What is Haven?

Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault™ is a web-based course developed by EverFi™ that addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, which impact countless college students across the country. As many of you may be aware, the rate of sexual assault and relationship abuse on university and college campuses is unacceptably high.  Haven provides incoming students with important information, including key definitions, bystander strategies, and resources that will help to foster a safer and healthier place to live, learn, and work.

Do I need to complete Haven?

San Jose State University expects all incoming undergrad and graduate students to complete Haven. If you are an incoming student remember to check your e-mail/MySJSU account for more information about the program and how to complete it.

How do I complete Haven?

Instructions on how to access Haven were sent out through your MySJSU account. Go to the website link provided and login using the SJSU specific course code. Note: This is a different process than signing up for your regular SJSU courses.

To complete the course you will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities. If you do not have a computer you may use any publicly available computer with Internet access and audio capabilities. If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the San Jose State University Accessible Education Center (AEC) at 408.924.6000. 

Will SJSU faculty or staff have access to my responses?

No. All responses are strictly confidential; SJSU will only receive information about the study body as a whole and will NEVER see any individual student’s responses.

Is there a fee for Haven?

No. Haven is free for SJSU students.

How long will Haven take to complete?

Part 1 of Haven takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. Part 2 will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Refer to your instructions letter to determine whether you must complete Part 2. 

Whom do I contact if I have any questions about Haven?

For any technical assistance with Haven please contact: (866) 384-9062. For any other questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Haynes at: haven@sjsu.edu or call Wellness and Health Promotion Office at (408) 924-6202.

Where do I turn for help or support for either a friend or myself?

If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately please call Silicon Valley’s YWCA Rape Crisis Center’s 24/7 helpline: (408) 287-3000. You are also encouraged to access the following on-campus resources for help or support during normal business hours:

SJSU Counseling Services: call (408) 924-5910 or visit sjsu.edu/counseling for more information.

Wellness & Health Promotion Coordinator—Violence Prevention and Sexual Wellness: call (408) 924-6122 to schedule an appointment.