Conklin: Penn State, South Hills School of Business and Technology receive 'It’s On Us' funds to combat campus sexual assaults

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – Penn State University and the South Hills School of Business Technology have received a total of $44,044 in grants to raise awareness of and prevent campus sexual assaults, state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced today.

Penn State University will receive a $30,000 grant and the South Hills School of Business Technology will receive a $14,044 grant from the “It’s On Us” campaign, a national effort designed to educate college students about sexual violence and assault. Pennsylvania was the first state in the country to create its own statewide “It’s On Us” campaign four years ago, he added.

“Keeping our colleges and universities safe places for students to learn is paramount, and these grants will help Penn State and South Hills School of Business Technology implement and build upon prevention programs and services to educate students, teachers and administrators, but also provide the vital resources and services to help survivors of sexual assault,” Conklin said.

Since its inception, Pennsylvania has received nearly $4 million in “It’s On Us” grants to create sexual assault prevention and education programs at campuses across the commonwealth. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/its-on-us/.