All members of the University of Michigan community share a responsibility for upholding this policy as we strive to attain our goal of creating a violence-free community.
Tuesday October 25th 6pm-midnight in the League and Mendelssohn Theatre
Enjoy art, music, refreshments, and discussion! Come show your support by ra!s!ng your vo!ce on the issues of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment!
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.
Abuse is sometimes difficult to detect because it is manipulative and can often be very subtle. Often abusive tactics are disguised as acts of love and care. The following are some questions to consider.
2014 - SAPAC Director Holly Rider-Milkovich Speaks About Campus Sexual Assault at Senate Subcommittee Roundtable
Recently, SAPAC Director Holly Rider-Milkovich spoke at the Senate Subcommittee Roundtable on campus sexual assault chaired by Senator Claire McCaskill. Click here to watch C-SPAN's video of the roundtable, and to hear Holly talk about the prevention and awareness-raising work SAPAC does at the University of Michigan, as well as discuss how campuses across the nation can and should handle sexual assault. Way to go Holly!
(2007 Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on Crime Against People with Disabilities)
Sexual assaults can be terrifying and traumatic. You are not to blame and you are not alone. Various options are available to you if you have been sexually assaulted, including a medical examination, supportive counseling, reporting the crime, and informal conflict resolution
Institutions that are Sometimes Helpless or Unwilling to Offer Women Protection or Assistance:
"I met some of my best friends volunteering at SAPAC. I can't imagine a more empowering experience while in college and I don't know how I would have survived without this group. Not only was I able to focus my energies on a cause I believed in, but I had the opportunity to help others."
You have the option of filing a civil lawsuit. By doing this, you could possibly be awarded monetary damages. Here are some key points to keep in mind about this option:
No matter what, no one deserves to be abused. There are certain rights that we all share in dating relationships.
You have the right to:
If you believe you are experiencing sexual harassment, contact SAPAC and/or any of the below agencies:
Please note that these offices are considered non-confidential and sharing information about sexual harrasment may initiate a sexual misconduct investigation. For a list of confidential resources, refer to this page.
We have created a collaborative project with the University of Michigan Museum of Art(UMMA) entitled, “Paths to Renewal,” which is a virtual exhibit to commemorate SAPAC's 25th Anniversary at the University of Michigan. Feel free to explore the website and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It is only a myth in our society that men are not sexually assaulted. Nine percent of all rape victims outside of criminal institutions are male.
A 2006 survey from the Department of Justice indicates the following:
- 8.1% of surveyed women and 2.2% of surveyed men reported being stalked at some time in their life.
The National Center for Victims of Crime found the following in 1995:
SAPAC professional staff members have chosen to speak out on this matter because believe it is important to share accurate information about pregnancy following sexual assault .
These statistics were taken from the Department of Justice in 2000:
- Over a five-year stay, a college woman’s risk of experiencing a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault is between 1 and 5 and 1 and 4 (Department of Justice, 2000).
- Almost 60% of the completed on-campus rapes took place in the victim’s living quarters, 10.3% took place in fraternities (Department of Justice, 2000).
The following statistics were taken from the 2006 National Violence Against Women Survey from the Department of Justice:
Battering is the most sophisticated form of brain washing that exists. The batterer tells his partner that she is the most important person in the world to him and that he can't live without her.
Here are some tips to keep yourself safe if you or someone you know is a survivor of cyberstalking.