End Rape on Campus

Our mission
We Believe You.

End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Our Vision
We envision a world in which each individual has an educational experience free from violence, and until then, that all survivors are believed, trusted, and supported.

Our History
In 2013, EROC was founded by students Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Sofie Karasek from the University of California-Berkeley, after they connected and shared their harrowing experiences of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and subsequently dismal responses from their respective universities. By strategically coming together to show that campus sexual assault is a nationwide epidemic, not a problem contained to any particular school or region, EROC began its national advocacy work by filing federal complaints against universities, announcing the filings at student-coordinated national press conferences, and highlighting the systematic deliberate indifference to sexual assault on campuses across the country.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, political climate, and heightened awareness around systemic oppression and the MeToo movement, EROC has shifted its priorities to ensure that historically marginalized student survivors of sexual violence are centered, virtual community spaces and mental health/legal resources are provided, and policy legislation that protects students’ rights and hold schools accountable are prioritized.

Our impact

Since its founding in 2013, EROC has been able to support more than 7,000 students in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico and has assisted with more than 100 Title IX complaints. During the COVID-19 pandemic, in collaboration with It’s On Us, End Rape On Campus held a 3-week virtual Summit Series that engaged over 5,000 students, advocates, and direct support service providers in the summer of 2020.

People Make it Possible

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Kenyora ParhamExecutive Director, End Rape on Campus
The worst experience of my life became a mechanism of empowerment because of EROC. It is through their advocacy, activism, and standing strong alongside survivors, I’m here today.
Blake Kitterman, survivor and graduate of University of Tennessee—Chattanooga
EROC continues to be engaged on college campuses and is intentional in centering the intersectional lives of student survivors of marginalized communities and that is the advocacy we need.
Cheyenne Tyler Jacobs, survivor and founder of @SheWillSpeakSeries