RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 11, 2019)—Cabrini University has been awarded $30,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to expand sexual violence education and resources, receiving the “It’s On Us PA” grant for the third consecutive year. Cabrini was one of 38 Pennsylvania colleges to receive the grant.
This year, the “It’s on Us PA” grant will be used to offer campus-wide bystander training for students, faculty, and staff, increase awareness and resources regarding sexual violence survivors’ rights, and raise awareness of proper reporting procedures for sexual assaults in partnership with the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) and Delaware County Women Against Rape (DCWAR).
“We are honored to receive this grant which is critical to continuing the conversation about the prevention of sexual assault, the importance of bystander intervention, and to provide the resources needed for victims and advocates alike,” said Colleen Lelli, EdD, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Cabrini University’s Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education.
Dedicated to providing its community with resources and education on the issues of sexual violence and dating/domestic abuse, the University opened The Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education. The Center hosts events throughout the academic year that feature leading advocates in the field to discuss prevention, services, and education.
In 2014, President Barack Obama launched the “It’s On Us” national campaign due to sexual violence affecting an estimated one in five college women and one in 20 college men. In accordance, Governor Tom Wolf launched the “It’s On Us PA” campaign in 2016 and his administration has since invested nearly $3 million in grants to aid the cause.
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.