Diversity Events

Monday, April 12, 2021

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.  What Were You Wearing Campaign- Blue Hoodie and a Boot

“What were you wearing?” is an all-too-common question asked of survivors of sexual assault. This question is rooted in victim-blaming. This exhibit aims to dispel the myth that survivors provoke their assault due to how they were dressed. Stop by to experience this powerful and emotional display.

Content Warning: Stories include descriptions of gender-based personal violence, which may be upsetting to some.

Questions? Email haven-project@iup.edu

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, there are resources available to offer support. You are not alone.  

  • The Alice Paul House* (24/7 hotline) – 724-349-4444
  • 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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Virtual Speak Out (Online)

Haven Project social media and website, YouTube Channel

Haven Project Events

Although the annual Take Back The Night march and Survivor Speak Out has been canceled, a Virtual Speak Out will be held so we can continue to support one another.

Join us via Haven Project’s social media and website as well as IUP’s YouTube channel to hear the survivor stories, in their own words, read by Haven peers and volunteers. This is an opportunity to give a voice to their experiences.  

If you have any questions regarding upcoming events, resources, or services, please visit the Haven Project websiteteal ribbon you are not alone or email haven-project@iup.edu.

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

Resources and Services

  • The Alice Paul House* (24/7 hotline) - 724-349-4444
  • IUP Haven Project - 724-357-3947
  • IUP Counseling Center* - 724-357-2621
  • University Police - 724-357-2141
  • Title IX Coordinator - 724-357-3402
  • LGBTQIA Support - 724-357-2598

*confidential resources

We see you. We hear you. We believe you. We support you!

Alyssa Edwards Drag Queen BINGORHA and STATIC present Drag Queen BINGO featuring Alyssa Edwards from RuPaul’s Drag Race on Wednesday, April 14, via Zoom. The waiting room will open at 6:45 p.m., and BINGO will begin at 7:00 p.m.

THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE and ONLY OPEN TO THE IUP COMMUNITY. YOU MUST PREREGISTER HERE!

If you would like to submit a question for Alyssa to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

According to Alyssa's official bio: “Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, known by his stage name Alyssa Edwards, is an American entertainer, choreographer, drag performer, and television personality. Prior to his television debut, Johnson was a gifted dance instructor and accomplished performer in the drag pageantry scene before rising to international prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he quickly became a fan favorite. In 2012, Johnson was chosen as one of the 14 drag queens to compete on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he immediately catapulted to fame for his candid testimonials, outrageous tongue-pops and quirky personality. In 2016, Johnson returned as one of 10 contestants in Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, where he stole the hearts of the audience, ultimately finishing as fourth runner-up. With personal appearances and tours spanning the globe, the Alyssa Edwards persona has quickly become a household name in many countries. Performing to fans throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, Johnson balances his time between international bookings and teaching dance in his hometown. Johnson currently resides in Mesquite, Texas, a small suburb of Dallas, where he owns and runs an award-winning dance studio, Beyond Belief Dance Company. Johnson and his dance studio are the centerpieces of the Netflix Original docuseries Dancing Queen, produced by RuPaul and World of Wonder, currently in its first season.”

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.