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Haven Project

IUP Haven Project

The Haven Project is designed to increase and improve counseling and advocacy services for students who experience violence. The Haven Project also offers prevention education about stalking, dating/relationship violence, and sexual assault.

It is a collaboration with University Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, Indiana Borough Police, the Alice Paul House, and the Center for Health and Well-Being's Haven Project and The Counseling Center.

Counseling and advocacy services supported by Grant Number 2009-WA-AX-0013, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

Upcoming: Take Back the Night

Click to download the flyer for Take Back the Night 2014 The IUP Haven Project at the Center for Health and Well-Being is partnering with the Alice Paul House for the annual “Take Back the Night” community march and speak out on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

We hope you will partner with us by displaying the attached flyer to show your support in the fight against sexual violence in our community.

For more information about this event or to learn about volunteer opportunities, e-mail

Click the image to the left to download a PDF version of the Take Back the Night 2014 flyer. Save it and print it out to advertise the march!

Academic departments can download a more formal flyer to support Take Back the Night.

Why The Haven Project?

In 2002, the Center for Student Life and a marketing class conducted an on-campus survey of students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Researchers found that 87 percent of the students surveyed indicated that sexual assault was a concern among students on campus. In addition, 67 percent of those surveyed reported knowing someone who had been sexually assaulted. However, in 2002, only seven cases of forcible sex offenses were reported to University Police officials. As a result, the Haven Project was developed and designed to work to eliminate sexual and other violence on campus and to help students access needed services.

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  • In these video clips, victims of domestic abuse share stories of pain and hope from their personal experiences.

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