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Chief of Police and Clery Director respond to students’ fears following recent sexual assaults

Editor’s note: This story discusses themes including sexual violence. Environmental management and protection freshman Lauren Tillotson was shocked to receive the first Clery Act notification in her inbox on Oct. 5, which notified students of a rape in Architecture Graveyard. Within a week, a second email arrived with news of another on-campus sexual assault. “It […]

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Five changes to Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education finalized its Title IX regulations, which dictate how campuses must process sexual assault and harassment reports. Universities will have to abide by these new regulations starting August 14. These new regulations were first introduced in November 2018. Since then, the department’s Office for Civil Rights reviewed more than 124,000 public […]

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New Title IX regulations step in the wrong direction for Cal Poly

Grace Kitayama is a journalism sophomore and Mustang News columnist. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News.  The Department of Education has enacted new Title IX regulations that aim to strengthen protections for survivors. They also define sexual harassment and sexual assault as unlawful sex discrimination. Yet, under the new regulations, […]

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Psychology professor sentenced to five years probation — more than a year after taking photos up a colleague’s skirt

Cal Poly psychology and child development professor Jason Williams was sentenced to five years of probation and fined $221 for using his cell phone to take photos up a colleague’s skirt in May 2018. Court documents show officials have the right to search through the defendant’s electronic devices and his residence. He was also served […]

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A senior turned her story into a sexual assault investigation of 61 student survivors

In 1995, Safer — an on-campus confidential advocacy, education and support program concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking — painted red hands at reported sexual assault locations and started the Red Handprint campaign. Twenty-three red handprints appeared in buildings, residence halls and other places on campus. In 2005, University Housing […]

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Cal Poly launches tool to connect sexual assault survivors with local resources and take action

Cal Poly and several community partners unveiled a new resource for sexual assault survivors, assisting them in anonymously gathering information, exploring local services and reporting the crime when they are ready. In Seek Then Speak, Survivors are guided through a series of questions to determine the best options to get assistance. The free program is designed […]