CSUC students say more can always be done to combat sex assault on campus

Apr 30, 2014 7:49 PM

There is a new effort by the white house to combat what's being called an epidemic of sexual assaults against women on college campuses.

Among other things, Notalone.gov will document the history of sexual assault on a given college campus.

It will also post enforcement actions and provide resources for victims.

Olivia VanDamme was a victim of sexual assault at the University of Oregon in the spring of 2012, and when it was all said and done, the guy got a slap on the wrist.

Many people ask her why she would come to Chico, which she views as even more dangerous than where she was before.

“I think I’m sent here to give this message of empowerment,” VanDamme said. “And to be a support system for other survivors, and to help women out, and men, you know? And to teach people about how to come out of this.”

The Jeanne Clery report shows 24 "forcible” sex offenses in the past three years (2010-2012).

While repeated attempts to get the latest information on sexual assault from Chico State Police went unanswered, Chico State's Safe Place said that so far this academic year, they've seen nearly 30 survivors come through their doors.


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