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.

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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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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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Barrett rape exposé

  • 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

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Barrett Professors on Fox 10 News


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.

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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 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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