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.

1st Annual Purple Run to Benefit SafeHouse Center

On October 24, 2015, the U-M Police Department in conjunction with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office will hold the 1st annual Purple Run. The goal of this 5K run is to both raise awareness for Domestic Violence and to fundraise for the SafeHouse Center, a local organization that works with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. 

Register by October 20th and help promote SAPAC's mission of increasing awareness of sexualized violence while also helping strengthen community resources for the local Ann Arbor and greater Washtenaw area!

Purple Run poster

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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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


Events Feed

SAPAC Peer-Led Support Group

  • October 14, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Michigan Union

SAPAC Peer-Led Support Group

  • October 21, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Michigan Union

1st Annual Purple Run to Benefit SafeHouse Center

  • October 24, 2015 9:00 am
  • Pierpont Commons