Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Survivors of Sexual Assault Handbook

Services

All services are free and confidential to the University of Michigan community and are provided by professional SAPAC staff members

Crisis Intervention

The crisis line is available 24-hours a day and is staffed by professionals, who provide confidential crisis intervention, information and referral services to survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment and stalking. 24-hours-a-day information and support is also available for the friends, partners, and family members of survivors. SAPAC staff can provide in-person crisis intervention at residence halls, campus offices, hospitals, and police departments. Crisis Line phone: (734) 936-3333.

Advocacy

SAPAC Professional staff provide academic, legal, medical, and housing advocacy for survivors around issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence (emotional, physical, and sexual).  Professional SAPAC staff is available to listen, provide resources, answer questions, and offer support about:

  • Where to go for help.
  • Support in deciding how to talk with a friend or family member.
  • Information on making a formal complaint.
  • Simply a safe place to talk.

Peer-Led Support Groupweekly, drop-in group open to all survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and stalking to express their concerns and support their peers in a comfortable setting that is facilitated by student staff members.

If you are a concerned friend, partner, or family member, you may also contact us. We acknowledge that hearing about a loved one in a painful situation can be difficult. Often supporters experience feelings of powerlessness in not knowing how to respond to a survivor.

If you wish to talk with someone confidentially, you can "ask the advocate" online by sending an email to theAdvocate@umich.edu.  You may also stop by our office between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, or call (734) 764-7771 to make an appointment. You can read more about contacting SAPAC for services here. You can also learn more about our Advocate Chat here. If you are in immediate danger or experiencing an emergency, we urge you to contact the police by calling 911.