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It's On Us PA

It's On Us PA is a statewide campaign that invites everyone to play a role in ending sexual assault. Building off the momentum of the national It's On Us movement, It's On Us PA brings together college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members to reframe the conversation around sexual violence and pledge to be part of the solution.

Take the Pledge

Take the It's On Us PA pledge to help keep people safe from sexual assault. This personal commitment is a promise to be a part of the solution to the problem - not a bystander. It's On Us to:

  • recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
  • identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
  • intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
  • create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Grants

On December 10, 2021, the Wolf Administration announced nearly $1 million in grants to combat campus sexual assault at 34 colleges and universities across the state, listed below. Since 2016, the Wolf Administration has awarded 225 It's On Us PA Grants totaling nearly $6 million to post-secondary institutions across the state - including public and private two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The institutions use grant funds to implement strategies on their campuses to address goals of Governor Wolf's It's On Us PA campaign. 

For access to the eGrants system and the related grant opportunities, prospective applicants should complete the eGrants Request Form. Please note that the person completing the grant application must have signatory authority to negotiate grants and contracts for the institution and be able to upload documentation into the eGrants system. Institutions with eSign ability in eGrants will be able to utilize this feature to complete the application.  

Note: As of September 14, 2022, eGrants transitioned to MyPDESuite. Directions to navigate this change are located on the eGrants sign-in page. 

Act 16 of 2019 (Article XX-J)

On June 28, 2019, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 16 of 2019 (Act 16) which added Article XX-J to the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949. Building on the It's On Us PA initiative, this law includes statutory requirements for addressing sexual assault at postsecondary institutions in Pennsylvania that award an associate degree or higher. The Governor also signed a law establishing protection for students reporting sexual assault from being disciplined for violating school drug, alcohol or other policies. Learn more about the sexual violence policy, PDE's model policy, and the anonymous online reporting system.

Act 55 of 2022 (Article XX-G)

On July 8, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 (Act 55) into law, amending Article XX-G of Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949. Effective the 2022-23 school year, all institutions of higher education (institutions) and postsecondary private licensed schools (schools) must adopt a definition of consent as part of their code of conduct or sexual misconduct or harassment policy. By December 31, 2022, each institution and school must enter into (or update at the next renewal) and maintain a memorandum of understanding with at least one rape crisis center and one domestic violence program, and by July 1, 2023, institutions must establish and implement an educational program, in consultation with at least one local rape crisis center and one domestic violence program, that includes sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking education prevention and response. More information, including resources and specific information pertaining to Article XX-G.

2021-2022 It’s On Us Grantee Award List

Institution Name Amount Requested
Albright College
$ 30,000.00
Bucknell University$ 30,000.00
Bucks County Community College$ 29,991.00
California University of Pennsylvania$ 30,000.00
Carnegie Mellon University$ 29,000.00
Central Penn College$ 30,000.00
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania$ 30,000.00
Clarion University of Pennsylvania$ 24,000.00
Delaware County Community College$ 17,355.00
Eastern University$ 30,000.00
Gannon University$ 30,000.00
Gettysburg College$ 30,000.00
Holy Family University$ 29,525.00
Immaculata University$ 29,960.00
Indiana University of Pennsylvania$ 30,000.00
Juniata College$ 30,000.00
Keystone College$ 20,030.00
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania$ 27,866.50
Lafayette College$ 30,000.00
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine$ 30,000.00
Lebanon Valley College$ 24,249.00
Manor College$ 29,979.50
Mercyhurst University$ 30,000.00
Millersville University of Pennsylvania$ 29,990.00
Point Park University$ 30,000.00
Saint Joseph's University$ 23,593.00
Seton Hill University$ 29,363.00
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania$ 25,500.00
University of Pennsylvania$ 30,000.00
University of Scranton$ 17,127.50
University of the Arts$ 25,000.00
Washington and Jefferson College$ 14,000.00
West Chester University of Pennsylvania$ 24,725.00
York College$ 27,362.00
TOTAL AWARDS $ 928,616.50