Haven — Understanding Sexual Assault
and Haven Plus
What are Haven and Haven Plus?
Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault is an online education training program, offered through EverFi, which utilizes evidence-based content for sexual assault prevention training. It addresses several key content areas, including healthy relationships, gender socialization, sexual assault, the importance of consent, and bystander intervention, in addition to laws and our campus policies, and is offered to first year undergraduate students.
Haven Plus is also an online education training program from EverFi that utilizes much of the same curriculum as Haven, but the content is presented for our returning and graduate students, where Haven is offered for our new undergraduate students.
Who has to take this training?
At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this training is required annually for all incoming, returning, and transfer students (including graduate students).
Please note that if you have taken this or a similar training at a previous institution, you will still need to complete the training at this institution. If you are taking classes on a satellite or branch campus, you will also need to complete this training.
How do I complete the program?
Detailed instructions on how to access and complete this required training will be provided by email to your Illinois student account from the University Ethics and Compliance Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) several weeks before the start of the Fall semester. Students who have registered for classes later will be sent emails as the Ethics Office updates registration information.
You must complete all modules in order to satisfy the program requirements.
Which training do I take, Haven or Haven Plus?
You are only required to take one of the trainings, based on your student status.
Haven is required for all new, first-year undergraduate students.
Haven Plus is required for all returning and transfer undergraduate students and all graduate students.
Why is this program mandatory for all students?
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to the safety of our students and improving prevention and response to sexual misconduct. Haven and Haven Plus are among the ways we are getting more information out to all students about the policy, resources, and support services we have available in case you or someone you know needs them. This training also contains information about prevention skills and strategies and offers information to better equip you to support others. Completion of the Haven or Haven Plus course also satisfies the educational requirements of the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act (110 ILCS 155) and federal law.
How long will the training take?
Part one of Haven and Haven Plus takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to complete. Part two, which is available 30-45 days after full completion of part one, takes approximately 10-20 minutes to complete. You will receive a reminder from the University Ethics and Compliance Office (email@example.com) when part two is available for completion.
I’m uncomfortable with some of the survey questions; can I skip any of them? Who will see my survey answers?
Yes. You may skip any survey question or questions in Haven or Haven Plus and complete the remainder of the training. The survey is NOT mandatory.
Please note that all survey responses are confidential and the information you provide will not be linked to you in any way. Your individual response to any question will never be identified with you or reported; the university will only receive aggregate information about the student body as a whole from EverFi. This aggregate information will help the university evaluate the effectiveness of the course.
What support is in place if I find the information in the training is difficult or triggering?
We recognize that talking about this topic can be difficult. Please know that we have resources on campus that can support you. If you want to talk to someone prior to or after taking the training module, you can contact our Confidential Resources, including the Women’s Resources Center and the Counseling Center. If you are not certain what support services you would like to connect with, you are also welcome to contact the Title IX Office at (844) 616-7978 or email the Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the I Want to Talk to Someone page for more information on the different resources available.
I’m a survivor of sexual violence and based on the content, I cannot complete this online training. Are there other options?
Yes. Please contact the Title IX Office at (844) 616-7978 or email the Title IX Coordinator at email@example.com to request an alternative due to personal history with sexual violence. You do not need to disclose the details of your personal history with sexual violence, and you will receive a follow-up email with information about the alternative and some of the important campus policies and resources discussed in the training, as well as specific information about support networks.
I am in an online-only program, do I still need to complete this training?
If you are in an online-only program of study for the entire academic year and will not be on campus, you are welcome to complete the training; however you are not required to complete the training. For information about obtaining an exemption, please email the Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email please explain your circumstances and provide your UIN and NetID. If you are not able to access email, you can also call the Title IX Office at (844) 616-7978.
I can’t access Part Two, what do I do?
There is a 30-45 day intersession between parts one and two. You will receive an email when part two is ready. When you receive the email, please only click on the link for part two of the training you need to complete (Haven for first-year and transfer undergraduate students and Haven Plus for returning students and all graduate students).
I’m having technical difficulties with Haven or Haven Plus. What should I do?
Login support and course management are handled through the training vendor, EverFi, via their course functionality. Once students have logged into the course, technical support may be obtained by selecting Help, then Technical Support Link functions from the Welcome drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of their screen.
You can also contact the Everfi Support via one of these methods:
- Live Chat Help
- Telephone Support: (866) 384-9062
Get information about campus computer labs and hours.
Who can I contact for more information?
You may contact Danielle Morrison, Title IX Coordinator. If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, you can reach her in the Title IX Office at email@example.com or (844) 616-7978.
Resources & Support
- Counseling Center
- McKinley Health Center
- Women's Resources Center (Confidential Advisors)
- Rape Advocacy Counseling & Education Services (R.A.C.E.S.)
- Courage Connection (Domestic Violence)
- Champaign, Urbana, or University Police Departments
(217) 333-8911 (Non-Emergency)
- Office of Diversity, Equity & Access
- Student Assistance Center
(Office of the Dean of Students)
- Office for Student Conflict Resolution