2021

October

Save the Date: 4U Mentoring Fall Event

4U Mentoring is designed for foster and independent affiliated students to ensure they succeed in college by defying the odds that were put against them.

September

Group Therapy Options Available at the Counseling Center Fall 2021

The IUP Counseling Center will be facilitating two groups this semester: Understanding Self & Others, and Making Connections. Groups will be held in-person at the Center for Health and Well-Being, Counseling Center G-31.

Counseling Center Operations Fall 2021

The IUP Counseling Center will be offering both in-person and telehealth appointments for the fall semester.

Counseling Center Announces Groups Therapy Options for Fall 2021

Feel like you’re struggling to connect with people? Looking to improve your relationship with yourself and others? Check out the new group therapy options available at the IUP Counseling Center.

May

Haven Project/Green Dot Peer Educator and Biden Courage Award Winner Accepts Position With It's On Us

The Haven Project and Green Dot would like to congratulate Adrianna Branin on accepting a position with It’s On Us as their new assistant director of training in Washington, DC. 

Haven Project Thanks Those Who Supported “What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit

The IUP Haven Project wishes to extend thanks to Janet Blood, Fashion Merchandising program coordinator; Theresa McDevitt, IUP Libraries; and the many survivors of sexual assault who trusted us with their stories, for their help in making the “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit possible. Our partnerships with the IUP community are crucial to Haven Project’s mission.

April

Haven Project Grateful for IUP Support

The Haven Project would like to thank all of our partners (administration, faculty, staff, students, and organizations) for collaborating with us in the 2020–21 academic year to aid in our mission to make our campus safer.

Counseling Center Closed Over Summer Break

The Counseling Center does not offer student counseling services during the summer. The office will open for administrative services only May 12–16 and August 9–20. Counseling services will resume on August 23.

Location Change: Sex On the Big Screen

Join in on a discussion about what we see in movies and television about sex, alcohol, consent, and sexual violence.

IUP Shares What They Would Tell a Survivor

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Haven Project invites you to view the “What Would You Tell a Survivor?” video offering encouraging messages of hope and support. IUP and its community partners want survivors to know that they matter, they are heard, they are supported, and they are not alone. 

Take Back The Night: A State System-Wide Virtual Event

Take Back the Night is an annual event that raises awareness, empowers individuals, and inspires action that will bring an end to sexual violence. The virtual event will include guest speakers Tracey Vitchers from It’s On Us and Denise Pearson, vice chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Haven Project Hiring Peer Educators for Fall 2021-Spring 2022

The Haven Project is hiring undergraduate students for positions as Peer Educators. If you’re interested in creating content to advertise our programs and gaining experience in presenting topics to groups of students, please email us at haven-project@iup.edu.

Alumna Fargo Discusses Writing and How IUP Helped to Shape Her Stories

On April 7, IUP graduate Layne Fargo discussed her writing career, how going to IUP helped to shape her stories, and provided advice for those interested in writing and publication in the future.

Fostering Success: Student Stories of Perseverance and Resilience

Join representatives from the Connections Team to learn about the experiences foster care students have at IUP by listening to their stories of perseverance and resilience. Learn about ways IUP can help with the transition—mental health support, financial aid, community engagement, case management, mentoring, housing options, and tutoring programs, just to name a few.

Take Back the Night Virtual Speak Out

On Wednesday, April 14, at 5:00 p.m. you are invited to show your support for survivors of sexual assault with the Haven Project’s Virtual Speak Out. Survivors are given the chance to have their voices heard, even if we can't be together in person. Anonymous stories were submitted and will be be read by the Haven Project staff, peer educators, and volunteers.

“What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit Dismantles Myth Around Clothing and Sexual Assault

The Haven Project and the Fashion Merchandising Program are partnering together to set up the “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit. Anonymous survivor stories from the IUP community will be on display all week in the Stapleton Library, April 12–16.

It's On Us Presentation

Join the Haven Project and Phi Sigma Kappa to learn about the It’s On Us national campaign that encourages us to be better bystanders and teaches us about power-based violence, sexual violence prevention, and more.

March

IUP Community to Create Signs to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault

The IUP community can support survivors of sexual assault by creating a sign with a supportive message for the “What Would You Tell a Survivor” campaign. Signs are due by Friday, April 23, 2021, to the Haven Project.

Human Trafficking: What You Need To Know

Join the Haven Project and Theta Phi Alpha on Monday, March 29, for a virtual presentation on human trafficking.

Sexual Violence Awareness Volunteer Training

Join the Haven Project on Tuesday, March 30, for a Zoom presentation on sexual violence. Attendees can volunteer to assist with activities in April for Sexual Violence Awareness month.

What Were You Wearing Exhibit and Survivor Stories

Join the Haven Project for the What Were You Wearing Exhibit. Survivors can submit anonymous stories that will be on display April 12–16 in the Library near Java City.

Looking for Survivor Stories: Virtual Speak Out for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Haven Project is asking for survivor stories for a Virtual Speak Out for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Survivors can share their stories anonymously, and they will be read at the Speak Out on April 14, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. via Haven Project social media.

Virtual Speak Out on April 14: Survivor Stories Needed

The Haven Project is holding a Virtual Speak Out on April 14 at 5:00 p.m. to continue to support victims and survivors of sexual violence.  Survivors can submit anonymous stories via a Google doc form or by emailing the Haven Project.

