Stand up and show your support by creating an encouraging sign for survivors of sexual assault.

The Haven Project is asking everyone—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—to stand up and show how IUP supports survivors of sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the “What Would You Tell a Survivor” signs. The deadline to submit your photo is Friday, April 23.

You can visit the Haven Project website on the main page and scroll to the bottom, right above the News posts. You will see a flyer and the template of the sign that we are asking everyone to fill out for this project.

What to Do

  1. Print out the sign.
  2. Write your encouraging/supportive message to a survivor (no names of survivors, please).
  3. Take a picture holding the sign (or just of the sign, it is up to you).
  4. Email the picture to
  5. Check the Haven Project website on April 28 to view the video of IUP supporting survivors!

Please follow the Haven Project on social media for information on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and our other topics:

  • Facebook: IUP Haven Project
  • Twitter: @IUPHaven
  • Instagram: @IUPHaven

Questions? Visit the Haven Project website or email

Sexual Assault is a difficult topic to vocalize, so we want to provide resources if anyone would need to reach out.

Resources Available

  • The Alice Paul House* (24/7 hotline) - 724-349-4444
  • The Center for Health and Well-Being at IUP
    • The Haven Project - 724-357-3947
    • The Counseling Center* - 724-357-2621
  • University Police - 724-357-2141
  • The Office of Student Support and Community Standards - 724-357-1264
  • Title IX Coordinator - 724-357-3402
  • LGBTQIA Support - 724-357-2598

*confidential resources