Columbia University, said she was raped on the first day of her sophomore year by a classmate. She has pledged to carry her dorm room mattress around campus every day as part of her senior thesis or until her alleged rapist is either expelled from the university or...

CSSA meeting seeks action

Jake Abbott

September 11, 2014

On Friday, the California State Student Association began three days of meetings at CSU Fullerton for executive board members and student representatives to discuss the policy agenda, state budget, sexual assault and varying student concerns. “This weekend’s meetings will set the tone for wh...

Redefining consent will lead to changes in sexual assault charges

State Hornet

September 3, 2014

The “Yes Means Yes” bill has passed, redefining when sexual consent was given from an “affirmative consent” standpoint, which breaks down how to more clearly articulate sexual assault.The bill, created by Senator Kevin de Leon, is geared toward reducing sexual assault allegations on college campuses that ...

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