HAVEN skills training is an additional, optional training that provides students, faculty, staff and Post Doctoral Fellows with tools to be an ally to someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking.
HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office, the Carolina Women’s Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, and Student Wellness. The three-hour training emphasizes the importance of listening, responding compassionately, and connecting survivors to resources on campus and in the community.
UNC-Chapel Hill is among the many top schools implementing EverFi's Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault. This module is a vital element of Carolina’s sexual violence prevention initiatives. The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. It is the responsibility of every student and employee to foster an environment free of discrimination, harassment (including sexual or gender-based harassment and sexual violence), interpersonal violence, and stalking. The University encourages all community members to take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop an act of harassment or violence. Once on campus, students are further encouraged to learn more about bystander intervention by attending One Act or One Act for Greeks skills trainings.
Please note: The course includes surveys that offer you feedback on your attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential – no one except you will be able to see what you reported. The University will only receive information about the student body in aggregate. Your participation in the surveys is entirely voluntary and you won't be penalized for nonparticipation. If you would prefer not to answer some or all of these questions, you can choose to leave them blank, but we hope you’ll answer all questions as completely as you can as the information you provide will help us refine the effectiveness of the course. Once you respond to the survey, you will not have the opportunity to delete the information from the Haven database at any future time.
We know that learning more about this topic can be difficult, and incoming students are encouraged to access campus resources (confidential or private) as they feel comfortable.
After students, faculty, staff and Post-Doctoral Fellows attend HAVEN, they receive a placard and button that they may display on their office door, residence hall room door, laptop or backpack. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares!
For more information about HAVEN trainings, or to view a list of Haven allies at UNC, please visit the SAFE at UNC website.