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Thursday, January 22, 2015


Campus Email: Continuing the Discussion about Sexual Violence on Campus


To: SDSU Students, Faculty and Staff
From: SDSU Sexual Violence Task Force
Subject: Continuing the Discussion about Sexual Violence on Campus


As we begin a new semester and a new year, we wanted to thank all those who have actively participated in the discussions about sexual violence on our campus, and take this opportunity to invite all students, faculty and staff to continue this important dialogue. You can start by taking the It’s On Us pledge and promise to join us in putting an end to sexual violence at San Diego State University.


This semester will provide ample opportunities for meaningful dialogue and action as it relates to eliminating sexual violence from our campus. Below is an update about ongoing activities and upcoming events in this regard. This is an issue that will take all of us, collectively, coming together to resolve. We hope you will join us.


Public Briefings: Beginning in early February, members of the campus Sexual Violence Task Force will give bi-weekly briefings on a variety of topics related to this issue. Discussions may range from the campus judicial process, to survivor support, to open question and answer sessions. The first briefing will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 3 pm. The location is being determined and more information about these briefings will be forthcoming soon.


Women’s Resource Center: The search process is underway for a coordinator of the soon-to-open Women’s Resource Center, which will foster safe, inclusive, and affirming social and educational interactions for women-identified students. The campus community will have the opportunity to meet the finalists for this position at public forums during their campus visits. More information will be forthcoming soon.


Victim’s Advocate: Thanks to a grant awarded to SDSU by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Center for Community Solutions, the rape crisis center serving San Diego County, will provide a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate who will be on campus full time beginning in March, to work with survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence. The advocate will provide victim advocacy, crisis counseling, information and referrals.  For more information about the grant and the advocate position, read here.


Sexual Assault Awareness Week: The student subcommittee of the Sexual Violence Task Force is planning several events to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Week, April 20-24. These events including guest speakers, training programs, and support for the Womyn’s Outreach Association (WOA) Take Back the Night event, Check the Title IX website for updates.


Training: Over the break, Resident Advisors in all residence halls underwent additional training about reporting sexual violence and supporting victims through the process. Members of the Greek community have scheduled their Agent of Change online training and have participated in dialogues about the role the Greek community plays in sexual violence and its prevention on campus. The Greek community will also host a week of events at the end of February to help discuss and raise awareness about this important issue. More information about the Greek community’s activities can be found here.


Campus Climate Survey: A campus climate survey, relating to sexual violence, will begin April 6 to May 19.   The purpose if the survey will gauge the prevalence of sexual assault at SDSU, test students’ attitudes and awareness about the issue, and help to craft solutions.


Eliminating sexual violence on our campus is all of our responsibility. We encourage you to join the conversation. For more information about events and activities, check the university’s Title IX website often.


Monday, December 15, 2014


Greek Community Outlines Steps in Sexual Violence Education

The leaders of the San Diego State University Greek community today announced proactive steps their organizations will be taking to address the issue of sexual assault on the SDSU campus. With support from the division of Student Affairs, all members of the Greek community will undergo a series of trainings, participate in a number of educational events and continue to take part in campus dialogues about this important issue.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case

On Dec. 7, 2014, SDSU Police received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at a house at 5074 College Ave. The victim identified the suspect and, after extensive investigation by detectives, police arrested SDSU student Fransisco Paiva Sousa for PC 288A(C) (2) (A)-Oral copulation with force and PC 236- false imprisonment with force. 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014


SDSU Greek Community Statement on Sexual Violence

The InterFraternity Council will suspend all social activity.