Grooming students for sexual abuse

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.

Barrett professors use Human Event and Study Abroad to groom students for sexual abuse. Victim of current Barrett professor.

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Sexual Abuse at Barrett: Timeline

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.

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Federal investigation ongoing

The federal government has been investigating ASU mishandling of rape since 2012. The Department of Education

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.

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Title IX Coordinator conflict of interest

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).

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ASU rape culture 101

Check out this amazing zine about rape culture at ASU: A Student’s Guide to Campus Sexual Assault at ASU and in Barrett. While SDASA did not create or publish this zine, we fully support and endorse its message!

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Faculty sexual predators at Barrett Honors College

The following blog post was written by SDASA founder Jasmine Lester and anonymous student victim “Jane,” who was raped by Dr. Joel Hunter. Sign our petition.

Rape culture is deeply ingrained in Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College, where professors sexually abuse students and the administration silences victims.

Five years after being sexually harassed by my Honors professor and betrayed by the administration that was supposed to protect me and other students, I joined a national movement to fight rape culture in higher education and formed Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault. Through my work, I learned of another student victim, Jane, who had been sexually abused by her Honors professor Dr. Joel Hunter.

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