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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.

Grants

Since 2016, the Wolf Administration has awarded 113 It’s On Us PA Grants totaling nearly $3 million to more than 60 postsecondary 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, which include campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff; institutional campaigns to raise awareness and understanding of the reporting process and resources available to and rights of survivors of sexual violence; programs that enhance awareness of available resources and students’ rights or seek to increase mechanisms for anonymous reporting; and efforts to improve capacity to collect federal- or state-required data.

Programs or activities considered for funding include campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff; institutional campaigns to raise awareness and understanding of the reporting process and resources available to and rights of survivors of sexual violence; programs that enhance awareness of available resources and students’ rights or seek to increase mechanisms for anonymous reporting; and efforts to improve capacity to collect federal- or state-required data.

This year, in addition to a Program Application to support prevention, reporting, and response efforts at postsecondary institutions, a Research Application is also available to fund projects designed to assess the statewide impact of the It’s On Us PA Grant Program.

2019-20 It's On Us PA Combined RFA

2019-20 It's On Us PA Program Grant Application - UPDATE: deadline extended to November 27, 2019 at 11:59pm

2019-20 It's On Us PA Research Grant Application - UPDATE: deadline extended to November 27, 2019 at 11:59pm

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Grant Program​

Take the Pledge

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.

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.