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End Rape on Campus (EROC) is a survivor advocacy organization dedicated to ending sexual violence through survivor support, public education, and policy and legislative reform.

We provide free, direct assistance to all survivors of gender-based and sexual violence on campus interested in filing federal complaints, organizing for change, or drawing public attention to hold their schools accountable.

We have assisted hundreds of students at dozens of schools file Title IXClery Act, and other civil rights complaints to seek justice and reform.

Defeat Senate Bill 576: Mandatory Reporting in Texas

The Texas House of Representatives is gearing up to vote on Texas Senate Bill 576. This dangerous bill would require student leaders and employees to report sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking to their colleges, or else face suspension, expulsion, or in the case of an employee, be charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense.

The Texas House of Representatives is gearing up to vote on Texas Senate Bill 576. This dangerous bill would require student leaders and employees to report sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking to their colleges, or else face suspension, expulsion, or in the case of an employee, be charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense.

This bill passed with near unanimous support in the Texas Senate. Clearly, the legislature is not informed about why this bill would be such a disaster for survivors, and they need to hear from you.

This bill will be heard in the Texas House of Representatives in a matter of days, and we need your help. Join our Rapid Response Texas Team to get started.

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Why We Oppose Mandatory Reporting and TX SB 576

End Rape on Campus strongly opposes TX SB 576. Though this legislation comes from a well-intentioned effort of attempting to hold schools accountable for sweeping sexual assault under the rug, the consequences of this legislation would actually harm the survivors that we are trying to serve, and create a chilling environment that discourages them from seeking help. In fact, the University of Texas recommended the opposite of this bill in its recent climate survey, observing that more confidential resources and fewer mandated reporters would encourage disclosure. As a survivor from Trinity University, observed: “Truthfully, being assaulted was not the most traumatizing moment of my sophomore year of college. Rather, the investigation and subsequent conduct board hearing had the most damaging and lasting impacts on my mental health.”

Perpetrators of sexual violence commit these acts because they crave power and control. In the aftermath of having experienced this loss of autonomy, the best way we can help survivors is to empower them to decide what is best for them, including the decision about whether or not to report. This is a position that countless victim advocacy organizations have taken. We are heartened that Senator Watson listened to survivors and experts in the field, and we encourage the rest of the Texas State Legislature to do the same.

Call Your Representative

Call your House representative and demand that they oppose this dangerous legislation. Find them here or go to bit.ly/FindMyTexasRep.

Here is a sample phone script for your reference:

Hi [LEGISLATOR],

My name is [NAME] and I'm calling from [CITY] to voice my opposition to SB 576. This is a dangerous bill that would harm survivors and make students less likely to come forward. Please vote no on this bill.

Thank you,

[NAME]

Write an Op Ed

We are also looking for students, survivors and allies to testify and write op-eds opposing the bill. You can sign up for our Rapid Response team by filling out the form at the top of the page.

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