Report 2013-124 Recommendation 22 Responses

Report 2013-124: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation #22 To: Chico, California State University

All universities should provide supplemental training on sexual harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, for all student athletes on an annual basis. Further, the universities should provide supplemental training on sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape awareness, to all student members of fraternities and sororities on an annual basis. The universities should also determine which student organizations participate in activities that may place students at risk and ensure that they receive annual, supplemental training on sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape awareness. Each of the trainings should be focused on situations the members of the respective student groups may encounter.

1-Year Agency Response

CSU, Chico has implemented supplemental sexual harassment and sexual violence training, including rape awareness, for identified student groups: student athletes and student organizations (including fraternities and sororities) on an annual basis. Trainings focused on situations the members of the respective groups may encounter.

CSU Chico's student athletes were trained in August 2014, and the next training is scheduled for August 2015.

New members of sororities and fraternities received introductory Title IX training on September 20, 2014, as part of their orientation. CSU Chico hosted a Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment training for members of the Fraternity and Sorority community in January 2015. The event was attended by over 350 individuals, and focused heavily on situations tailored to this student group. This large training for the Greek community was followed by a smaller presentation focused on bystander intervention and involved leaders in the Greek community.

CSU Chico also presented Title IX training and awareness as part of the Spring Greek orientation, attended by over 400 new members.

Rather than identify specific clubs or student groups, CSU Chico currently requires training for all student groups/clubs as part of their annual recognition process.

  • Completion Date: May 2015
  • Response Date: June 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

CSU, Chico has developed and is in the process of implementing supplemental sexual harassment and sexual violence training, including rape awareness, for identified student groups: student athletes and student organizations (including fraternities and sororities) on an annual basis. Trainings focuses on situations the members of the respective groups may encounter.

CSU Chico's student athletes were trained in August 2014.

New members of sororities and fraternities received introductory Title IX training on September 20, 2014, as part of their orientation. Training for all fraternity and sorority members is scheduled in January 2015.

CSU Chico continues to identify and present training to student groups as part of their annual recognition process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: May 2015
  • Response Date: December 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

CSU, Chico has developed and is in the process of implementing supplemental sexual harassment and sexual violence training, including rape awareness, for identified student groups: student athletes, student organizations including fraternities and sororities on an annual basis. Trainings focus on situations the members of the respective groups may encounter.

  • Estimated Completion Date: May 2015
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

The information developed by CSU Chico is still in draft form.


All Recommendations in 2013-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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