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College grants will fund sexual assault prevention programs

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
California University of Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania

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.

Colleges and universities applied for the funding to establish programs ranging from campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff to institutional campaigns to raise awareness of sexual assault.

Schools across the region included in the new round of grants are:

Westmoreland County

Seton Hill University

Saint Vincent College

Washington County

California University of Pennsylvania

Washington & Jefferson College

Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County

Point Park University

Butler County

Slippery Rock University

“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,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

In 2017, the Wolf administration awarded nearly $1 million in It's On Us PA grants to 36 Pennsylvania post-secondary institutions.

More information about the state initiative and the It's On Us PA pledge can be found at .

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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