Wolf announces 3rd round of grants to combat campus sexual assault

Tony Romeo
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
Gov. Tom Wolf has announced another round of grants to Pennsylvania colleges and universities to combat campus sexual assault.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf has announced another round of grants to Pennsylvania colleges and universities to combat campus sexual assault. 

The governor says 38 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education will share nearly $1 million in grant money for programs to address sexual assault. 

“Now this is the third year we’ve been doing this, so that’s almost $3 million that we have provided in grants to these schools, these partner schools, over this three year period. Let me just remind us, sexual violence does not discriminate. It can happen to any person, can happen at any time, and it has a corrosive effect on everybody,” Wolf said. 

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“These grants have empowered our state’s educational institutions to teach age-appropriate consent education, bystander intervention and survivor support,” said Tracey Vitchers, the executive director of the national “It’s On Us” initiative to combat campus sexual assault. 

Vitchers says thousands of Pennsylvania students have taken the "It’s On Us" pledge to end campus sexual assault.