Villanova University Awarded It’s On Us PA Grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Villanova University Awarded It’s On Us PA Grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

VILLANOVA, Pa. (March 20, 2024) - The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that Villanova University has been awarded an It’s On Us PA grant to enhance sexual violence prevention, awareness and response efforts at colleges and universities across the state. Villanova was one of 37 institutions in the Commonwealth awarded grant support, which funding will run through May 2025.

Villanova has long been affiliated with the national It’s On Us campaign as a member of the BIG EAST Conference. In September 2014, Villanova—alongside BIG EAST member institutions—became a charter partner of It's On Us, which was launched by then-President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The mission of It’s On Us is to build the movement to combat campus sexual assault by engaging all students, ultimately creating safer campus environments.

Villanova is committed to fostering a community of respect, where all members feel and are safe. The University has a proactive approach to education and training for its community on sexual violence prevention; extensive resources and a caring approach for supporting sexual violence survivors; and a comprehensive, thorough and equitable process for reporting and addressing sexual violence.

As a recipient of the It’s On Us PA grant, Villanova will use funding for a number of initiatives, including increasing awareness of campus prevention resources, programming and events, updating promotional materials on available University services, and enhancing outreach and partnerships with local rape crisis centers.  

For additional information on Villanova’s sexual misconduct prevention and response efforts, please visit our website.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit