Mission & Vision
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.
Who We Are
Interim Executive Director
JESS DAVIDSON (pronouns: she/her/hers) graduated with Distinction and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver, where her work as Student Body Vice President gained national attention for innovative sexual assault prevention and education programs and policy reform. Her advocacy has been featured in the New York Times and on the front page of The Huffington Post, and she’s presented her work at The United State of Women Summit, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Google. Jess serves on the Ending Violence Against Women Advisory Council at the Biden Foundation and was formerly an advisor to the It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee. In 2014, MSNBC recognized her as a top female leader in college politics. Prior to joining the EROC team, she worked in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement in Fall 2016, as intern to Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett. 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.
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CHRISTINE FEI (pronouns: she/her/hers) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Studies with a concentration in Health Communication from the Johns Hopkins University. While at Johns Hopkins, she was the co-director of the Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU), through which she administered trainings on how to support survivors, led activism, and organized campus programming. She was also a hotline respondent for SARU’s peer-run crisis hotline. Christine previously interned at FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, a survivor-led grassroots organization aimed at upsetting the culture of rape and promoting a culture of consent through large-scale art actions.
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Programs and Operations Director
CHARDONNAY MADKINS (pronouns: she/her/hers)is a womanist and activist serving the Los Angeles area. She received her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College. As one of the few black women leaders on Occidental's campus, Chardonnay Madkins played a prominent role in the institution's Black Student Alliance and also co-founded the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition, where she shed light on issues involving survivors of color and mobilized students and faculty to demand administrators appropriately handle sexual assault cases. She dedicates her time advocating specifically for Black survivors and changing policies around sexual assault. She maintains a passion for knowledge and aspires to continue her education of human rights and womanist politics in order to give voice to the voiceless.
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CATALINA VELASQUEZ (pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Goddess) Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, Catalina is an alumnus of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she majored in International Politics: International Law, Norms, & Institutions with a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Her thesis was titled "Immigrant Women: the Documented, the Undocumented, and the Invisible; The Female Face of Immigration." Catalina is the first transgender immigrant Latina appointed as a Commissioner for the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs since 2013 and was hand picked by the 2016 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign to join the Vermont U.S. Senator's LGBT Policy team. After the campaign, Catalina joined the legacy organization Our Revolution as a founding Board member and Vice-Chair. Recently, Catalina was named one of Rolling Stone’s “16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election” and one of Mitu’s “Young Latinos that are Leaving a Footprint in Politics.” Currently, Catalina also serves on the Board of Directors of Megaphone Strategies, a strategic communication national nonprofit, and GetEqual, a national LGBTQ grassroots organization. She is also part of the Board of Directors of the first bipartisan Transgender PAC: Trans United Fund and in the Board of Inclusv a diversity employment initiative to diversify the political and policy fields. Catalina volunteers as part of the Advisory Council of United We DREAM's Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project: the largest immigrant youth organization in the country.
Catalina has been featured various times on NPR radio, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, NBC, Univision, CNN, Latina Magazine, Everyday Feminism, the Advocate, the Huffington Post, WUSA9, America’s Voice, Glamour, Washington City Paper, International Business Times, among others.
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JULIA HASKINS (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a writer, editor, and reporter dedicated to stamping out sexual assault and shedding light on rape culture. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing at Northwestern University, Julia has used her journalism background to inform readers about the issues most important to her. She is especially passionate about media related to health and feminism. Julia's writing has appeared in outlets such as ReadersDigest.com, People.com, Healthline, Parents.com, and more.
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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.