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Haven - Sexual Violence Support and Resources

We believe you at Haven. You deserve support that honors your experience and needs. We will work with you to explore your options. Violence is always about power and control and never your fault.
Three staff members from Colgate University's Haven office

About Haven

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.
Our Approach
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.

Location and Hours

HAVEN STAFF
  • Location: Located at the Garden Level of Curtis Hall.
  • Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Contact: 315-228-7385

Title IX

Sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking can impact people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, ages, socio-economic statuses, and national origins.

We encourage all members of our campus community to seek support for and report all incidents of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct directly to the Title IX Officer, Marilyn D. Rugg at mrugg@colgate.edu or 315-228-7288.

See the Title XI Policy and Equity Grievance Process and Sexual Violence Reports (2012-2016) for more information.
Colgate's commitment
We are committed to the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise, and to a learning and living environment where all members of the community feel safe and respected. Acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking are serious violations of our community values. The university will not tolerate sexual misconduct, or other forms of sexual violence or nonconsensual sexual activity, and will respond promptly and equitably to these incidents and to any student, staff, or faculty member who reports such incidents.

Emergencies

In an emergency, call Campus Safety at 315-228-7911. Campus Safety can assist with transportation to medical care and connect you with a counselor, even if you do not wish to report to the university or the police.