Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Our Vision & Philosophy

SAPAC promotes social change and activism on two levels: through the professional services we provide to the University of Michigan community, and through student leadership development wherein students help students as peers.  We believe that women and men must work together to eradicate sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence and that this necessitates activism in many areas, including education, advocacy, crisis-intervention, safety-building, bystander intervention, and policy development. 

What can I expect when I contact SAPAC for services?

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides free and confidential crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment who are University of Michigan students, faculty and staff.

SAPAC Workshop & Information Table Requests

Upon request, SAPAC provides educational programs on sexual violence issues and systems of oppression as they relate to sexual violence for the entire University community: students, staff, and faculty. Programs can be facilitated by SAPAC Peer Educator (PE) or Bystander Intervention & Community Engagement (BICE) student volunteers or professional staff. Training programs for faculty and staff and departments can be designed to fit program needs.

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Get Involved! Volunteer Training

SAPAC Volunteer Training is an intensive program of 30 hours spread over a two week period. Volunteer Training will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of issues related to sexual and intimate partner violence as well as specific skills that will be developed throughout your time volunteering with SAPAC.  Volunteer Training is a requirement if you are interested in volunteering with the Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement Program, Networking, Publicity, and Activism Program; or Peer Education Program.

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Peer Led Support Group

SAPAC's Peer-led Support Group is a weekly, drop-in and confidential group for survivors to express concerns and find support among peers in a comfortable setting facilitated by student staff.

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Contact Us

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

24-hour Crisis Line:
(734) 936-3333

Office Phone:
(734) 764-7771


Michigan Union, 530 S. State St.
Room 1551
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308


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