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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.

Prevalence Rates

Prevalence Rates

Facts about Violence against TGNC People

  • Nearly 1 in 4 undergraduate students who are transgender or gender non-conforming experience sexual assault in college.

  • 78% of GNB youth reported “significant abuse at school,” with 31% of the abuse was from teachers.

  • 64% of transgender people have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime.

    • 1 in 3 transgender girls and 1 in 6 transgender boys commonly reported to experience sexual abuse

  • The National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) found that nearly every system in the U.S. is implicated in the discrimination, harassment, and abuse of trans and GNB folks.

  • There are few legal protections for TGNC people in housing, healthcare, legal documentation, etc -- making the community more vulnerable after experiencing discrimination.

  • Current dismantling of TGNC rights has also left the future of their protections in flux in employment and education -- making them particularly vulnerable after experiencing campus sexual violence.

  • The Association of American Universities found in its 2015 campus climate survey that 19% of TGNC college students experienced campus sexual assault

  • One study found that 86% of high school transgender individuals had experienced a form of sexual violence due to their gender identity, often perpetrated by other students.

  • Sexual violence against trans people occur at a high level of frequency and begins at an early age.

    • One study found the median age of its respondents’ first sexual abuse experience was between 14 and 15 years old.

    • While 78% of participants in another study reported their first unwanted sexual touch by age 12.

  • In addition to high rates of sexual violence victimization, trans people also have high prevalence rates of physical violence (61%).

  • According to a study, 70% of trans victims of physical violence did not report any of their assaults to the police.

  • One study found that 37% of the perpetrators of verbal abuse and 14% of the perpetrators of physical assaults, against trans individuals were police.

    • A compilation of studies found that between 22 and 32% of trans people have been harassed by police.

    • With upwards of 15% experiencing physical abuse by police.

    • 7% being sexually assaulted by police.

    • 7.7% of respondents also had reported experiencing unjust arrests.


TGNC People of Color

  • According to the National Transgender Discrimination Study (NTDS), prevalence rates of sexual assault in K-12 educational settings against trans people of color is as follows:

    • Asian/Pacific Islander: 17%

    • Black: 15%

    • Native Americans: 24%

    • Multiracial: 18%

  • The NTDS found that 51% of respondents reported being harassed or bullied in school.

  • 13% of Black transgender people surveyed in the NTDS were sexually assaulted in the workplace.

  • A survey of Latina transgender women in Los Angeles County found that

    • two-thirds say they've been verbally harassed by law enforcement

    • 21 percent had been physically assaulted

    • 24 percent say they were victims of sexual assault by law enforcement.

  • Compared to other lesbians of color, two-spirit females report the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse in both childhood and adulthood.

  • Rates of physical and sexual abuse among urban two-spirit men are higher than those of heterosexual urban Native men.

  • The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs of LGBT survivors of violence found that 48% of those who had contact with police reported experiencing misconduct including excessive force, unjustified arrest, or entrapment.

  • The National Coalition of Anti-Violence found in 2013 that nearly 90% of LGBTQ homicide victims were people of color; 72% were transgender women; 67% were trans women of color.

91% of murders of trans people are trans people of color, with most victims being poor trans women of color.