The Governor’s Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced March 13 that Millersville University’s application for funding through the 2017-2018 Governor’s “It’s On Us PA Grant Program” has been approved. The grant, for $29,958, will support work at the University to prevent, address and respond effectively to sexual violence.

“Receiving the “It’s On Us” grant provides an opportunity for Millersville University to enhance existing programming and training and will additionally allow us to develop new initiatives that we would not have otherwise had the ability to do this year,” says Jayme Trogus, director of the Center for Health Education and Promotion at MU. “Our award consists of a variety of measures that will benefit our students, our campus and our community.”

Sexual violence affects an estimated one in five college women and one in 20 college men. Sexual assault affects the health and well-being of survivors, and can also derail a student’s educational success. Recognizing that this violence and the unconscionable cost it poses to individual survivors and communities is unacceptable, Governor Tom Wolf launched the “It’s On Us” PA campaign on Jan., 29, 2016, inviting education leaders and all Pennsylvanians to play a role in ending sexual violence.

The Governor’s “It’s On Us PA Grant Program” aims to support postsecondary institutions’ efforts to create campus environments in which all community members are informed, active bystanders working together to end sexual violence, and where survivors are able to access the rights, resources, and accommodations afforded to them through state and federal law.

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