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Haven for Faculty & Staff

What is Haven training?

The Haven for Faculty and Staff training module focuses on important issues facing the William & Mary community, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. HAVEN is designed to help ensure that our students and employees have a safe, harassment-free campus, by:

  • Giving you information about your rights and resources available to you
  • Guiding you through scenarios where you might need to help someone else, such as a student.

Link to Haven for Faculty & Staff

The module presents information through audio/video, written text, and short interactive exercises. It covers relevant laws, institutional policies/procedures, and on- and off-campus resources. Scenarios presented involve various types of gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. If you have any concerns about encountering the course content in this format, please contact Latisha Brown, [[lsbrown02]] or 757-221-2743. A more detailed outline of the course content is available below.

Haven for Faculty & Staff Content Outline

If you are concerned that the course might trigger memories or otherwise cause you distress, it may be helpful to know more about the Haven.

If you or someone you know need to talk about an experience with gender-based violence, we invite you to reach out anonymously to the national, 24-hour helpline at 1.800.656.HOPE (4673).

  • Introduction: Presents an overview of the course and William & Mary’s commitment to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Understanding the Issues: Outlines actions that contribute to a safe and healthy climate. Summarizes significant legislation addressing sexual violence. Outlines the reporting obligations of W&M community members. Identifies and explains key sexual misconduct policies and resources.
  • A Student Disclosure: Presents a scenario in which a student discloses her experience of sexual assault to you. The disclosure is made in general terms, without specific or graphic detail. Provides guidance for responding to and assisting a student in such a scenario. Defines consent and sexual assault. Explores the impact of trauma and how to support survivors.
  • Always Around: Presents a scenario in which a student describes his concerns that someone may be stalking him to you. Provides guidance for responding to and assisting a student in such a scenario. Defines stalking. Outlines resources and options for individuals who experience stalking.
  • A Concerned Co-Worker: Presents a scenario in which you in which you become concerned that a co-worker may be experiencing intimate partner violence. Some physical violence (a man grabbing another man by the arm) is depicted. Identifies signs of possible abuse. Defines domestic and dating violence. Provides guidance on responding to potential intimate partner violence and outlines available resources.
  • Unwanted Attention: Presents a scenario in which you experience sexual harassment by your supervisor. Harassment is expressed in images of messages and communications, and in descriptions of physical contact. Defines sexual harassment and presents options for response.
How do I complete my training obligation?

The Haven for Faculty and Staff training module is accessed by logging in using your William & Mary user name and password.  An illustrated access guide (PDF) is available. Progress records are stored electronically and maintained by the Office of Compliance & Equity.

The Haven training module has two parts.

  • Part 1 is the main part of the training.  You will be presented with written, audio, and visual content.  It is online and interactive.  You will be asked to complete various assessments such as to pick options in hypothetical situations. This portion of the module will take approximately one hour to complete.    
  • Part 2 is a brief online survey.  You be contacted by email approximately 30 days after you complete Part 1, and asked to complete the survey.  You must complete the survey in order to complete the course.  
Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you would like confirmation of your completion, or have other questions about the module, please contact Latisha Brown 757-221-2743  or [[lsbrown02]].