- 11 Barrett profs named in federal complaint
- Dr. Joel Hunter dismissed for sexual abuse of undergrad
- Dr. David Conz suicide after dismissal for giving alcohol to underage student/girlfriend
- Dr. Eric Susser dismissed for sexual abuse of undergrads 10 years after ASU PD caught him flashing students
- Dr. Eric Susser leaves drugs/paraphernalia on campus 15 months after dismissal
- ASU Senate votes down policy that would have better protected students
“If we really want to solve the problem of rape culture on campus, there needs to be awareness, accountability and enforcement. It should be like plagiarism. If you plagiarize, you get expelled. People need to know if you rape someone, you will be expelled if you’re a student and fired if you’re a teacher.” – SDASA founder, Jasmine Lester.
“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,” said Helene Ossipov, ASU Faculty Senate President.
Update: In 2015, Barrett professor Jacquie Scott Lynch took legal action against Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault founder Jasmine Lester to silence the organization. Dr. Lynch is still employed despite multiple sexual harassment complaints against her currently under federal investigation.
Since the launch of our petition last spring and the filing of our Title IX complaint over the summer, 3 more Barrett Honors professors are no longer on campus, bringing the total of sexual predators removed from Barrett to 5 (including Joel Hunter, Eric Susser and Dave Conz). There are still reported sexual predators employed by Barrett who are teaching freshman Human Event seminars and/or leading Study Abroad, including Dr. Jacquelyn Scott Lynch.
At least three Barrett Honors professors are no longer teaching at Arizona State University after their contracts were not renewed. FOX 10 uncovered a pattern of sexual relationships between students and professors within the honors college. Relationships that ultimately led to some professors leaving the University, and some students claiming sexual abuse.
A federal official confirmed this week that an investigation is ongoing into how Arizona State University has handled sexual-abuse allegations, and now, students want the probe broadened.
A former ASU student filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of herself and a group of current and former students, asking the agency to expand its investigation into how the school responds to sexual harassment involving faculty and students and sexual assaults involving students.