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.
On January 5, 2021, the Wolf Administration announced more than $1 million in grants to combat campus sexual assault at 42 colleges and universities across the state. Access a list of the 42 postsecondary institutions that were named recipients. Since 2016, the Wolf Administration has awarded 149 It's On Us PA Grants totaling nearly $4 million to more than 80 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.
PDE is pleased to announce the 2021-22 It’s On Us grant application to support programming to reduce postsecondary sexual assault opens Monday, September 20, 2021 and closes Wednesday, October 20, 2021. To access the application, please click on the links below.
Act 16 of 2019
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. Learn more about the sexual violence policy, PDE's model policy, and the anonymous online reporting system.