HARRISBURG – St. Francis University is receiving a $40,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education as part of the state’s effort to address sexual assault, harassment, and violence on college campuses, according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset).
“This is a competitive grant and I applaud the administration at St. Francis on taking the initiative and successfully applying for the funding,” said Rigby. “The grant comes from the It’s On Us PA program, the first of its kind in our country as Pennsylvania leads the way in trying to prevent incidents of violence on our college and university campuses.”
St. Francis is one of 22 entities to receive a grant, which is to be used to implement strategies on campuses by improving awareness, prevention, reporting, and response systems; removing or reducing barriers that prevent survivors of sexual violence from reporting incidents or accessing vital resources; and demonstrating significant, proactive, and sustainable leadership to change campus culture.
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be addressed to Rigby’s district office by calling 814-536-9818.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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