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January 16, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Governor Wolf's 'It's On Us PA' Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault

State and national leaders of the "It's On Us" initiative joined Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera to announce nearly $1 million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities. The governor is a steadfast supporter of campus safety and established It's On Us PA, the nation's first statewide campaign, four years ago.

"Every student, teacher, administrator and visitor to our campuses deserves a safe environment free from harassment," said Governor Wolf. "This is the fourth year that my administration will be working with students, schools and communities to build programs to raise awareness about and stop sexual assaults. We must never tolerate this behavior on our campuses or a culture that allows it."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_01.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary Pedro Rivera announces nearly $1 Million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_02.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Elizabeth Swantek, Title IX Coordinator at Millersville University, speaks about the University's commitment to tackle campus sexual assault, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_03.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Sarah Daly, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at Saint Vincent College, outlines plans for future research in combating campus sexual assault, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_04.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary Pedro Rivera announces nearly $1 Million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_05.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary Pedro Rivera announces nearly $1 Million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_06.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Tracey Vitchers, Executive Director of the national Its On Us campaign, commends Pennsylvanias leadership in combating campus sexual assault, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_07.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Elizabeth Swantek, Title IX Coordinator at Millersville University, speaks about the University's commitment to tackle campus sexual assault, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_08.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary Pedro Rivera announces nearly $1 Million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_09.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Elizabeth Swantek, Title IX Coordinator at Millersville University, speaks about the University's commitment to tackle campus sexual assault, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_10.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Secretary Pedro Rivera announces nearly $1 Million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_11.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Sarah Daly, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at Saint Vincent College, outlines plans for future research in combating campus sexual assault, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_12.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lindsay Becker, a member of her university's It's on Us campaign, shares the stage with her classmates to speak about her experience with the program, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/17692_pde_ItsOnUs_CZ_13.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lindsay Becker, a member of her university's It's on Us campaign, shares the stage with her classmates to speak about her experience with the program, at the Harrisburg Capitol on January 16, 2020.