Sexual Assault Prevention Training

Please find below FAQs on WPU Haven and Haven Plus Sexual Assault Training.

What are Haven and Haven Plus?

Haven is an online educational program focused on the prevention of sexual assault. It utilizes evidence-based content for sexual assault prevention training. It addresses content areas such as healthy relationships, gender socialization, sexual assault, the importance of consent, and bystander intervention. It also includes information regarding relevant laws and WPU campus policies as well as a thorough listing of campus and community support resources. Haven Plus is similar training offered to our students in the School of Professional Studies (SPS).

Why is this training required?

William Peace University is committed to the safety of our students and we hope that providing prevention training will facilitate safety and a positive environment for students. Haven facilitates student knowledge of resources and how to seek support and promotes proactive response to sexual misconduct on campus. Also, completion of the training satisfies the educational training requirements of federal law. As an amendment to the Clery Act, the Campus Save Act of 2013 applies to all postsecondary institutions that participate in federal student financial assistance programs under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The Act requires us to educate students, faculty, and staff in the prevention of sexual violence and harassment.

Who is required to take the training?

All incoming, current, transfer, and returning students – fulltime, part-time, SPS. There are no exceptions other than those noted below. If you are transferring from another institution where you have completed the training, you still need to complete the training so that WPU has documentation of your training.

Do athletes complete the same training?

In addition to the Haven training that all students must complete, per NCAA regulations, athletes must also complete an additional course, “NCAA – Student Athletes”, that is specific to their environment and activities. Participation in the NCAA course must be completed for athletes to continue to participate in athletic programs.

Why is my ID number required?

WPU uses the student ID number to track completion of the training.

What if I am uncomfortable with completing the training because of personal experiences? Can I get an exemption?

If you have directly or indirectly experienced sexual violence, stalking, or any form of relationship violence in the past and cannot complete the training, please contact Bobbie Cole at bdcole@peace.edu or (919) 508-2014 or Nicole Davis at ndavis@peace.edu or (919) 508-2163. An alternative training activity may be substituted for the Haven or Haven Plus training.

What if I attempt the training and the content is difficult or triggering for me?

We recognize that talking about this topic or viewing materials on this topic can be difficult. There are several options to receive help. As part of the online training, you can access the “Chat with an Advocate” feature within the course. Trained advocates are available to chat every day from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. Central time.

WPU has resources that can help as well. If you want to talk to someone prior to attempting the training, please contact Nicole Davis in the Counseling Center at ndavis@peace.edu or (919) 508-2163. You can also contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Kathy Lambert, at kplambert@peace.edu. You do not need to disclose personal details; resources will be provided as appropriate.

What is the purpose of the survey?

The survey is NOT MANDATORY. Responses to the survey are confidential and the information you share is not provided to WPU. The University only receives aggregate information about the student body as a whole that will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the training.

Some of the survey questions make me uncomfortable. Can I skip them?

The survey is NOT MANDATORY. You can also skip any question or questions you’d like.

How long will the training take?

Detailed instructions were sent to current students on February 23. The training does not have to be completed in one session. The time it takes to complete the training varies depending on how thoroughly you read and review the content and think about responses. In general, Part 1 of the training is expected to take 45 minutes to 1 hour. Part 2 which will be taken 30 days later takes approximately 10 – 20 minutes to complete.

What is the deadline for completion?

The deadline for completing Part 1 is March 26, 2018. The deadline for completing Part 2 is May 4, 2018.

How do I access the training?

Please see the detailed instructions which were sent to students via email on February 23, 2018. A link to the Everfi login page is also available on the MyPacerNet student homepage.

I can’t find the email. How do I obtain the instructions

Please contact Bobbie Cole at bdcole@peace.edu.

If I have technical/system difficulties, who do I contact?

If you experience access issues or other technical problems, please see the Troubleshooting Guide (found here), or direct contact the 24/7 tech support service at everfi.com.

Are there repercussions if I don’t complete the training?

If you do not receive an exemption from the course, then failure to complete the training will result in a written notice to the student that inappropriate and unacceptable actions have occurred and that more severe conduct action will result if you have future violations while enrolled at WPU.

Who can provide more information?

For more information on the training, please contact Bobbie Cole, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, at bdcole@peace.edu or (919) 508- 2014. You may also contact Kathy Lambert, Title IX Coordinator, at kplambert@peace.edu or (919) 508 – 2028.

Are additional resources available regarding safety and support services?

Additional information and tips can be found online at:

WPU Health & Wellness Page

WPU Title IX Page