“It was my job as a complainant to provide oversight during the whole process. Interview Documents were “inadvertently omitted”, emails went ignored, student identities were not anonymized until I asked. Most appallingly when I mentioned that they violated procedure, Regan sent me the dates on which I allegedly did not continuously bring up my additional complaints.
That is to say their excuse of not investigating 10 months of abuse or even providing an initial assessment when they were aware of the depth of the problem was that I did not email them again and again to investigate. That my bringing it up in nearly every communication with them was not enough.
Princeton Title IX forces you to be the complainant, fact finder, and lawyer at the same time. It is your job to do their job for them. They do not have respect for the diligence they need to conduct their work with. They consistently and actively violate due process.
I personally believe that this is half in part due to the lack of staff the Title IX department. For some clerical errors, I have empathy towards Regan Crotty and Michele Minter and can understand.
For major violations, being unfamiliar with law/[Rights, Rules, Responsibilities (Princeton’s student handbook)], and creating a campus culture so hostile that I felt safer not reporting when I was in danger is what I hold Regan Crotty, Michele Minter, and Princeton responsible for. Neither Regan Crotty, my first point of contact, nor Michele Minter, seem to know the scope of or how to do their job. At this point, after studying so much about Title IX law, court cases, and [Rights, Rules, Responsibilities], I, a student, can’t help but feeling that I did a better job as a volunteer in service of the university than these admins are doing in their paying jobs.
I hope as a Princeton alumnus, I will do a more diligent job in my career than the admin Princeton alumni currently do. ”
— Anonymous Princeton Student