Haven is a newly implemented online program that Missouri State University is excited to introduce to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Haven centers on sexual assault prevention and allows students to share their knowledge on sexual assault and bystander intervention. The program goes to lengths to discover what students have previously learned and what they think of the program. It also surveys how students feel about sexual assault prevention after they have attended Missouri State for a couple of months. The program is created by EverFi, which also manages various other courses.
The Haven program is set up similarly to other online programs that students may use throughout their college career. The program consists of two parts. The first part is due on August 15, 2014. This portion includes a pre-survey, six modules, and an exam. There is a 30-45 day intersession between part one and part two. Then, part two is due on October 30, 2014. Part two includes a post survey to understand the helpfulness of the course. Please note that all survey answers are completely confidential and the information Missouri State University collects comes from the class as a whole, not individually. Since Haven is required for incoming students, if the course is not completed through the my.missouristate portal, a hold will be placed on a students’ account preventing him or her from enrolling in Spring courses.
This course is a great addition to the programs that Missouri State University already offer. It will help improve the quality of Missouri State by increasing knowledge and safety. The Dean of Students Office hopes Haven helps students improve their critical thinking skills when it comes to bystander intervention and their personal safety. If there are any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Emma Rapp, Graduate Assistant for the Dean of Students, at (417) 836-5527.