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Assistant professor of social work Catherine Earley speaks informs MSU Texas students on the dangers and signs of human trafficking, March 17. P

Traps of a Trafficker educates campus community

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter March 29, 2021

In the Legacy Multipurpose Room, March 17, Violence Intervention and Prevention peer educators and the office of Title IX  held a night of learning about the dangers of human trafficking, an issue that...

Less people = less crime: campus police report drop in campus crime for 2020

Emily Beaman, reporter February 1, 2021

Every year, the Police Department conducts a Security and Fire Safety Report comprised of data collected from January to October of that year. The newest report, released in December of 2020, includes...

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Laura Hetrick takes on role of Title IX coordinator amidst big changes

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor August 7, 2020

After operating without a Title IX coordinator since December 2019, MSU Texas has found the woman for the job in licensed counselor and longtime Mustang Laura Hetrick. Those who have visited the Counseling...

Take Back the Night to be held April 10

Taylor Henson , Reporter April 9, 2019

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Take Back the Night is coming to campus April 10. Take Back the Night, is a program dedicated to creating a safe community and respectful relationships...

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University takes Title IX seriously

The Wichitan April 2, 2019

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believes Title IX should be taken seriously and Rachel Fornof, director and coordinator of Title IX does just that. She ensures the safety of all students, protecting their...

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New Title IX director charged with education enforcement

Taylor Henson , Reporter April 2, 2019

Rachael Fornof started her new job in the fall of 2018 as director and coordinator of Title IX, and she hit the ground running. After a series of incidents the previous spring drew attention to the need...

Having a Title IX coordinator is a good thing

January 19, 2019

The Wichitan staff believes recruiting a Title IX coordinator was a good move made by administrators. To streamline polices and procedures related to sexual harassment on campus, the board of regents...

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University hires full-time Title IX coordinator

Alyssa Mitchell, Assistant Editor September 13, 2018

As part of an effort to streamline and codify policies and procedures related to sexual harassment on campus, the Board of Regents, in August, approved the creation of a new position, Title IX coordinator,...

#ComplicitMSU needs a second look

Markell Braxton-Johnson, Columnist March 28, 2018

The word "complicit" has been thrown around a lot lately. Specifically, the word has been adjoined to charges that MSU’s administrators have been complicit in sexual assault and misconduct on campus....

Matt Park, associate vice president of student affairs  and and enrollment manament and dean of students, gives a brief discription of Title IX at the beggining of the Open Forum about campus safety in CSC Comanche on March 19. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Syreeta Greene given duties as Title IX intake

Tyler Manning, Editor March 27, 2018

Matt Park, dean of students and associate vice president for student affairs, handled all of MSU's Title IX-related cases — until he made a joke about sexual misconduct at a campus safety forum following...

Amy Floyd, accounting senior, asks questions at the Open Forum about campus safety in CSC Comanche on March 19. Photo by Justin Marquart

Students raised concerns over campus safety at forum

Tyler Manning, Editor March 20, 2018

To address concerns that students and faculty had regarding campus safety and to make campus populace aware of the policies in place to handle cases of sexual assault and harassment, the Office of...

Student affairs schedules forum regarding campus harassment, assaults

Student affairs schedules forum regarding campus harassment, assaults

Tyler Manning March 6, 2018

The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management sent out a campus-wide email March 6 inviting students and faculty to an open forum regarding campus safety scheduled for March 19. Although...

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