Title IX

#METOO

February 21, 2018 Life

The #MeToo movement started a dialogue on college campuses, causing administrators to reflect existing prevention education policies. For 22-year-old SF State student Giovanna Archiga, the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaign needs to go beyond social media to achieve a long-standing impact. “The hashtag is a good place to start to get people talking,” said Archiga. “If ...

ASI president wants Wong gone

February 21, 2018 News 4 Comments

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) President Jacqueline Foley detailed her frustration with the mistreatment she and fellow students, staff, faculty and administrators received under SF State President Leslie Wong’s authority in a Statement that was emailed to Wong and his administration last week. “I have experienced horrific, disrespectful and appalling behavior from administrators on this campus,” Foley ...

Title IX at risk under DeVos

September 13, 2017 Opinion

This story was originally published stating that the data regarding the number of complaints and length of time for investigation was pulled from the U.S. News and World Report. Though the data was pulled from this site, it was originally provided from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and released by Sens. Barbara Boxer of ...

Title IX encourages SF State students to report on-campus sexual assault

August 23, 2017 News

SF State’s on-campus crime rate has increased by 43 percent, according to the latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Aug.11. The report, which includes data from 2013 to 2015, shows a general decrease in crime apart from the three exceptions responsible for the surge: a sharp increase in reported stalking and domestic violence, ...

Second annual Greek Summit kicks off with Title IX training

October 2, 2016 Life

SF State’s Greek Summit included mandatory training last week to better educate Greek organizations on sexual violence and sexual assault response protocols.  It has been found that fraternities and sororities are much more likely to be involved in sexual violence incidents on campus, and the annual event is an attempt to help prevent such situations. ...

Harassment scandal shifts perspective on Title IX

December 2, 2015 News 1 Comment

Allegations of world-renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy’s sexual harassment of students while teaching at SF State and University of California, Berkeley and recent changes to Title IX have raised questions about professor-student relationships.  Marcy taught at SF State from 1984 to 1999 in the department of physics and astronomy and remained an adjunct professor until two ...

SF state reforms title IX

September 11, 2015 News

In response to a number of new laws to protect students from sexual harassment on university campuses, the California State University system released an updated policy forbidding sexual misconduct on all 23 CSU campuses. “A campus that is safe for all students is a necessary condition to a supportive learning environment,” said Luoluo Hong, Title ...

University under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault

March 21, 2015 News

The Office for Civil Rights added SF State to a list Wednesday that will include them with 104 college campuses under investigation for their handling of sexual violence. The federal examination at SF State for a pending Title IX investigation was opened March 10, according to the OCR. Title IX is federal law that requires all public ...

SF State President Les Wong answers questions during an interview given by Xpress editors in the Administration Building Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Wong envisions changes to University in a Q&A session with Xpress

September 23, 2014 News

Golden Gate Xpress editors sat down with SF State President Leslie E. Wong last week to discuss the future of the University. The Gator president expanded on his plans for a new science facility, a campus extension at the Hunters Point Shipyard and expectations for a redesigned athletics. Here are his responses, edited for clarity. ...

SF State commits to sexual assault policies following federal legislation

September 9, 2014 News 1 Comment

Revisions to federal education policy changed how SF State addresses incidents of sexual assault beginning this semester, upholding a nationwide push for gender equity in college communities. Under the policy, incoming students at universities must complete an online training program on the issue of sexual assault. Faculty and staff must be retrained annually and are ...