College Awarded $300,000 Grant to Fight Sexual Assault

Posted by Monica Hoel
Emory & Henry is just one of several colleges receiving a grant to address an important campus issue.

Emory & Henry College has new resources to help students who are victims of sexual assault and domestic assault thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

The college was one of 45 higher education institutions — and only one of two in Virginia — to receive one of 61 grants totaling $25 million. The college will use the nearly $300,000 grant to improve offender accountability, promote victim services and enhance prevention activities to make the campus safer for students.

We can and should do more to address sexual assault on college campuses – starting with a focus on preventing violence before it happens and ensuring that victims get the support they need to come forward and report their assaults.Mark WarnerU.S. Senator, Virginia

The College will hire a full-time project coordinator whose work will include the implementation of mandatory prevention and education training for all incoming students, including first-year and transfer students.

“Currently, Emory & Henry provides prevention training during orientation at the beginning of each academic year, this grant will help us strengthen these efforts,” said Todd Stanley, Director of Counseling Services in the College’s Powell Resource Center.

The grant funding also will help in development of an annual training for employees.

“We are always looking for ways to directly serve our students, and this grant will help Emory & Henry improve readiness and response, as well as work to prevent such incidents from happening on campus,” said Emory & Henry President Jake Schrum.

The grant also provides for the development of lecture and interactive programs on topics including but not limited to mixed signals, common myths about causes of violence against women, benefits of reporting violence against women crimes, internet safety and programs targeted toward men. Programming will be offered during orientation and in residence halls.

As part of this work, Emory & Henry will continue its partnerships with regional leaders in the field including the Bristol Crisis Center and Abuse Alternatives.

Grant Award Recipients

Northwest Arkansas Community College; Scripps College (California); Saint Leo University Inc. (Florida); Columbus State University (Georgia); Georgia College and State University, Georgia; Mercy College of Health Sciences (Iowa); Upper Iowa University; Regents of the University of Idaho; Benedictine University (Illinois); Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Manchester University (Indiana); Grambling State University Student Counseling WRC (Louisiana); Springfield Technical Community College (Massachusetts); Wheaton College (Massachusetts); Loyola University Maryland Inc.; Prince Georges Community College (Maryland); Siena Heights University (Michigan); Winona State University (Minnesota); The Curators of the University of Missouri (Rolla); Coahoma Community College (Mississippi); Jackson State University (Mississippi); North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; North Carolina Central University; Doane College (Nebraska); Nebraska Wesleyan University; Saint Anselm College (New Hampshire); Felician University, a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation; Georgian Court University (New Jersey); College of Mount Saint Vincent (New York) Kent State University (Ohio); The University of Toledo (Ohio); The University of Tulsa (Oklahoma); Western Oregon University; Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania); York College of Pennsylvania; Benedict College (South Carolina); University of South Dakota; Austin College (Texas); Texas Lutheran University; Utah State University; Emory & Henry College (Virginia); University of Mary Washington (Virginia); President and Fellows of Middlebury College (Vermont); Carroll University (Wisconsin); and Fairmont State University (West Virginia).

  • Logo for Office on Violence Against Women
    Logo for Office on Violence Against Women

Save & Share:

