Rozzi announces grant for Albright College

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, announced Albright College has been selected as one of 37 institutions of higher education to receive an It’s On Us PA grant. The grant award winners selected today are eligible for grants totaling up to $30,000.

Albright has been approved for a $29,969 grant.

“We cannot realistically expect to end sexual assault on Pennsylvania campuses unless we talk about it and work toward its prevention,” Rozzi said. “We must also not lose focus on the importance of improving support services for sexual assault survivors. Being a victim of childhood sexual assault changed my entire life. Helping to end sexual assault and working with survivors has been, and will continue to be, one of my priorities.”

Rozzi worked to help pass three bills, including authoring the bill signed into law in November 2019 that abolished Pennsylvania’s criminal statute of limitations of childhood sexual abuse.       

Gov. Tom Wolf created It’s On Us PA five years ago as a statewide campaign to work toward ending sexual assault. It’s On Us is a national campaign started in 2014 by the Obama-Biden administration to bring in more voices to the conversation on sexual assault, including the need to increase sexual assault prevention and survivor support services.  

The grant announced today may be used through May 2022 to address goals of the It’s On Us PA campaign, including:

  • Improve awareness, prevention, reporting and response systems regarding sexual violence in college.
  • Remove or reduce barriers that prevent survivors of sexual violence from reporting or accessing resources.
  • Demonstrate leadership to change campus culture by challenging Pennsylvania’s education leaders to improve an institution’s climate around sexual assault.