EROC staff members have assisted with numerous filings of Clery, Title IX, and Title II complaints. To date, we have directly assisted in the filing of over 34 Title IX and/or Clery complaints under investigation with over 172 complaintants. In some cases, complaintants decide to publicly acknowledge their complaint filings through EROC-coordinated press conferences and media. Others choose not to do so, but wish that their schools be named on this site. Both kinds of complaints are valuable and no survivor should ever feel that they should have to report or should have to become “public” in order to be believed.
MEDIA COVERAGE OF OUR COMPLAINTS
University of Akron
In February 2014, EROC assisted students in filing Title IX and Clery complaints.
BBC News: Sexual Assault Survivors Challenge Universities
Newsweek: Does it Matter If Colleges Plagiarize Sexual Assault Policies?
Jezebel.com: University of Akron Might Have Plagiarized Its Sexual Assault Policies
In November 2015, EROC assisted a student in filing a Title IX and Clery complaint.
The Huffington Post: In One Woman's Sexual Assault Case, Police Succeeded Where Her College Failed
Poughkeepsie Journal: Bard College student accused of raping a fellow student
The Huffington Post: Bard College President Allegedly Referenced Nazi Rally In Sexual Assault Discussion
University of California, Berkeley
In May 2013, EROC assisted students in filing a Clery complaint. In February 2014, EROC assisted students in filing a Title IX complaint and a second Clery complaint. EROC co-founder, Sofie Karasek, was one of the lead complaints.
Los Angeles Times: UC Berkeley Students File Federal Complaints Over Sexual Assault
Newsweek: Federal Complaint Over UC Berkeley’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases Expands
Al Jazeera America: UC Berkeley’s Sexual Assault Problem
Bloomberg: Changing How Colleges Deal With Rape
The Guardian: America’s universities: where you’re all too likely to be sexually assaulted
In April of 2014, EROC assisted students in filing Title IX, Title II, and Clery complaints.
New York Times: Students File Complaints on Sexual Assaults at Columbia University Time: Students File Title IX Sexual Assault Complaint Against Columbia University Ivy Gate: BREAKING: Students File Title II, Title IX, and the Clery Act Complaint Against Columbia and Barnard New York Magazine: Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault
In May of 2013, EROC assisted in filing a Title IX complaint.
In October of 2013, EROC assisted students in filing a Title IX complaint.
Huffington Post: Emerson College Told Sexual Assault Victim to Not Make a Big Deal of Attack: Complaint
Boston Globe: Emerson Vows to Improve Sexual Assault Investigations
Boston.com: Third Emerson Student Speaks Publicly About Federal Complaint Over College Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
In February of 2014, EROC assisted the mother of a first-year student file Title IX and Clery complaints against the institution.
New York Times: Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn't: How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In January 2013, EROC co-founders Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino filed Title IX and Clery Act complaints against their institution.
New York Times: Activists at Colleges Network to Fight Sexual Assault
Huffington Post: University Of North Carolina Routinely Violates Sexual Assault Survivor Rights, Students Claim
Huffington Post: UNC Faces Federal Investigation Into Retaliation Complaint By Sexual Assault Survivor
In March of 2015, EROC assisted a survivor in filing a Title IX complaint.
Huffington Post: He Admitted To Sexual Assault, But She’s The One They Tried To Silence
CNN: Universities mishandled sexual assault cases, complaints allege
Buzzfeed: Four Students File Complaints Saying Colleges Mishandled Sex Assault Cases
In May of 2014, EROC assisted a Northeastern alumnus file a Title IX and Clery complaint.
Buzzfeed: Northeastern University Allows Alleged Rapist to Transfer
Jezebel: College Finds Students Responsible for Rape, Lets Him Transfer
Youngist: Northeastern University's Definition of Consent Allowed Assailant to Transfer
In March of 2013, EROC assisted students in filing Title IX and Clery Act complaints against the college.
New York Times: Swarthmore and Occidental Colleges are Accused of Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases
Huffington Post: Occidental College Subject Of Federal Investigation Over Sexual Assault Response
LA Weekly: Rape at Occidental College: Official Hush-Up Shatters Trust
In the spring of 2014, EROC assisted an anonymous student in filing a Title IX complaint.
Huffington Post: What Happened When A Student Told Her Campus Health Center She Was Sexually Assaulted
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
In 2014, EROC assisted a survivor in filing a Title IX complaint.
University of Southern California
In spring 2013, EROC assisted USC survivors in filing Clery Act and Title IX complaints against the university.
University of Texas - Pan American
In February of 2014, EROC assisted students with the filing of a Title IX complaint.
In March 2013, EROC assisted in the filing of a Title IX complaint.
New York Times: Swarthmore and Occidental Colleges Are Accused of Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases
Inside Higher Ed: U.S. Will Investigate Title IX Complaint at Swarthmore
Chronicle of Higher Education: 4 More Colleges Are Targets of Students' Complaints Over Sexual Assault
EROC provides services to complainants and their families. Not all individuals wish to publicly tell their stories or let their institutions know that they have filed complaints. This does not change the validity of their stories and cases, as no one should have to publicly tell their story to be heard.
EROC has privately worked with complainants who have filed Title II, Title IX, and/or Clery Act complaints at the following institutions, listed alphabetically:
California Institute of the Arts
Iowa State University
Michigan State University (Investigation closed in Sept. 2015)
University of Alaska System
University of Arkansas
University of California-Davis
University of California-San Francisco
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Hawaii-Manoa
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Rochester