Shippensburg University works to end sexual violence with third It’s On Us grant

Shippensburg University is continuing its work to end sexual violence with another grant awarded by Gov. Tom Wolf, as part of the It’s On Us PA campaign. The $25,000 grant is Ship’s third as part of the statewide campaign. 

Ship will put the grant to work enhancing its anonymous online reporting system for sexual assault, creating Public Service Announcements and developing a peer-education program.

Ship was awarded its first It’s On Us PA grant in 2016, which it used to establish the Ship Says No More program, aimed at engaging the campus community in the fight to end sexual assault and domestic violence.

Last January, Ship received its second It’s On Us PA grant for $18,000. The funding was used to implement a Green Dot evidence-based bystander prevention program. Green Dot provides a framework and common language that engages a broader bystander community and addresses high-risk intervention, improving response systems, shifting norms of inaction and strengthening policy and enforcement.

The It’s On Us PA campaign builds on the momentum of the national campaign with a focus on college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families and community members. By bringing these groups together across the state, the initiative works to reframe the conversation around sexual violence.