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Wilkes University Awarded ‘It’s On Us’ Grant

January 29, 2019

Wilkes University announced the state awarded the university a $30,000 “It’s On Us” grant to raise awareness about sexual and intimate-partner violence. Wilkes was one of 38 colleges and universities to receive funding from “It’s On Us,” an initiative of Gov. Tom Wolf. It’s the second time Wilkes has received the award, and Wilkes will use the grant will to establish and continue programs that educate and train students, faculty and staff on identifying and reporting sexual violence. It includes the continuation of the university’s Red Flag Campaign, a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs and “red flags”of intimate partner violence. — MICHAEL P. BUFFER

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