SAPAC Support and Advocacy
We are here to help. The University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides a wide array of supportive services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment to help them grow, heal, and share their stories.
Individual Support and Advocacy
- Crisis Intervention & Support:Working with survivors around emotional processing and comprehensively addressing needs.
Medical Advocacy: Walking survivors through the process of medical care post-assault,
and supporting them in hospital outreaches.
Academic Advocacy: Contacting professors and advisers for academic accommodations (e.g. extensions, excused absences, etc.)
Reporting/Investigation: Discussing options with survivors and supporting them through the respective processes.
Legal Advocacy: Connecting with outside legal services/resources for protective measures like No Contact Orders, Personal Protection Orders, etc.
Housing Advocacy: Assisting with client relocation to increase feelings of safety in the living environment.
Advocate Chat: Providing support during business hours to converse with an advocate anonymously via online chat.
Additional Advocacy: Employment Advocacy, Financial Aid Advocacy, Referrals for Counseling and Psychiatry, Referral to Other Campus and Greater Community Resource
General Peer Led Support Group/ LBGTQ+ Peer Led Support Group
SAPAC's Peer-led Support Groups are weekly, drop-in confidential healing spaces for UM students who identify as survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. These groups aim to empower survivors and facilitate resilience, reconnection, stress relief, and anxiety reduction.
The two groups provide a supportive, understanding community that welcomes UM student survivors of all ages, genders, and identities. Our LBGTQ+ group is entering its second year and is in collaboration with UM’s Spectrum Center.
Office Phone: 734-764-7771
24-7 Crisis Line: 734-939-3333
Location: 4th Floor Michigan Union