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.
We envision a world in which each individual has an educational experience free from violence, and until then, that all survivors are believed, trusted, and supported.
EROC directly assists student survivors and their communities. Our work includes, but is not limited to, establishing support networks, filing federal complaints, and mentoring student activists. We help students organize for change on campus as well as work with administrators to ensure best practices are in place and enforced. Though we are not mental health or legal professionals, we are able to connect survivors to our growing network of mental health professionals and lawyers as needed.
EROC trains and develops resources for staff, students, groups, and individuals on how to prevent sexual assault and support survivors, as well as the rights of students under applicable federal and state laws. EROC also provides media trainings to journalists on how to appropriately cover topics related to sexual violence.
EROC advocates for fair and equitable sexual assault and interpersonal violence policies and legislation on the campus, local, state, and federal levels. We support reforms that ensure holistic support for all survivors, statewide affirmative consent standards, and federal accountability for Title IX, Title II, and Clery Act enforcement.
Kenyora Lenair Parham, MSW
Kenyora Lenair Parham (she/her/hers) is a highly accomplished Executive Director with End Rape On Campus (EROC). With a passion for empowerment and resilience, Kenyora believes in leading by example and encourages individuals to “walk in their own truth with the courage to love themselves first, then others.” Kenyora has an extensive background of over a decade working with youth and families, college students and administrators, as well as community and government leaders. She has collaborated with prominent figures such as the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston, MA, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley in her former role as the Boston City Councilwoman.
Kenyora’s previous experience includes roles in non-profit organizations and higher-education institutions such as Brandeis University, Strong Women, Strong Girls, and Simmons University. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism and on the advisory board of Culture of Respect, a NASPA initiative. Kenyora is a co-founder of Students Rise International, and most recently served as the President of the African-American Alumnae/i Association of Simmons University, an Advisory Board member of The Every Voice Coalition, and on the Alumni Association Board at Boston University’s School of Social Work.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kenyora holds a Certificate in Community Leadership and Social Change from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University through the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. She is also a Founder of their CFP Ambassador program. In 2016, Kenyora was recognized as a finalist for the EXTRAordinary Women campaign led by the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in Boston, MA. Recently, in 2021, she was honored as a “Leader on Fire” by IGNITE National during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Additionally, she is a 2023 Roddenberry Foundation Fellow.
Kenyora is a respected voice on the topic of campus sexual violence and has been featured on various media platforms, podcasts, and conferences. Her work has been recognized by ABCNews, Newsy, No Grey Zone, Shushbox, SXSWedu, Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, and Georgetown Day School’s Summit on Consent and Sexual Assault. She has written for esteemed publications such as Ms. Magazine, Forbes, and Times Union.
Kenyora is a proud alumna of Girls Inc. of Lynn, MA, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband Franklin, and their two cats, King and Leo.