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. 




Resources for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Survivors

The Body and Trauma
  • In situations of trauma the neocortex (or"thinking brain") shuts down and problem-solving abilities are harder to access.
  • Survivors often blame themselves for not acting or avoiding the situation, when sometimes what is happening in the brain during a traumatic event will not allow them to fight back.
  • The functioning of the brain during and after trauma may cause survivors to experience flashbacks unexpectedly.

Updates on the Summer Policy Trainings

On behalf of the policy training team, thank you for taking the time to attend the trainings that SAPAC, OIE, and DPSS conducted this summer on the newly revised University of Michigan Policy and Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence. We are proud to report that as the summer comes to a close, nearly every staff member in Student Life has received training on this important subject matter. Your support and active participation were key to the success of the trainings!


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

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

Office Phone:
(734) 764-7771

Address:

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

Fax:
734-764-7755

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