FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2017
END RAPE ON CAMPUS LAUNCHES CAMPUS ACCOUNTABILITY MAP
WASHINGTON—Today, End Rape On Campus launches the Campus Accountability Map, an interactive map and database of campus sexual assault policies and practices. This map empowers current and prospective students, parents, alumni, and community members to be better informed about how schools are measuring up nationally and empowered to hold schools accountable.
The Campus Accountability Map allows users to view in-depth information on each institution’s sexual assault investigation policies, prevention efforts, and survivor support resources as well as high-level statistics on prevention, adjudication processes and survivor support in standardized, easy-to-read summaries. The Campus Accountability Map also allows easy comparison between schools.
Today’s launch includes the two largest four-year undergraduate colleges and universities in each state and the District of Columbia as well as the fifteen most prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation, for a total of 117 institutions with their collective undergraduate enrollment exceeding 2 million students. End Rape On Campus will continue to expand the number of schools included and regularly update existing data. The public can add to this map through a crowd-sourcing tool, available through EROC’s website.
Said End Rape on Campus Managing Director Jess Davidson, “In the coming months, prospective students will apply to colleges and make one of the most important decisions of their lives: which college to attend. Though safety on campus is often a key concern of prospective students and their families, it has been difficult to access and compare sexual assault response practices and policies at multiple schools—until now. Such information should be instrumental in the college decision process, and the Campus Accountability Map will add a powerful tool to the arsenal of prospective students and their families. The Campus Accountability Map will also help current students who are calling on their schools to uphold best practices. End Rape on Campus is committed to helping students and their families obtain the institutional transparency and accountability they deserve.”
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End Rape on Campus (EROC) is a national nonprofit that works to end gender-based violence on college campuses through survivor support, prevention to education, and policy advocacy on the campus, local, state, and federal levels. You can learn more at www.endrapeoncampus.org.