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.
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:
Seton Hill University
Saint Vincent College
California University of Pennsylvania
Washington & Jefferson College
Community College of Allegheny County
Point Park University
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 www.governor.pa.gov/its-on-us/ .
Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, email@example.com or via Twitter @shuba_trib.