Update 1/11/2018: Petition victory! Brooke’s rapist is permanently expelled and can no longer appeal! From Brooke:
“Thank you all so much for your support and your comments that helped me get through this. Your signatures made a difference. This fight is far from over, but it was good to finally see some justice served here at ASU after 9 months of fighting. No one should have to go through this, and I will continue to fight.”
Grooming refers to a series of behaviors by an abuser to ensure a victim accepts physical and psychological abuse as normal and desirable, and to ensure that a victim does not report or expose sexual misconduct.
The grooming process at Barrett has been known to begin in mandatory freshman “Human Event” seminars, and often progresses to Study Abroad trips, teaching assistantship, and thesis direction. Professors not associated with Barrett have also used the Barrett Honors Thesis project to blur boundaries and groom students for sexual abuse.
For the first time, former Arizona State University police officers have publicly spoken out against their former department, accusing it and the University, of misreporting crime statistics in violation of the federal Clery Act. Continue reading →
ASU has been under federal investigation since 2012 for mishandling sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. SDASA’s Title IX complaint on behalf of multiple students was incorporated into the federal investigation in 2014, and several other Title IX complaints have been filed against ASU since then.
“ASU’s promotion of self-defense classes as an appropriate response to sexual assault reeks of victim blaming and shows the school’s blatant refusal to take responsibility for an issue that it is required to address under federal law.”
“To put it bluntly, ASU students are not part of your dating pool.”
Helene Ossipov, ASU Faculty Senate President
The Arizona State University Senate is voting Nov. 3 to overhaul the school’s policy on intimate relationships between professors and students (ACD 402). The proposed strike-all acknowledges that the imbalance of power between educators and students inherently compromises a student’s ability to consent to such relationship, regardless of a student’s willingness.