Grooming refers to a series of behaviors by an abuser to ensure a victim readily accepts physical and psychological abuse as normal and desirable, and to ensure that a victim does not report or expose sexual abuse.
The following timeline summarizes a long history (from 2000-present) of ASU and Barrett administrators silencing rape victims and protecting honors professors who sexually abuse students.
Arizona State University is currently under federal investigation for enabling sexual violence and rape on campus and violating Title IX. The investigation has been ongoing since 2012, and ASU has been required to take interim measures during the investigation to prevent future violations.
The Hunting Ground exposes colleges that cover up rape and protect sexual predators.
“I thought if I told [ASU administrators] they would take action, but the only action they took was against me.” – SDASA founder Jasmine Lester, The Hunting Ground
A full time position ensuring Title IX compliance is long overdue, and it’s important to note Preudhomme’s history as a lawyer for ASU during three public Title IX lawsuits (2009, 2010, 2014) and both federal Title IX complaints under investigation by the Department of Education (2012, 2014).