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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.

Mission & Vision

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR VISION

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.


OUR APPROACH

 

Direct Support

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.

 
 

Education

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.

 
 

Advocacy

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.

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Who We Are


 
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MICHELLE CARROLL

Associate Director of External Programming

(pronouns: she/her/hers) graduated with Honors from Franklin and Marshall College with Bachelor of Arts in Government.  It was during her freshman year that she began organizing her community in response to incidents of sexual violence. While completing her education, she led the Sexual Assault Violence Education (SAVE) Club, the Alice Drum Women’s Center, and planned the annual Take Back the Night. After graduating, Michelle joined Teach for America in Southwest Philadelphia. She carries the lessons from her fourth graders into all of her justice work. In 2016, Michelle joined the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) as their Director of Campus Projects. While with NYSCASA, Michelle had the pleasure of collaborating with students, rape crisis center advocates, and college administrators on best practices to address collegiate violence. She also managed NYSCASA’s statewide consortium and delivered a social justice oriented education and training program for its membership. In her anti-violence organizing and programming, Michelle brings her queer, white-presenting boricua self with the goal of leveraging her many privileges and building an intersectional activist community. Michelle has presented workshops at several national conferences and is a trained facilitator in Restorative Justice (RJ). She is also a board member of the Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association (CAPPA) and a certified New York State rape crisis center advocate.

You can reach Michelle at Michelle@EndRapeOnCampus.org

 
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JESS DAVIDSON

Interim Executive Director

(pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Interim Executive Director of End Rape on Campus. Her nationally-recognized advocacy has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and been presented around the country with groups like The United State of Women Summit, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Google. Jess also serves on the Ending Violence Against Women Advisory Council at the Biden Foundation. In 2014, MSNBC recognized her as a top female leader in college politics. Prior to joining the EROC team, she led grassroots reform in her campus community as Student Body Vice President of the University of Denver, then worked in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement in Fall 2016. Jess was named an It’s On Us White House Champion of Change in April 2016, an honor given to ten students in the United States for their work to address campus sexual assault. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Denver, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Georgetown University. 

 
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MORGAN D. DEWEY

Communications Director

(pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Communications Director at End Rape on Campus (EROC). Alongside her team, Morgan develops and executes EROC’s communications strategy, leads and oversees the Communications Department, and enjoys cultivating relationships across sectors and movements. She approaches this work with intent on making space for folks to feel safe and valued, while also working to dismantle systems rooted in oppression. Preceding her time at EROC, Morgan worked with the Development and Communications Team at the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Prior to her national-level advocacy, Morgan was an advocate at a local domestic violence shelter in Vermont, and roots her work in the experiences of survivors she worked alongside there. Morgan has a B.S. from the University of Vermont, where she studied Community & International Development; Political Science; and Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies.

You can reach Morgan at morgan@endrapeoncampus.org.

 
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B. EVER HANNA, Esq.

Campus Policy Manager

(pronouns: they/them/theirs) is a queer and trans lawyer, educator, and activist who holds a J.D. from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and a B.S. in Film and Television from Boston University. They are a member of the Maryland Bar. Ever’s formative experience successfully organizing for the implementation of a sexual assault response and prevention center in college cemented their identity as a survivor activist and galvanized them to continue to agitate for radical change on and off of campus. Since then, Ever has gained experience in law, social work, and education and has worked with a variety of populations including foster youth, preschoolers, farmworkers, law students, survivors of sexual violence, criminal defendants, and people who are incarcerated. Ever’s dedication to community organizing and public interest work has been honoured by the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, and the faculty of Villanova Law. Ever is committed to using their access and education to amplify the voices of people on the margins, and is bolstered by a deep love for data, information transparency, and community building.

