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
A champion of resilience and empowerment, Kenyora believes in “walking in your own truth with courage to love yourself first, then others.” With an analytical and creative solutions mindset, Kenyora has served over the past decade working with youth and families, college students and administrators, community and government leaders, including the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston, MA and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley in her former capacity as the Boston City Councilwoman.
Prior to joining EROC, she has worked for several non-profit organizations and higher-education institutions including Brandeis University, Strong Women, Strong Girls, and Simmons University. Kenyora currently serves on several boards including the President of the African-American Alumnae/i Association of Simmons University and an Advisory Board member of The Every Voice Coalition. Formerly, Kenyora served on the Alumni Association Board at Boston University’s School of Social Work.
Kenyora also 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. 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. In 2021, she was named a “Leader on Fire” by IGNITE National during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She resides in the DMV area with her husband Franklin and their two cats, King and Leo.
Sarah McPherson, MSW
Sarah McPherson is originally from Toronto, Canada, and grew up in Tracy, California and State College, Pennsylvania. After spending a year in Finland, she attended American University and The University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and anthropology. She received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Baylor University. Sarah has been working in relationship violence prevention since 2014; after working in the central TX community and in the Title IX department at Baylor, she moved back to central PA, and most recently served for 3 years as the Director of Outreach & Education at Centre Safe, the local DV/SA nonprofit. Sarah also currently teaches for Baylor’s Garland School of Social Work online MSW program. Sarah has two young kiddos, two cats, one dog, and a growing collection of 20+ plants.
End Rape On Campus is housed at Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses organizing, engagement and public awareness to address some of our nation’s most pressing challenges. Civic Nation works with public and private partners to inspire, educate and activate people around the issues that are important to our country.