Transferring due to harassment

Getting a lawyer is your best option, and have the lawyer handle this completely separately from your transfer application.

I will do that.

I’m half-joking and half-serious: if you’re able to resolve all your issues satisfactorily, you can one day write a book about all the things that have happened.

I most certainly agree. Let’s say this situation was like winning the lottery - my ticket to the upper class!

You seem to be a good writer,

Maybe STEM was the wrong choice. I’ll be heading off to a liberal arts college instead. (Not a super great writer, my writing is standard and literal/to-the-point, just studied basic rules and vocabulary, I just have the patience to write in excruciating detail, check for errors over and over, and enjoy hyperbole. I think there was a parallelism issue and many comma splices. But maybe this is enough? Bestseller list here I come! But I will need a pen name, because the media will send me straight to an asylum if not a remote, third-world country, since my current refuge is too highly developed. So I’ll hire the writer in addition to the lawyer instead.)

and I have no reason to doubt that you are confronting serious issues.

Well thanks.

But a college application is not the way to deal with these problems. Your own lawyer, looking solely after your issues, is the way to solve them.

I agree.

As MANY, MANY of the posters here have said, bringing in your issues into an application for transfer to another school is very likely not going to appeal to most admission committees.

Will you offer some reasons?

And, yes, there are a number of lawyers who specialize in education law.

I will keep my eyes peeled for them. Maybe one of these targeted ads and articles will turn out to be useful. Please, Mark Zuckerberg…

New commenter here. As a former court stenographer, I assure you that there is a lawyer out there who will take even the worst case just for the publicity. If your case is good, which it sounds like you think it is, even more lawyers will want it. Not all will do pro bono work just for the publicity so you’ll need to search a bit, but you only need one to take your case. Maybe instead of spending your time here on CC you should use it find a pro Bono lawyer? It doesn’t sound like you feel you’re getting good advice here anyway, so why keep wasting your time on CC?

Absolutely agree. No more dilly-dallying. Much time has been wasted broadcasting my lawsuit plans to my stalkers. To the lawyers we go. Thank you. Please feel free to send referrals (I received one earlier for a counselor and it was helpful.)

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Colleges, like employers, are not looking to inherit trouble. Once/if your case is vindicated, it’s a totally different case altogether.

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In your transfer application you could simply mention that you have filed a Title IX complaint (that was not resolved to your satisfaction) and that is one of the main reasons you wish to transfer and leave it at that?

Absolutely agree. Why I didn’t think of that, it boggles my mind. Great advice. I will file the complaint.

I am a big proponent of being yourself and honest in your applications ( rather than a fabricated image that would be more pleasant to admissions officers) because that way your chances of landing at a school that fits you and your needs is much greater. I know many CC posters advise against that strategy because it probably works against your chances at admission. And therein lies the crux of your dilemma in my opinion: be 100% yourself and your story and risk not getting the admissions results you desire (but maybe the admissions results you need) or play the admissions game, which many of the above posters are counseling you well on, and probably get better results. This is something only you can decide because it is your values that matter. Good luck with it all, OP!

That clarified my dilemma. I think I will disclose it all. We have nothing to hide or lose, an international scandal is already on the loose. They have no choice but to take me, or my current university faces the wrath of my lawyer and book writer and news reporters. Mass resignations and terminations and bankruptcies. Reputations destroyed. Decades-long careers obliterated. Billionaires faking their deaths. Institutions changing their names. Pandemics ensuing as cover-ups and mandatory house arrests of remaining dissidents. I like this advice. Thank you.

The concern is that it will take additional time to resolve, so an application that states that there is a Title IX complaint may backfire.

“Maybe STEM was the wrong choice. I’ll be heading off to a liberal arts college instead. (Not a super great writer, my writing is standard and literal/to-the-point, just studied basic rules and vocabulary, I just have the patience to write in excruciating detail, check for errors over and over, and enjoy hyperbole. I think there was a parallelism issue and many comma splices. But maybe this is enough? Bestseller list here I come! But I will need a pen name, because the media will send me straight to an asylum if not a remote, third-world country, since my current refuge is too highly developed. So I’ll hire the writer in addition to the lawyer instead.”

You do realize that a Liberal Arts college has many STEM students? It’s not just writing and literature.

You are clearly obsessed with this, bordering on paranoia. Pen names, asylums? Reads like a movie that flops on rotton :tomato:. I’m sorry you are feeling this way, but you need a trusted professional to give you advice on how to move forward. Good luck.

