Expel rapist permanently, not 2 years
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Earlier this year, Arizona State University undergraduate Brooke Lewis was violently raped on campus by a graduate student. ASU expelled him, but an appeal board is arguing that while "sexual misconduct is an egregious offense... the sanction of expulsion is too severe" because "he is an essential member of one of ASU’s research teams."
Update: After 14k signatures and negative media attention, ASU SVP Rund decided to uphold the expulsion of Brooke’s rapist. He has until January 8, 2018 to appeal. This petition will remain active until Brooke’s rapist can no longer appeal his expulsion.
Allowing students to return to campus after violating the sexual misconduct policy not only puts the ASU community in danger, but sends a clear message to all sexual predators at ASU that even if they are found guilty, they will face little to no consequences.
University Hearing Board Recommendation,
November 20, 2017:
"The Board finds the Respondent in violation of sexual misconduct. While all members agree that sexual misconduct is an egregious offense, the majority believes that the sanction of expulsion is too severe. ...He is a significant member of the ASU community. He carries a 3.9 grade point average and is considered an essential member of one of ASU’s research teams. As an alternative sanction, the majority proposes a two-year suspension and completion of a course on sexual misconduct awareness."
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