Haven: Sexual Violence Survivor Support

Haven is a sexual violence resource 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, to include online harassment. 

We are connected with the Counseling Center and offer group and individual counseling. View our group therapy schedule. If you would like counseling services even if it is just one session,  you can use our walk-in hours, at Conant House, Monday-Friday between 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm. Stop by, call 315-228-7385, or email counselingcenter@colgate.edu. We are here for you! 

Haven's Philosophy

At Haven, we believe survivors. You deserve support that honors your experience and needs. We will work with you to explore your options. Please remember, violence is always about power and control and never your fault.

We see sexual violence as an issue that impacts everyone, whether you are a person of color, woman, man, queer, trans, nonbinary, disabled, coming from a low-income background, or an immigrant. In collaboration with on- and off-campus partners, Haven offers sexual assault awareness and prevention programming that addresses rape culture, power and privilege, trauma, and support services.

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. Our aim is to be a resource center and partner within our community. There are 4 core pillars used to reinforce the work of Haven: Healing, Education, Action and Training. The pillars organize both what Haven does and how Haven does it. 

You have a right to:

All survivors have a right to be free from victim-blaming, homophobia, transphobia, and/or racial harassment. Haven is available to provide options and facilitate finding support.

Haven: Colgate's Sexual Violence Resource Center

Haven's Services

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Connecting students with off-campus and nonaffiliated support services if desired
  • Campus-Wide educational programming and training


As Haven celebrates its fifth anniversary in Fall 2021, we feel it is important to look back at how we got here. By publicly remembering this history, we hope that it will remind us all to never take Haven for granted

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 Title IX, at titleix@colgate.edu or 315-228-6161.

See the Title IX Policy and Equity Grievance Process and Sexual Violence Reports (2012-2021) 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.

On-Campus Staff

Assistant Vice President of Counseling and Psychological Services
Conant House
Director of Haven
030 Curtis Hall
Assistant Director, Haven
030 Curtis Hall

Yes Means Yes Intern

Off-Campus Resources

Enough is Enough Advocate
Help Restore Hope
24/7 Hotline: 855.9.nowsafe (855.966.9723) (Ask for on-call advocate)

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Help Restore Hope
24/7 Hotline: 855.9.nowsafe (855.966.9723) (Ask for SANE services and/or an advocate)
Go to Community Memorial Hospital ER and request a SANE nurse
See Access to Care after a Trauma, Option #3


How to Get Involved

Become a Haven Ambassador

HAVEN Ambassadors are Colgate students who have an opportunity to serve as connectors between survivors and support services.

Haven Ambassadors

Join Haven's Mailing List