This workshop has been postponed.  New details will be announced soon.

Join the Haven Project for SETpoint FORCE: A Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshop. 

This empowerment-based self-defense training provides powerful and preventative tools for reducing sexual and physical assault for individuals at an increased risk of gender-based violence, including women and members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Across a series of four sessions, participants will learn and practice skills in:

  • Situational awareness (session one)
  • Boundary-setting (session two)
  • Physical resistance techniques (session three)
  • Bystander intervention (session four)

Participants must attend all four sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday, September 28, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 
Session 2: Thursday, September 30, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Session 3: Tuesday, October 5, 6:00–9:00 p.m. 
Session 4: Thursday, October 7, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 


Build your confidence in your ability to defend yourself. 

 How do I sign up?

Sexual assault is a difficult topic. Resources are available. You are not alone.

  • The Alice Paul House* (24/7 hotline) - 724-349-4444
  • The Haven Project - 724-357-3947
  • IUP 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

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