You can reach Ever at ever@endrapeoncampus.org

 
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SAMANTHA HEPWORTH

Operations and Development Associate

(Pronouns: She/Her/Her’s) When she started college, Samantha was interested in finding a way to use her interest in the United Nations and international policy to create a lasting impact on the world around her. During her time at American University, Samantha discovered her talents lay not in public policy but in business and finance. After realizing that policy wasn't the way she was meant to make a difference, Samantha saw the opportunity to use finance and financial means to make a widespread change. Using this newfound passion, Samantha joined the Sigma Delta Tau sorority and embarked on a multi-year project to institute policies that would decrease the financial burden on members of her sorority. In 2018, Samantha graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management, and an Applied Physics Minor. Samantha is passionate about demystifying finances and arming nonprofits with the information they need. Her background also includes pioneering undergraduate participation in FedTech - a program that connects entrepreneurs and federal labs to promote innovation between the public and private sector. Through her collaboration with the program, Samantha created her own company to experiment with entrepreneurship tactics and deepen her understanding of business needs through all stages of growth. When she isn’t color coding spreadsheets or abbreviating financial terms, Samantha enjoys reading and going on road trips with friends.

 
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MIA NEWELL

Social Work Manager

(pronouns: she/her) is a Social Worker and Mental Health Therapist. She earned her BA from New College of Florida in Sociology and Gender Studies. While getting her undergraduate degree, Mia began working in sexual assault victims' advocacy, planning awareness month activities, organizing on college campuses, and facilitating support groups. She spent two years pursuing this work while also applying a trauma-focused lens to her work in the field of reproductive justice. She then received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Illinois, where she graduated with honors. In graduate school, Mia maintained a particular focus on the intersection between trauma, mental health, and policy.

Since becoming a licensed social worker in DC, Mia has worked in psychiatric hospitals, health clinics, local social service agencies and with national non-profits. Through this, she has gained experience with a variety of populations including foster youth, adolescents, homeless populations with severe and persistent mental illness, survivors of intimate partner violence, and transgender youth seeking hormone replacement therapy. As Social Work Manager with EROC, Mia provides a trauma-informed and clinical lens on projects, training materials, and in responding to survivor inquiries.

 

LAURA NICHOLS

Associate Director of Digital

(pronouns: she/her/hers) Laura is the Associate Director of Digital. Prior to working with EROC, Laura worked for the DOJ at the Inspector General’s office and the DC Public Housing Authority, where she built digital programs with an emphasis on visual communications as a means toward more accessible and transparent public governance. Before her career in digital, Laura worked for child protective services in Boston to find strength-based, trauma-informed solutions for youth who entered into the state foster system. She has a professional background working with youth experiencing complex trauma and sexual exploitation, with a focus on multisystemic clinical intervention. Laura got her start working on Obama’s 2012 Presidential race as an organizer, and has a MA in Political Communication. She believes that digital communications is essential to help the public engage with complicated and underrepresented subjects in an accessible way, and as an organizer at heart, she is passionate about finding creative ways to get citizens involved with politics and social issues.

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KENYORA PARHAM

Staff Director

(pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Staff Director of End Rape on Campus. Prior to joining EROC, Kenyora served as the Assistant Director for Brandeis University's Office of Precollege Programs, where she directed four out of seven pre-collegiate residential programs for high school teens; including Service Corps, which focuses on providing high school teens with the opportunity of combining their love for service with hands-on volunteer projects and deep intellectual exploration into issues whose lives are affected by multigenerational homeless and poverty, developmental disability, refugee and immigration status, and other forms of need.  Her additional work experience includes working at Strong Women, Strong Girls, a nationally recognized multigenerational mentoring program for elementary school girls, college and professional women. Kenyora has over a decade of experience working with youth, families, and community leaders in the nonprofit sector. In 2016, Kenyora was recognized as a finalist for the EXTRAordinary Women campaign led by the Office of Women's of Advancement, a department within the Mayor's Office of the City of Boston.

Kenyora currently serves as President of the African-American Alumnae/i Association at her undergraduate alma mater, Simmons University (formerly known as Simmons College), where she received her degree in Public Health; and, as a student leader, led various efforts of zero tolerance against discrimination. Additionally, she serves on the Alumni Association Board at Boston University’s School of Social Work, where she received her Master’s Degree. 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 Community Fellow Program (CFP) of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, where she currently serves as a founding CFP ambassador. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. 

