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.

U-M presents at National Sexual Assault Conference

The university's approach to educating leaders of the athletic community and other groups regarding sexual assault prevention was highlighted as a best practice among higher education at the National Sexual Assault Conference earlier this month.

U-M staff presented the session, "Coaching to a Winning Prevention Season: Strategies for Developing and Delivering a Universal Coach Education Program on Campus," at the annual conference sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the leading information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence.

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


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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 07, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Michigan Union

SAPAC Peer-Led Support Group

  • October 11, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Michigan Union

SAPAC Peer-Led Support Group

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