The University of Akron is receiving a $300,000 federal grant to support programs aimed at preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
The grant, announced Monday by the university, is coming from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women.
“The University of Akron has made steady progress toward ending all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence,” Dean of Students Michael Strong said in a prepared statement. “Still, any one instance is one too many. The OVW grant will allow our dedicated staff to reach further into our community, educating students as well as university faculty and staff. Every student at the University of Akron deserves the best possible support following an instance of sexual harassment or violence and every member of the faculty and staff should know where to turn for support and assistance on behalf of their students.”
UA is one of four universities in the state receiving grant money. The OVW administered 57 grants totaling more than $18 million to higher education institutions across the United States to help campuses respond sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Lourdes, Miami and Tiffin universities are the other Ohio schools that received grants.