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Climate marchers will demonstrate nationwide on Sep. 20, 2019

SRJC students and faculty to march for action on climate crisis

September 18, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College students and faculty will gather in the quad in solidarity with climate activists across the world Friday, Sept. 20 before marching to Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa. The campus event will last from 9:30-11 a.m. The student and fac...

Analy Hall, where a female student initially reported a sexual assault.

District Police arrest man for sexual assault on campus

September 12, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College District Police arrested a Petaluma man who authorities say assaulted a female student in front of Analy Hall Thursday afternoon as she stood on the stairs with another student. Ernesto Angulo, 32, was arrested after the v...

Rhiannon Jones was crowned the 2019 Miss Sonoma County at the 73rd Annual Miss Sonoma County Scholarship competition on March 2, 2019.

Step into the daylight and let it go: Title IX sheds light on the realities for sexual assault survivors

May 16, 2019

Silence blankets a packed Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. Backstage, a nervous Rhiannon Jones prepares to recite her platform statement for the Miss Sonoma County competition. She stands, closes her eyes and collects her thoughts. The...

The upstairs men's bathroom in Mahoney Library on Petaluma campus where the alleged incident took place.

SRJC sexual assault suspect released from custody

May 2, 2019

The Sonoma County Jail released Santa Rosa Junior College student Brandon Cortes, arrested on charges of sexual assault, battery and sodomy on March 14, after prosecutors announced they would not file charges in a hearing on April 15. At the time of ...

Take Back the Night revitalized on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus

April 9, 2019

Silence filled the room for a brief moment as a group of candle-bearing students and faculty revived Take Back the Night and paused to acknowledge the strength and suffering of survivors of sexual violence. Before them stood a vigil table, upon which...

Sexual assault survivor, educator and victim advocate Becky Fein says

“You’re not alone”: Hope and support from a sexual assault survivor

March 9, 2019

A former Santa Rosa Junior College instructor and survivor of sexual assault discussed psychological practices to help victims recover from sexual assault and gave supportive ideas to those who might know a survivor during a Tuesday evening talk in the G...

SRJC religious studies instructor and president of the Academic Senate, Eric Thompson was accused of sexual misconduct in the '90s.

President of Academic Senate accused of sexual assault

December 6, 2017

Santa Rosa Junior College faculty member and Academic Senate President Eric Thompson has been placed on paid administrative leave for the remainder of the semester while the college investigates allegations of sexual assault. The accuser, Sarah Chavez, alleged Thompson ...

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Taylor Davidson.

Rape culture

November 16, 2017

Sexual assault and rape are severe problems. Statistics show one in every four women are sexually assaulted in college, women and men between the ages of 12 and 34 are at the highest risk of sexual assault and rape. In many cases, the assailants are...

The list of sexual predators is long and distinguished.

Individuals can stop sexual predation

November 16, 2017

Do egotistical people seek power? Or do powerful people become egotistical? When people use their position of power to leverage unwanted touch or an unwilling audience to a sexual encounter, the victims have little recourse.  We inherited a culture that...

The sexual assault of an SRJC student.


November 16, 2017

I’m in my second year at Santa Rosa Junior College. I see people laughing and playing around in front of the library. Everyone looks normal and comfortable, the same way I looked when I first arrived from Hong Kong. New to America, I thought people...

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