You can reach Kenyora at kenyora@endrapeoncampus.org

 
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KENDALL SAX-STEVENS

Associate Director of Operations

(pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) graduated with a B.S. in Nonprofit Management from North Park University. While there, she lead the Nonprofit Leadership Club and transformed the presence of the organization on campus and the surrounding community. Kendall’s dedication to the development and radical momentum of the nonprofit sector has been the cornerstone to her career and education. Kendall has been honored with the Jimmie R. Alford Boys and Girls Club Development Internship and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance NextGen award. In 2018, Kendall became a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). Her dedication to enhancing social equity has been highlighted by their work in data analysis, digital communications, and large event planning at organizations such as Our Revolution, Women’s March, Greenpeace USA, the YMCA of the USA, and more. In 2016, Kendall began grassroots organizing at the intersection of recovery from addictions and sexual violence. Since then, Kendall has been a part of national and local efforts to create survivor support networks, develop organizational policy change, and rallied and organized survivors and allies to elevate the discussion and bring change to local communities in an effort to uproot and discard underlying pervasive rape culture.

You can reach Kendall at kendall@endrapeoncampus.org


OUR FELLOWS

 

BETSY KIM

Campus Map Fellow

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(pronouns: she/her/hers) Elizabeth “Betsy” Kim is a rising sophomore at Stanford University. Before starting her studies as an economics major, she took a gap year to study French in Paris. She has been a politically active member of the community ever since sophomore year of high school, when her paper on Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello’s decision to support the Affordable Care Act became a finalist in the JFK Profiles in Courage Contest in 2015. In senior year of high school, she canvassed for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and at Stanford, she took the class FEMGEN 143: The Law, Politics, and Policy of Campus Sexual Assault with Professor Michele Dauber, where she learned about the intricacies of Title IX and modes of successful advocacy and activism. As a budding survivor advocate, Betsy is excited to work on improving public awareness in regards to sexual assault and learn from the powerful individuals who make up the EROC team.


 

KIMBERLY BARBOZA

Public Policy Fellow

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(pronouns: she/her/hers) graduated from Salem State University in 
May 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in French and Sociology. During college, she served as President of the Florence Luscomb Women's Center and completed internships with the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group and Senator Elizabeth Warren's office (D-MA). She is a Salem State Civic Engagement Hall of Fame Honoree for her efforts in registering student voters and combating gender-based violence on campus. Kimberly looks forward to flexing her feminist policy analysis skills during her fellowship, and is honored to work with EROC towards a world without campus sexual violence. 


 
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SARAH JURINSKY

Public Policy Fellow

(pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Legal Advocacy Fellow. Sarah graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs and Middle East Studies with minors in Psychology and Arabic from The George Washington University. During her time there, she led the peer education program of GW Students Against Sexual Assault with the goal of advocating for survivors and educating students about sexual violence prevention and resources for the community. During college Sarah interned at the United Way of Blount County and was the Policy Intern at SurvJustice. Throughout her time as a student leader, she witnessed firsthand the power of student activism, education, and advocacy when fighting rape culture on college campuses. She hopes to empower all survivors through legal advocacy during this fellowship.

 
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KERRIGAN MCDONALD ORTEGA

Operations Fellow

(pronouns: she/her/hers ) graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. During her undergraduate, Kerrigan co-authored two university funded undergraduate research papers, entitled “Title IX Effectiveness at American Universities” and “Women in Leadership”, providing recommended courses of actions for ERAU. In addition to research, she also worked with the Women’s and Diversity Center, Title IX Office, The Women’s Ambassador Program, and Diversity Advisory Board to provide further inclusion practices for ERAU and promote survivor experience and sexual violence education through hosting Take Back the Night and co-founding It’s On Us at her university. Kerrigan has previously interned with the Yavapai County Vicitm’s Services Office, The Salvation Army Social Justice Department, and GinSystem. Kerrigan is excited to contribute to the EROC mission through her role as Operations Fellow. Following her fellowship, she will be entering active duty in the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant and hopes to incorporate the skills she learns during her fellowship in her role as an officer.


We want to acknowledge the work of former EROC team members and co-founders Kristin Brown, Annie E. Clark, Danielle Dirks, Caroline Heldman, Andrea Pino, and Sofie Karasek. We thank you. 

EROC is a member of TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service that links high-impact social enterprises and NGOs with top law firms who offer free legal assistance.