Who We Serve
Haven is a sexual violence response center that provides confidential care, support, advocacy, and trauma-informed clinical services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child/family abuse, stalking, and/or harassment. We see sexual violence as an issue that impacts everyone whether you are a person of color, women, queer, trans, nonbinary, disabled, coming from a low-income background, or an immigrant. In collaboration with on- and off-campus partners, we offer sexual assault awareness and prevention programming that addresses rape culture, power and privilege, trauma, and support services. Our outreach is preventative in nature, however, we acknowledge that sexual violence can happen on and off campus and/or prior to your time at Colgate.
As a center, we are working from a survivor-centric model that is intended to honor and empower individuals to define their experiences and healing process. We understand that services historically have not always met the needs of all survivors. You have a right to report, seek out confidential resources, pursue medical attention, and/or go through the Equity Grievance Panel free from victim-blaming, homophobia, transphobia, and/or racial harassment. We are here to provide options and facilitate finding support. Some of the specific services offered at Haven include individual counseling, group therapy, consultation, and crisis intervention. There are off-campus and nonaffiliated support services available that we can connect you with as well.