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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.