Marywood University News

Marywood University Awarded SHARE Grant

The Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), has approved Marywood University’s application for a SHARE Grant award in the amount of $295,264, which will be applied over a three-year period. “SHARE” stands for Sexual Assault and Harassment Awareness Response & Education, and the primary focus of the OVW grant is to strengthen a coordinated community response to incidents of sexual violence. 

The Women's Resource Center, The Lackawanna District Attorney's Office, and the Dunmore and Scranton Police Departments are partners in this project. The proposed SHARE project will expand and enhance available prevention education for students, faculty and administration; establish a more coordinated community resource strategy; and create new policies and procedures for prevention of stalking.

“We are excited to receive this award, because it will serve to formalize relationships that we have had with the community for many years and create opportunities to continue to build the important work of the SHARE project,” stated Brandice Ricciardi-Lugar, associate director of the Counseling/Student Development Center at Marywood University.

For additional information about the SHARE Project at Marywood University, please contact the Counseling/Student Development Center, at (570) 348-6245, or visit marywood.edu/csdc/resources.html