College Awarded $300,000 Grants for Sexual Assault Prevention Education
Le Moyne recently learned that it has received a $300,000 grant from the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice. The College and its partners will use the grant to provide violence prevention and intervention training to students, faculty and staff, and to develop a bystander intervention program specific to our students' needs. Student Development will provide critical leadership in the implementation of the project, which will be implemented over a three-year period.
"Student Development continuously works to educate our students about the devastating impact of sexual misconduct and this grant will empower Le Moyne to become even stronger in delivering educational programs around risk assessment, bystander intervention and rape culture," said Vice President for Student Development Deb Cady Melzer. "I am grateful to Ann Bersani, Title IX deputy coordinator, Anne Kearney, dean for student development; Steven Kulick, senior director of foundation and government relations, and Lisa Lessun, associate director of foundation relations and academic resources, for collaborating to secure funding so we can work toward eradicating sexual misconduct in our learning community."