State audit of sexual assault procedures findings troubling, not surprising

Survivors of assault and people who have been following this story as it unfolds at 55 campuses across the country were likely not surprised to learn that the process of reporting and processing these cases is very flawed. The report found that people in authority who were in a position to receive the first notice that an assault had taken place, including athletic staff personnel and resident advisers, were not properly trained on how to get that information to the right people. What can be extrapolated from this data is that more training is needed at many levels of the university system, as well as transparency on the workings and timeline of a sexual assault accusation.
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Protecting the campus

As a sexual assault survivor from high school, my healing process began when I came to UC Berkeley and confronted my experience — something I had chosen to ignore for a long time. As an ASUC senator, I worked to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault with the
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Consent campaign is a win

CAMPUS ISSUES: ASUC President DeeJay Pepito’s consent awareness campaign demonstrates CalSERVE can follow through on promises

As a candidate for the ASUC presidency in the spring, DeeJay Pepito promised to work toward a safer campus climate regarding sexual assault. A few months into her term as president, Pepito has not disappointed. Unveiled last week by the ASUC office of the president, the Cal Consent Campaign is
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