Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

As part of our comprehensive sexual violence prevention efforts at the University of Michigan, all first-year students are required to participate in three different programs that seek to promote a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment.

Programs and offices from across Student Life, including the First Year Experience, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, Wolverine Wellness, and University Housing partner together to deliver these nationally recognized programs.  

Online Courses

During the month of August, first-year undergraduate students are required to complete online courses called Alcohol Edu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. First-year graduate students are required to complete Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate students. These courses provide strong educational foundations in alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and campus policies and resources. Read more about the online courses here:

https://firstyearexperience.umich.edu/required-courses   

Relationship Remix

During the months of September and October, all first-year undergraduate students are required to attend Relationship Remix, an interactive, peer-led workshop that helps students understand key components around consent, communication, decision-making, sexual health and healthy relationships. Participants reflect upon personal values, gain knowledge, and build skills in a fun environment to help them navigate relationships and life at the University of Michigan. Read more about Relationship Remix here:

https://firstyearexperience.umich.edu/relationship-remix

Change It Up!

During October and November, students attend Change It Up!, an interactive, theater-based bystander intervention workshop that teaches students the skills needed in order to identify and respond to a wide array of harmful situations in order to build, safe, respectful, inclusive communities. Change it Up! explores how one’s identities and experiences impact their interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Read more about Change It Up! Here:

https://firstyearexperience.umich.edu/content/change-it