Grant Awarded to Waynesburg University to Boost Campus Security, Reduce Sexual Assault

HARRISBURG – Waynesburg University will receive a $29,799 grant to help improve campus security and provide resources to reduce the risk of sexual assault, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

The grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education as part of a national initiative to raise awareness of campus security risks and improve reporting of sexual assault on college campuses.

Grants can be used to create programs including training for students, faculty and staff, institutional campaigns to raise awareness of the reporting process, and resources for survivors.

“Serious crimes like sexual assault deserve an equally serious response from lawmakers and university officials alike,” Bartolotta said. “I am thankful that this funding will help Waynesburg offer new resources for students to help limit the number of these crimes and ultimately provide a safer environment for students.”

A total of $1 million was awarded statewide to 36 public and private colleges and universities serving nearly 250,000 students.

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