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Day to End Rape Culture

Due to the Coronavirus, our fifth annual Day to End Rape Culture (DERC) has been canceled. We want to thank all of our student staff, presenters, advisors, and co-sponsors for all of your hard work and planning. We will update this page as necessary, and if you have any questions please email us at

Day to End Rape Culture (DERC) is a collaboration between various students, clubs, and organizations on campus to educate the campus community about rape culture through interactive presentations. This is an expo-style event, where students will be able to create interactive presentations on one aspect of rape culture and facilitate rich discussions with their peers. We want students who attend this event to be able to recognize signs of rape culture and to possess tools to address them.

What is rape culture? Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture perpetuates power-based personal violence in our community. Rather than simply hope power-based personal violence goes away, TCNJ’s office of Anti-Violence Initiatives is dedicated to raising the visibility of these issues, leading violence prevention efforts, and providing counseling and advocacy services to victims and survivors.


Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

When TCNJ has an emergency closure, AVI also closes.

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Anti-Violence Initiatives has moved to a teletherapy format for the semester. Services are available by appointment and can be scheduled via the OWL portal.