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Crime ASU faces federal civil rights office investigation after student says harassment complaint led to retaliation

19:35  08 november  2019
19:35  08 november  2019 Source:   azcentral.com

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The U.S. education department's Office of Civil Rights is investigating a complaint from an Arizona State University student who says her fellow students retaliated against her after she filed a complaint against the students' former adviser.

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The student, who is pursuing a Ph.D., first filed a sexual harassment complaint against her adviser, Panagiotis Polygerinos, who was an assistant professor of engineering. After the complaint, the student says two of her fellow students in the Bio-Inspired Mechatronics Lab began retaliating against her, a letter from the Office of Civil Rights says.

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The office is responsible for enforcing Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program that receives federal funds. Part of the law also protects people who file complaints or participate in investigations from intimidation and retaliation.

ASU "fostered a sexually hostile environment" when it "failed to appropriately address" the ongoing retaliation by the two students, the letter says.

The student's claims were first reported in October by Inside Higher Ed, which spoke to the student and reviewed her initial complaint and supporting materials. The student is not named in the story.

The student's attorney, Lauren Dunn, said her client did not want to do further media interviews or share the initial complaint while the investigation is ongoing. Dunn shared a determination letter from ASU on the Polygerinos complaint and the letter from the Office of Civil Rights that confirmed the investigation.

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The education department's database of civil rights investigations shows an open investigation, started on Oct. 10, of Title IX retaliation at ASU.

The Arizona Republic filed a public records request Oct. 25 seeking documents related to this case. The request has not yet been fulfilled.

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Investigation into professor

A letter dated Aug. 16, 2019, from ASU Provost Mark Searle, says the university's Office of Equity and Inclusion investigated claims against Polygerinos.

The investigation determined Polygerinos had violated two university polices: one that prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and another related to romantic or sexual relationships between faculty members and students.

As of that letter, Polygerinos had resigned and did not work at ASU anymore.

"He is ineligible to be rehired," Searle wrote. "In addition, it is my understanding that he has relocated out of the country."

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The letter provides information about counseling services. It also notes that all parties involved in complaints, including those who make them and those who participate in the investigations, are "protected from retaliation."

Polygerinos did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent via social media.

OCR starts inquiry

A letter to Dunn from the Office of Civil Rights on Oct. 10 says the office received a complaint on Sept. 17 alleging ASU "discriminated and retaliated on the basis of sex."

The office determined it had the authority to investigate the complaint and opened an investigation, the letter says.

The student alleges she was experiencing ongoing retaliation by two fellow Ph.D. students in her lab after her complaint against their "former shared Ph.D. advisor and lab supervisor," Polygerinos.

A footnote in the OCR letter says the student reported "quid pro quo sexual harassment" to ASU in January.

Opening the investigation "in no way implies" that the office has determined anything about the complaint's merits, the letter notes.

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"Our federal civil rights laws protect all students from sex-based discrimination and harassment ," said Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights . Prior to the conclusion of OCR's investigation , the District requested to resolve this complaint through a voluntary agreement.

OCR offers a process similar to mediation, called Facilitated Resolution Between the Parties, which the student expressed interest in, the letter says.

If the office's investigation finds any violation of law, it will attempt to "negotiate a remedy."

If it can't secure an "appropriate remedial action," it may seek the termination of ASU's participation in federal funds or refer the investigation to the U.S. Department of Justice, the letter says.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: ASU faces federal civil rights office investigation after student says harassment complaint led to retaliation

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