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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.

Survivors with Disabilities

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Prevalence: The Hidden Survivors of Sexual Violence

Although campus sexual assault has become a national conversation, how trauma affects mental health continues to be misunderstood. Many people develop a disability after being assaulted ranging from substance abuse to anxiety and eating disorders. Additionally, people with disabilities before a sexual assault are commonly left out of the national discourse around campus sexual violence. By erasing these experiences, services are not tailored to the specific needs of survivors with disabilities and not as effective. For many survivors with disabilities, finding specialized services may create additional barriers.

Given these barriers, it  is critical that advocates and activists provide services to vulnerable communities that are easily accessible and comprehensive. Resources for survivors with disabilities means making it accessible, comprehensive, and easily understood. Students with disabilities are in a particularly vulnerable position on campus. The following information serves to provide educational materials about sexual violence in relation to ability.

Prevalence Rates of Sexual Violence

Many people with disabilities experience some form of sexual violence while they are often erased from national conversations regarding educational access in relation to campus sexual assault. The background information provides context and nuance in order to understand sexual violence against students with disabilities.

The Laws

Explains how Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act intersect for survivors with disabilities and how students can use these federal laws as tools of empowerment and to file complaints.

Resource List

List of organizations, websites, and groups that assist students and survivors with disabilities.

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