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HAVEN-Understanding Sexual Assault



At the Western Kentucky University (WKU), we care about the well-being of all students. We know that you will face many opportunities and challenges as you settle into campus life.

To help with this transition, WKU offers a variety of prevention initiatives, including Haven and Green Dot-active bystanders intervention. We believe these programs will both provide useful information to students and help us shape a safer campus community.

WKU has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention and financial literacy, in high schools and higher education institutions across the country. Each year over a ½ million students complete these courses.

Recognized nationally for its effectiveness, Haven uses the latest prevention techniques and science-based research to educate students about the impact of sexual violence.

The Counseling and Testing Center is responsible for Haven, a web-based violence prevention program that is highly encouraged of all incoming freshmen and transfer students. Green Dot is also the responsibility of the Counseling and Testing Center.  

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are highly encouraged to take Haven. You will receive an email giving you specific directions for logging on Haven. You will need to complete Part 1 of the courses, which takes about an hour to finish. This process may be broken down into multiple sessions but must be completed by September 1st. 30-45 days after you complete Part 1, you will receive an automated e-mail asking you to complete Part 2, which will take about 15 minutes to complete.  Part 2 is due to be completed by November 7th.

You have not completed the program until both Parts 1 and 2 have been submitted. Students who do not complete both programs will have a on pop-up video on their account and will need to view the video in its entirety prior to registering for the spring semester.

To take the course, you will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have access to a computer, you can use any available computer with internet access such as those at Cravens Library.

On-campus computer labs are also available to you as well.

Please note the courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure your attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see any individual student's answers.

If you have a question about the program or problems accessing the course, please contact Elizabeth Madariaga at elizabeth.madariaga@wku.edu or 270-745-3159.

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>Click here for Haven training

These links will redirect you to an external site, but you still must access it with your WKUID. Once your account has been created for Haven, you will be able to view and access the program through your "Dashboard"


Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 11/28/18