Survivor Stories Needed For “What Were You Wearing?” Exhibit

Suvivor stories are needed from students, faculty, staff, and administration to make the “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit a success in 2021.  Survivors are encouraged to submit their stories so that the display can brings awareness to the issue of victim blaming and helps to dismantle the myths about sexual violence occurring due to what a person was wearing when the assault occurred.

Green Dot Training: All Students Welcome

IUP Haven Project invites all students to learn about Green Dot. If we all do our small part, we can make a big difference. Green Dot is a violence prevention program at IUP. Green Dot changes the campus norms so that violence becomes unacceptable, and the campus is intolerant of violence. This changes the campus culture. 

Green Dot Training With Queer Conversations

The Haven Project and LGBTQIA Support will present “Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training” on Tuesday, March 16, as part of the Queer Conversations series. Learn how you can be an active bystander and help those around you to make IUP a safer place for all. 

There's an App for That!

Feeling like you have a lot going on? With today’s technology and constant communication, it is easy to become overwhelmed with which app to choose for your mental health. 

Green Dot Training: Open To All Students

Join the IUP Haven Project and Alpha Xi Delta for an online training to learn all about the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program. Learn how you can become an active voice, and step in when somebody needs it the most.

February

Domestic and Dating Violence in College: What You Need To Know

Learn the signs and prevalence of domestic and dating violence and what to do if you or someone close to you is affected by this issue. If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship, you are not alone. Learn what resources are on campus and in the community to help.

Green Dot Volunteer Training with IUP Haven Project

Join the Haven Project on Tuesday, February 23, for online Green Dot Bystander Intervention Volunteer Training. Become a volunteer and help us promote Green Dots all across campus.

Six O'Clock Series: “Behind The Post”

Join the Haven Project for an online viewing of Behind the Post, a short film and workshop by the One Love Foundation, on Monday, February 22, 6:00–7:30 p.m.. One conversation can open someone’s eyes to healthy or unhealthy relationship behaviors that they never before considered. 

Group Therapy: What's In It for You?

Research has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling. Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. Group facilitators work to provide a safe, confidential environment where members are free to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and concerns as they are comfortable.

Haven Project Presents “One Love: Couplets” February 18

Love is learned, so join IUP Haven Project as we explore the different relationships with the One Love Couplets.  Let’s work together to learn to love better and be better in our relationships.

Relationship Prosperity Through the Pandemic

Join the Haven Project and LGBTQIA Support on Tuesday, February 16, as part of the Queer Conversations series. Attendees will discuss healthy and unhealthy relationships along with how the pandemic is impacting LGBTQIA college students, learn about boundaries and respecting one another’s space and ideas, talk about LGBTQIA online dating profile creation, and identify some self-care tips during this challenging time.

“What's Love Got To Do With It?”

IUP Haven Project will present “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” on Tuesday, February 16, via Zoom. Learn about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, love styles, love languages, and signs of dating and domestic violence. If you have concerns about a relationship, there are resources that are available to help. 

IUP Counseling Center is Social

The Counseling Center is excited to interact with the IUP Community on Instagram and Facebook. We hope these pages are helpful connecting as a community, sharing resources while providing a safe space.

Green Dot: Open Student Training

Join the Haven Project and be trained in the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program. Learn how to become an active voice and step in when someone needs it the most. This training will equip you with information about barriers to action and realistic solutions so that fewer people will be hurt by power-based personal violence.  

Spring 2021 Services Available at Counseling Center

The IUP Counseling Center is offering virtual tele-health appointment for the spring 2021 semester to protect the health and safety of students.

Healthy Relationships in a Pandemic

The pandemic continues to dramatically affect our lives, including our relationships with people. Join us on Zoom Tuesday, February 9, to learn about the components of a healthy relationship and how to identify the red flags of a potentially unhealthy relationship. Resources are available if you need help. 

January

Stalking: Signs, Safety, and Support

Learn about stalking behaviors, safety tips, safety apps, and resources that are available if you need help (on or off campus).  You are not alone. Help is available.

Healthy Relationships Volunteer Training with the Haven Project

Educate yourself and your peers about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Get trained so you can help the Haven Project spread awareness on campus so that everyone knows that support is available.

How Can the Case Manager at IUP Help Me?

Navigating a new university and community setting may seem daunting and overwhelming for students. The clinical case manager at the Counseling Center meets with students to discuss their needs and struggles and determines how best to assist them, connecting them with resources and services both on and off campus to help meet their needs so that they may be successful at IUP.

Spring 2021 Group Therapy Options

Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. Group facilitators work to provide a safe, confidential environment where members are free to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and concerns as they are comfortable. Participation will be conducted entirely over Zoom.

Presentation: Human Trafficking

Join the Haven Project and Chi Upsilon Sigma on Tuesday, January 26, for a virtual presentation on human trafficking. Learn about the different types of human trafficking, who is most vulnerable, how traffickers coerce their victims to gain control, how you can stay safe, and how to identify someone who may need help.

Stressed about Buying Food and Paying Heating Bill?

Students may be eligible to receive aid to help pay for groceries, heating bills, and more. Contact the IUP Counseling Center clinical case manager to discuss programs for which you may qualify.