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Albright awarded state grant to combat sexual assault

Albright College has been awarded a $30,000 state grant to continue building resources on campus that address sexual assault. The grant is part of the state’s “It’s On Us PA” campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault.

“The grant will provide programming for students, faculty and staff on campus to raise awareness and to let victims know about the resources that are available,” said Samantha Wesner, vice president of Student and Campus Life and chief health officer. “It will give us the opportunity to spread the word about ‘It’s On Us.'”

Albright is one of 36 colleges across the state to earn grants this year for Gov. Tom Wolf’s “It’s On Us PA” initiative. In addition to training and awareness programming, the college is working to develop an anonymous reporting system.

“It’s about all of us coming together to try to stop sexual assault and sexual misconduct,” said Wesner. “We care about our students and we care about our faculty and staff, and we want our whole community to be able to feel that.”

“Together, all of us are making a difference on college campuses and in the lives of our students,” said Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Pedro Rivera.

VIDEO: Albright student-athletes come together to spread awareness and call for action.

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