ATTENTION: PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE, York University
To whom this may concern,
I am hereby tendering my resignation. I would like it to be known that the reason for my departure is based solely on the unprofessional manner in which my situation was handled by your office.
I came to you as a vulnerable student, seeking asylum from the harassment of one of your esteemed employees. As a result, I was expunged from a project I had created and grown over the past year and a half. I was exiled from my peers and colleagues, who were instructed to cease all communication with me. Meanwhile my supervisor was left to destroy that which I had established. Since my departure, the services I had set in place have become inaccessible to those in need and I have received several emails seeking support. Needless to say, resolution has not been achieved for anyone involved, namely my peers, who remain overworked and uncomfortable in the hostile environment I brought to your attention. I am astounded at the lack of empathy provided to me from an organization with the sole purpose of supporting the student body.
I may have been removed from my work, but in reality I was removed from all of campus life and everything that felt safe about going to school. Not a day goes by that I don’t walk down the halls without the fear of running into someone, colleague or peer, who might question my absence. The repercussions of this have forced me to reduce my course load in an attempt to reduce academic stress. This has pushed my graduation further back, forcing me to spend another 2+ months on a campus where I feel uneasy, and negatively impacted my graduate school applications. It is clear now that this university does not put their students first and I will not stop fighting for myself, my peers, and the rights of all students on this campus.
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