Governor Wolf Announces ‘Its On Us PA’ Grants to Combat Sexual Assault (Round-up)

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

March 14, 2018

In January 2016, Governor Wolf announced the launch of “It’s On Us PA” – the first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault in schools and on college campuses. On Tuesday, March 13, the governor continued to expand this commitment by announcing more than $950,000 in It’s On Us PA grants for 39 postsecondary institutions.

“Since launching two years ago, It’s On Us PA has helped dozens of Pennsylvania colleges and universities to develop programs to prevent sexual assault and establish campus cultures where sexual assault and harassment are not tolerated,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “The pervasiveness of sexual assault has never been more clear, and combatting sexual assault requires action. The Its On Us PA campaign is continuing to help make our campuses across the state safer.”

This investment builds on nearly one million dollars in It’s On Us PA grants awarded to 36 Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions last year. For a complete list of this year’s grant recipients, click here. Everyone is invited to take the It’s On Us PA pledge and play a role in ending sexual assault.

Take a look at the coverage below:

  • CBS Philly: Governor Wolf Announces Nearly $1 Million To Combat Sexual Assault On Campuses

    On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 39 postsecondary institutions across the state will receive more than $950,000 through the state’s continued commitment to combatting sexual assault on college and university campuses.

  • Trib Live: College grants will fund sexual assault prevention programs

    Several Western Pennsylvania colleges have received state grants for programs designed to reduce sexual assaults on campus.The schools were among 39 post-secondary institutions to receive more than $950,000 in It’s On Us PA grants, which were announced Tuesday at an event at Temple University in Philadelphia.

  • WJET/WFXP: Gannon and Mercyhurst receive grants to combat sexual assault on campus

    Governor Tom Wolf’s office announcing 39 post-secondary institutions across the state receiving more than $950,000 for ‘It’s on US PA’ grants.  Both Gannon and Mercyhurst applied for the grants, helping establish programs ranging from campus-wide training for students and staff to institutional campaigns to raise awareness of sexual assault on campus.

  • WBRE/WYOU: “It’s On Us” Grants Aim to Make Campus Safer

    A few Universities in our area are stepping up their efforts to combat sexual assault.Governor Wolf awarded nearly one million dollars to 39 colleges across the state to develop programs that will help prevent sexual assault. It’s part of the “It’s On Us” campaign that aims to make college campuses safer.


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