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It’s On Us Volunteer Training

Join the Haven Project and learn about the national campaign that encourages all of us to be better bystanders and teaches us about power-based violence, sexual violence prevention, toxic masculinity, men as allies, and more.

Silent Witness Display

A silent witness is a silhouette that bears the name and true story of an adult or child that was killed by domestic violence. We must commit to be their voices now that they can no longer speak for themselves.

Escalation: A Powerful Film Recognizing the Signs of Dating Violence

Join the Haven Project and Delta Zeta for the viewing of the short film, Escalation. Learn about the warning signs of unhealthy and dangerous relationships and what you can do about them.

Domestic and Dating Violence in College

The Haven Project and Alpha Gamma Delta invite you to a presentation on intimate partner violence in college. Join us to learn more about domestic and dating violence in college relationships, tips for safety planning, and how to support a friend who may be experiencing intimate partner violence.

Green Dot Training (Virtual)

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.

Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshop: Space is still available

Space is still available. Join the Haven Project for a one-part four-hour 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.

SETpoint FORCE: Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshop

Haven Project is hosting a four-hour 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.

Green Dot 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.

Haven Project Volunteer Training: Domestic Violence Awareness

Learn about the signs and prevalence of domestic violence and what to do if you or someone you are close to is affected by this issue. Volunteers needed to assist with the Haven Project's Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign.

Postponed: SETpoint FORCE: Presented by the Haven Project

Join the Haven Project for a Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshop. Learn and practice skills in situational awareness, boundary setting, bystander intervention, and physical resistance.

RAINN Day 2021

Come to the Oak Grove to see the display of umbrellas and show that you are an ally in the fight against sexual violence.

Intervene to Turn the Red Zone Green

Join the Haven Project and Sigma Chi for a virtual event to learn about the Red Zone, Green Dot, and how we all can play a part to make our campus safer for everyone.

Chalk the Walk to Support Survivors for RAINN Day 2021

You are invited to join members of the Haven Project to create a visual display across the Oak Grove for RAINN Day 2021. Show your support to survivors of sexual violence by chalking supportive messages, facts, and recovery resources.

Umbrella Making Workshop

You are invited to show your commitment to speaking up against sexual violence and your solidarity with survivors by making an umbrella with quotes, statistics, and words of encouragement. Umbrellas will be displayed on RAINN Day 2021 on September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove.

RAINN Day and Red Zone Volunteer Training

Join the Haven Project for a chance to learn about sexual violence, the Red Zone, RAINN Day, how you can get involved to make our campus and community safer, and volunteer for Haven's events in September.

Haven Project Presents: RAINN Day and Red Zone Volunteer Training

The IUP Haven Project will hold training for volunteers who would like to help with RAINN Day and with September events. Learn how you can be involved in making our campus and community safer.

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.

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.

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.