More News

  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/280-emory-henry-college-opens-interfaith-prayer" title="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/3171_InterfaithPrayerRoom16_2.rev.1518211260.jpg" alt="Student Safa Farhoumand helps dedicate the Interfaith Prayer Room." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/3171_InterfaithPrayerRoom16_2.rev.1518211260.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/3171_InterfaithPrayerRoom16_2.rev.1518211260.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/280-emory-henry-college-opens-interfaith-prayer" title="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room">Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Equipped with chairs, tables, prayer rugs and religious texts, a room in the lower-level of Memorial Chapel on the Emory & Henry College campus is now available for students of all faiths to have a quiet place to pray and meditate.</p><a href="/live/news/280-emory-henry-college-opens-interfaith-prayer" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room" aria-label="Emory & Henry College Opens Interfaith Prayer Room">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/90-college-named-best-value-school" title="College Named “Best Value School”" aria-label="College Named “Best Value School”"><img src="/live/image/gid/65/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,450/772_best-value-school.rev.1507229322.jpg" alt="" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="600" data-max-h="450"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/90-college-named-best-value-school" title="College Named “Best Value School”" aria-label="College Named “Best Value School”">College Named “Best Value School”</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">One of the top online resources for students to find colleges, universities and career schools that provide a valuable education has ranked Emory & Henry College one of the top 80 colleges and universities in the nation that is a “Best Value School.” <a href="/live/news/90-college-named-best-value-school" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="College Named “Best Value School”" aria-label="College Named “Best Value School”">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/178-washington-county-va-rotary-club-makes-gift-to" title="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry" aria-label="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1571_rotary.rev.1512760782.jpg" alt="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1571_rotary.rev.1512760782.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/178-washington-county-va-rotary-club-makes-gift-to" title="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry" aria-label="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry">Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The Rotary Club of Washington County, Va. has given Emory & Henry College a gift of $100,000 for an endowed scholarship. <a href="/live/news/178-washington-county-va-rotary-club-makes-gift-to" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry" aria-label="Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift" title="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift" aria-label="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift"><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg" alt="A map shows the counties, cities and towns covered by the SWVA Lift program." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift" title="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift" aria-label="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift">Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Emory & Henry College, exit 26 off I-81 in Emory, Va., has extended the deadline for its SWVA Lift initiative until March 1. The program helps make a top liberal arts education affordable for need-based students across Southwest Virginia at Emory & Henry.</p><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift" aria-label="Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/188-eamph-awarded-math-teaching-grant" title="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant" aria-label="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1240,775/1606_math.rev.1513107949.jpg" alt="E&H has received a math grant from the Va. Dept. of Education" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1240,775/1606_math.rev.1513107949.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1240,775/1606_math.rev.1513107949.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1240" data-max-h="775"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/188-eamph-awarded-math-teaching-grant" title="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant" aria-label="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant">E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">The College has received a grant for more than $80,000 to serve teachers in Bristol, Smyth County and Washington County (Va.) school divisions. <a href="/live/news/188-eamph-awarded-math-teaching-grant" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant" aria-label="E&H Awarded Math Teaching Grant">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1574_abroad.rev.1512762288.jpg" alt="E&H voted affordable school for students wishing to study abroad." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1574_abroad.rev.1512762288.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad">E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">For the second time in 2017, Emory & Henry College <a href="/international-education/">study abroad</a> has been named one of the top programs in the nation. <a href="/live/news/181-eamph-voted-affordable-school-for-study-abroad" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad" aria-label="E&H Voted Affordable School for Study Abroad">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1572_lift.rev.1512761474.jpg" alt="The Lift program at E&H" class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1000,666/1572_lift.rev.1512761474.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1000" data-max-h="666"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help">Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">SWVA students are offered a special bit of financial incentive to attend Emory & Henry. <a href="/live/news/179-students-in-swva-could-get-extra-financial-help" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help" aria-label="Students in SWVA Could Get Extra Financial Help">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/176-field-station-granted-national-grant-to-create" title="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan" aria-label="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan"><img src="/live/image/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1198,800/1545_DSC_2416.rev.1512745069.jpg" alt="Dr. Laura Hainsworth with a group of students at Bartlett-Crowe Field Station." class="lw_image" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1198,800/1545_DSC_2416.rev.1512745069.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/90/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1198,800/1545_DSC_2416.rev.1512745069.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1198" data-max-h="800"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/176-field-station-granted-national-grant-to-create" title="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan" aria-label="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan">Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary">Emory & Henry College has been awarded a planning grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop an inaugural 5-year strategic plan for the <a title="Take a Virtual Tour of the Bartlett-Crowe Field Station" href="http://youvis.it/ZDz1WW" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bartlett-Crowe Field Station</a>. <a href="/live/news/176-field-station-granted-national-grant-to-create" class="link-with-arrow gold" title="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan" aria-label="Field Station Granted National Grant to Create Strategic Plan">Keep reading</a></div></div>