ASU honors professors groom 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.

Researchers and mental health professionals agree that grooming generally follows a pattern:

  1. Identifying and targeting victims
  2. Blurring boundaries and gaining trust
  3. Isolating and fostering secrecy

The grooming process at Barrett has been known to begin in mandatory freshman seminars and often progresses to Study Abroad trips, teaching assistantships, and thesis direction. Continue reading

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Several ASU Honors professors fired for sexually abusing students

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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Ongoing federal investigation

ASU has been under federal investigation since 2012 for violating Title IX. 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.

98% of sexual and domestic abusers reported to ASU are not charged with a crime or policy violation, and rapists are more likely to be convicted for rape they commit off campus than on campus. Continue reading

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!

ZineGoogle drive link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzmGkwM1SlUAbW1XeEF5cnktNGM

Faculty sexual predators at Barrett Honors College: Jane’s story

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