How We Help
I’m not sure if I want to file a federal complaint. How can EROC help me?
You can talk with a staff member from End Rape on Campus (EROC) to see whether you have a case for a federal complaint to the Office for Civil Rights and/or a Clery complaint to the Clery Compliance Division. EROC staff will not focus on sexual assault/rape experiences, but will instead ask for information about the school’s actions since these are the basis for federal complaints.
I want to file a federal complaint. How can EROC help me?
Once you decide to file a Title IX and/or Clery complaint, EROC will assign a staff member to your case who will guide you through each step of the process. She will help you identify additional complainants, assist with writing and editing the complaint(s), help you craft a media strategy, and provide emotional and other support as needed. Your EROC staff member can also connect you with other complainants, survivor networks, legal services, and a survivor safe space for those in crisis.
Are EROC staff members attorneys?
EROC staff members are students, faculty, administrators, and allies who have successfully filed federal complaints with the Department of Education. We are not attorneys. While some campus activists have used attorneys to file their federal complaints, the vast majority of federal complaints have been filed without the assistance of attorneys. Filing complaints is an administrative process, not a legal process. If you are in need of legal advice, we can connect you with attorneys who are experts in campus sexual misconduct cases.
How will EROC maintain my privacy?
EROC will maintain complainant privacy and will not
disclose the name of any complainant without the explicit permission of that complainant. We will go to jail before we will release the names of
any of the survivors we work with.
How can I get in contact with EROC?
You can call us (424.777.EROC) or email us (EndRapeOnCampus@gmail.com). A volunteer staff member will get back to you within 24 hours.