The CORE Volunteers are a nonprofit student volunteer organization within the University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. Their work focuses on changing the campus climate through workshops centered around primary prevention of sexual misconduct. They accomplish this goal by facilitating personalized workshops with subjects such as Healthy Relationship & Consent. These workshops work to enhance communication skills and equip student groups on campus with the tools they need to create and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships.
To request a SAPAC Student-Led Educational Offering (for University of Michigan students) please fill out our online request form.
Note for SAPAC Staff & Advocate Requests
Student groups looking for a SAPAC Advocate to attend your event to provide extra support to survivors?
UM faculty and staff wanting to request training programs on sexual misconduct (for faculty, staff, departments, and student employees)?
All services are free and confidential to the University of Michigan community and are provided by professional SAPAC staff members
SAPAC recommends implementing OSCR’s existing sanction options such as disciplinary probation, restriction from employment from the university, university housing removal, removal from courses or activities, no contact, suspension, and expulsion, in addition to the following...
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.
Pure Barre in Ann Arbor prides itself in giving back to the community, and SAPAC was fortunate to be the beneficiary of a donation class held on November 13 at Pure Barre. Members of SAPAC who attended gave the class and environment at Pure Barre great reviews! SAPAC is honored to be a part of generous community support from organizations such as Pure Barre. With Pure Barre’s help, SAPAC is able to celebrate 25 years of teaching, leading, and healing as well as look f
Entire Month of November! Need a good reason to grow a beard? Keep your face warm, and your sex consensual! Beards of all kinds are encouraged to participate in whatever creative way possible!
Students launch a sit-in the office of Vice-President for Student Services, Henry Johnson, to address safety concerns of women on campus and the need to open a rape crisis center.
University executive officers approve $75,000 for the initiation of an anti-assault program.
Syllabus Language Regarding Sexual Misconduct
At SAPAC we are committed to the following goals and principles:
The Networking, Publicity, and Activism volunteers focus on tertiary prevention education through interactive workshops, tabling and events on self-care and wellbeing to promote awareness, empathy, and understanding for the survivor experience, voice, and common reactions, as well as how to be supportive of survivors of sexual violence
(2007 Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on Crime Against People with Disabilities)
Missed the Teach-In? Watch videos from the Teach-In here!
This September, over 100 university students, faculty and staff attended the Teach-In on Sexual Assault: Tools for Safety, Knowledge for Change. Attendees described the event as informative, practical, interesting and effective.
Societal Rape Myths
Many myths exist in our society about sexual assault that serve to justify the offense. Rape myths often involve victim-blaming statements about sexual assault such as, "She wouldn’t have gotten raped if she hadn’t been walking alone at night,” or "What did she expect would happen if she went upstairs with him?" These myths help place the blame on the wrong person (the victim or survivor) instead of where it belongs (on the perpetrator).
"I pledge to to participate with the SAPAC Men's Activism Program to raise awareness about the importance of consensual sex by growing my beard during the month of November. It is my belief that all sexual activity should be consensual and come after an enthusiastic yes!"
Please look at the co-coord application if you are a current volunteer interested in the paid position of leading one of our volunteer programs! Applications are due by Monday, March 7th at 5pm.
Every day, every one of us is bombarded by media images that make girls and women into dolls, toys, trash, and props. Women of color are sometimes portrayed as exotic and animalistic. Staging rape, stalking, and murder scenes are apparently acceptable ways to sell handbags. On top of that, everything is permeated by sex, sex, sex. Ever get fed up? We do, too.