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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.

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STATEMENT ON NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ON PROPOSED TITLE IX GUIDANCE

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“While we await the proposed rule from the Department of Education, today’s report in the New York Times is deeply concerning. To require that assaults take place on campus in order to be investigated will shut out thousands of survivors who are assaulted off-campus. To allow campuses to determine their own standard of evidence and whether or not to provide an appeals process is willfully ignorant, and will go back to a time when rape on campus was swept under the rug. To let survivors be cross-examined by a person who has violated them is downright cruel…”

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For Immediate Release: EROC Condemns the Decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Reject Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

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End Rape on Campus (EROC) condemns the decision issued days ago by attorney general Jeff Sessions. With this decision, Sessions overturns legal precedent that has designated survivors of intimate partner violence as members of their own distinct social group, and therefore eligible for asylum.

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For Immediate Release: EROC Denounces Confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

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End Rape on Campus (EROC) condemns the U.S. Senate confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. His unwillingness to articulate a commitment to upholding the rights of all students including student survivors, and his dismissal of affirmative action initiatives demonstrate that Mr. Marcus is unfit for the position.

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For Immediate Release: EROC Denounces The Trump Administration's Rollback Policy That Enabled Transgender People To Be Incarcerated In Facilities That Match Their Gender Identity

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End Rape on Campus (EROC) denounces the Trump administration’s disregard for gender identity when incarcerating transgender people, exposing folks to more sexual violence. These protections were aimed at reducing harassment, abuse, sexual assault, and rape that transgender people regularly experience in alarming rates while in prisons and jails.

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For Immediate Release: EROC & Coalition Partner Platform Applaud The Effort Made To Further Support And Protect Survivors By U.S. Senators Booker And Congresswoman Watson Coleman

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WASHINGTON—End Rape on Campus (EROC) and Platform celebrate the leadership of U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in amplifying the voices and experiences of survivors at the margins. Their mirrored resolutions in each chamber of the U.S. Congress call on their colleagues to take actions in eliminating sexual violence in holistic and nuanced ways that account for the experiences of the most vulnerable populations of survivors.  

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For Immediate Release: End Rape on Campus Opposes Utah's Involuntary Police Reporting Bill H.B. 254

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WASHINGTON—End Rape on Campus (EROC) strongly opposes Utah Bill H.B. 254, which would result in involuntary police reporting for students in Utah. This harmful policy would redirect survivors to process their experiences of sexual violence with the police. Law enforcement often fail to process rape kits, to conduct interviews and investigations in a trauma-informed manner, or to conduct prompt investigations.

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For Immediate Release: Survivor Advocates Urge U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee to Block Confirmation of Nominee Kenneth Marcus

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WASHINGTON— Today, End Rape on Campus (EROC) and Know Your IX sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions urging them to reject the confirmation of Kenneth Marcus to lead the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education both because of his anti-survivor views and his unwillingness to articulate that he would defend the rights of all students. His inability to understand survivor experiences and needs throughout the Senate hearing on his candidacy exposes concerning blind spots that will particularly impact equal access to education for survivors of color, immigrant survivors, survivors with disabilities, and transgender survivors.

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End Rape on Campus Statement: Eradicating Sexual Violence is a Bipartisan Issue

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2017

END RAPE ON CAMPUS STATEMENT: ERADICATING SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS A BIPARTISAN ISSUE

WASHINGTON, DC - End Rape on Campus (EROC) is committed to championing the rights of survivors and denouncing sexual violence independent of party affiliation or celebrity status. After recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment against U.S. Senator Al Franken, Roy Moore, and other visible members of society on both sides of the aisle, EROC public re-affirms our belief that sexual violence is a bipartisan issue.

EROC’s Managing Director Jess Davidson issued the following statement:

“EROC denounces any act of sexual violence independent of party affiliation, including the allegations against U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Roy Moore, and other accused assailants on both sides of the aisle.

“We condemn rape culture and any attempt at normalizing unwelcome sexual advances in all spaces, which include the workplace and college campuses. Thanks to strengthened protections for survivors of sexual violence, and thanks to survivors who are willing to share their stories in hopes of creating a better world the epidemic of sexual assault gains more attention from the general public every day. The flood of stories and political activity over the past few months and weeks have reminded us that sexual violence is an issue that impacts each and every corner of our society. Anyone can be assaulted — and anyone can commit sexual assault.

“End Rape on Campus will continue to call out unacceptable actions by political figures, both those who commit sexual assault, and those who make society less safe for survivors. We must treat this as a societal ill and epidemic, acknowledging that perpetrators come from all political parties. All perpetrators must be held accountable, and no survivor should be silenced, no matter how powerful a perpetrator of sexual violence may be.

“All survivors who come forward deserve justice. We demand due diligence and seriousness at all levels of investigation, for all allegations of sexual violence. EROC is committed to treating the eradication of sexual violence as the bipartisan issue that it is. We all have a stake in a safer world.”

For media requests, contact Catalina Velasquez, Communications Director at 202-618-1317 or catalina@endrapeoncampus.org. 

For more information on EROC’s fight against sexual violence, visit us at endrapeoncampus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @EndRapeOnCampus

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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.

Student Files Title IX Complaint Against the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—On October 25th, 2017, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) student Blake Kitterman, with assistance from End Rape on Campus (EROC), filed a federal Title IX complaint with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights against the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for knowingly maintaining a hostile environment by allowing a perpetrator of sexual violence found responsible by UAB’s own conduct process to remain on campus.

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End Rape On Campus is Centering Marginalized Survivors

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Chardonnay Madkins, EROC’s Programs & Operations Director said, “It’s imperative that we center marginalized communities in advocacy. We must alter our perception of survivors and envision them to be inclusive of LGBQ people, trans and non-binary people, people with disabilities, people of color, and all people who are discriminated against on multiple fronts.”

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EROC Condemns DeVos Policy Rollback

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Sofie Karasek, Director of Education and co-founder of End Rape on Campus, said, “Betsy DeVos and Candice Jackson’s intentions are clear: to protect those who “grab” by the genitals and brag about it — and make college campuses a safer place for them.”

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