Expulsion is “too severe” a punishment for a man found responsible for sexual assault, according to officials at Arizona State University. The panel that investigates sexual misconduct at ASU wrote that a male student had sex with a female senior when she was too drunk to consent. But because he is a “significant member of the ASU community,” he shouldn’t lose his place at the school.
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 began with a complaint filed January 2012. ASU has been required to take measures during the investigation to prevent future violations, but other complaints have been filed since then. SDASA filed a complaint in 2014.
- The most recent complaint was filed January 2017.
- AZCentral: Feds: ASU Sexual Assault Probe Ongoing
- Phoenix New Times: Barrett Honors College Protects Faculty Predators
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