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I am glad you have found a path you are comfortable with. I want to ensure you are believed. I would strongly suggest that you engage a mental health professional to support you. Your detractors may claim that you have the following…

To counter the non believers get a mental health professional to validate your story and support you as needed. You describe yourself as up against billionaires and institutions who are facing an international scandal, you should at least have a doctor on your side.

I wish you well and getting help will hopefully help you get your story out. Would you consider talking to a mental health professional if for no other reason then to help you with lawyers, media, etc down the road?

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It’s hard to read tone on Internet forums but I think you are exaggerating. I know you are angry but I would try to move past the revenge scenarios and find a way forward that is best for you and your education.

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I’m half-joking and half-serious: if you’re able to resolve all your issues satisfactorily, you can one day write a book about all the things that have happened.

Given the opportunity wouldn’t it be worth assembling a team to support you. As mentioned start with a mental health professional to ensure no one questions your story and then go from there. Just a thought given the forces you are up against.

I have decided to seek legal counsel as well as media coverage. Legal representation can assist in confirming events. Thank you for your posts. I’m seeking other commenters.

That clarified my dilemma. I think I will disclose it all. We have nothing to hide or lose, an international scandal is already on the loose. They have no choice but to take me, or my current university faces the wrath of my lawyer and book writer and news reporters. Mass resignations and terminations and bankruptcies. Reputations destroyed. Decades-long careers obliterated. Billionaires faking their deaths. Institutions changing their names. Pandemics ensuing as cover-ups and mandatory house arrests of remaining dissidents. I like this advice.

If I’m understanding correctly, you complained about safety and academic issues at your school and as a result you were harassed and bullied. And now you think the jobs of people you know (who are unaffiliated with the university) are being threatened because you want to transfer. What you’ve described here so far might be a local scandal, but it doesn’t reach the level of a national one, and it’s not an international one either.

The advice to just be yourself and disclose everything in your transfer apps is a mistake. Your application needs to be focused on how you’re a good fit for the new school. Colleges won’t have to accept you, and discussing your current school in such detail doesn’t give them any reason why they should. I don’t understand your assertion that they have to take you or your current university will “face the wrath of your lawyers, book writer, and news reporters.” You’re going to complain to transfer schools that you were bullied by the administration at your current college while bullying them into accepting you to protect your current college from litigation and bad press? That’s unethical and likely will be a violation of their honor code. Applicants that violate the honor code tend not to fare well in the admissions process.

Clearly you’re upset about what happened. You mentioned upthread that you had mental health issues in the past. Do you still have access to a mental health professional? I think talking through your experience will help you deal with how you feel about it and that will bring some clarity when writing your transfer applications.

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I’m internationally located currently.

I’m new to CC and besides the large amount of negativity and condescension from posters and mods many people don’t seem to be able to detect irony.

To reiterate, again, I’m not seeking mental health advice from medically unqualified strangers online, but rather legal and media support currently to vindicate my situation before starting at a new university. Seeking mental health “support” is only useful in cases without a lawyer to serve as legal documentation, and given that the university is attempting to smear me as schizophrenic and state all of the events that happened are fabricated, seeking this “support” to “tell my story” especially if a mental health “professional” decides they don’t believe me and I’m wrong and starts prescribing medication which I will definitely not take to treat the schizophrenia that I don’t have will backfire against me in court. I’m sorry if you doubt my situation, but your opinions of what is true are irrelevant to the discussion, and mental health support is not what I need, but legal support and media contacts.

Another clarification is that jobs being threatened are currently affiliated with the university as well as outside. But please do not continue to make assumptions about the situation outside of what is stated. This includes my prior statement about mental health issues that aren’t related to the bullying in this situation (they are related to poor support) and do not need to be taken out of context to support your defamatory claims.

I however do enjoy misleading advice for humor purposes and encourage new commenters. I recognize and am grateful that everyone wants me to “heal” but I’m not seeking any additional comments regarding mental health. Please respect the OP’s thread.

The OP has made a decision against the advice given. What’s left to say?

I don’t think there are any other commenters that will add anything different. As the thread continues to run in circles, and the OP continues to respond to any post with which she disagrees with :-1: or an :x: and consumes a great deal of mod time by flagging posts with which she disagrees, I see no value in keeping the thread open.

At this point, I think we’ve exhausted what guidance can be given by anonymous (but capable) users, and she should validate and/or seek responses from people in real life. I wish her luck and hope she follows some of the sound advice given, but I am closing the thread.

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