End Rape on Campus
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.
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.
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.