York College names coordinator of sexual assault education and programs

Junior Gonzalez

York College has announced a new position and employee to combat sexual assault on campus.

Elizabeth Grubb, the first Coordinator of Sexual Assault Education and Programs at York College.

Elizabeth Grubb, a native of Lancaster, has been named coordinator of sexual assault education and programs at York College. Funding for the position came in the form of a grant from the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Violence Against Women.

As coordinator of sexual assault education, Grubb will oversee prevention efforts and work with the community coordinated response team, a group of internal and external organizations working together at the college to tackle several student issues, including sexual assault, according to a news release.

“York does not condone violence; that is evident in our current policies and culture,” Grubb stated. She said one sexual assault is too many, and she will work to expand services and policies that protect and serve students to stop the “violence in our community.”

Grubb has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Christian thought from Grove City College and a master’s degree in higher education from Geneva College. She is coming to York College from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was a violence prevention programming coordinator, according to the release.