As you walk around campus, you will see placards (similar to that to the right) on your faculty or staff member’s office door or on a student’s laptop which states that they have been HAVEN trained and will be supportive of survivors of interpersonal violence. You may also see HAVEN logo buttons and t-shirts around campus. This visibility of allies to survivors helps create a safer space on campus for all students. If you see a placard, button or t-shirt, thank them for being an ally!
Check out the list of HAVEN FacultyStaff 2012 (pdf).
Are you a faculty/staff person missing from this list? Or no longer working at UNC? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have this list updated.
The HAVEN Program (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a campus initiative to train non-employee students how to help a friend who has experienced interpersonal violence (harassment and stalking, abusive relationships, and sexual assault) by connecting those students to reporting options and confidential support services. Research tells us that the first person that many survivors of violence tell about their experience is a friend; the main goal of the training is to help ensure that students in need receive appropriate information and resources. The HAVEN program is a collaboration between the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, The Carolina Women’s Center, The Office of the Dean of Students, and Student Wellness.