Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

SAPAC Affirms Commitment to Community

Updated September 22, 2017

The University of Michigan student sexual misconduct policy currently in place is consistent with the interim guidance issued today by the U.S. Department of Education. No immediate changes are necessary.

Click above link to view the statement from the Office of the President.

SAPAC Affirms Commitment to Community 

SAPAC has been providing care and addressing sexual violence on UM's campus for over 30 years. We are committed to addressing sexual violence through prevention education and healing. It remains our goal to educate the University of Michigan community about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, gender based violence and stalking in order to raise awareness and promote a nonviolent campus community from a primary prevention approach. We promote equality and respect for all members of our community. We offer space for all survivors in our community including, students, faculty and staff. SAPAC recognizes that survivors are experts in their own lives. We strive to create a supportive and safe environment, empowering survivors with the knowledge to make their own decisions. (September 7, 2017)


Our Vision & Philosophy

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. 


CAPS Survivor Healing Therapy Group

Counseling and Psychological Services is offering an 8-week group for survivors - A Journey Towards Healing. The group will help survivors cope with triggers with less avoidance, restore a sense of power and control, and address intimacy from a body positive framework.

This group will start on October 24th, 2017, and will be held from 3:15-4:45 PM at CAPS on the 3rd floor of the Union.

A Journey Towards Healing Flyer

Trauma Informed Yoga and Movement Class

Recreational Sports, Wolverine Wellness, and SAPAC have come together to create a Trauma Informed Yoga and Movement Class this Fall semester! It will be held on the following dates in the Intramural Sports Building Multipurpose Room A from 7-8 PM, and is free for students.

September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6


Get Involved! Redshirt Mass Meeting

Interested in volunteering with SAPAC? Come to one of our mass meetings to learn about becoming a “Red Shirt,” an untrained volunteer who can attend weekly meetings before completing volunteer training in Winter Semester. Redshirting is a great way to contribute to SAPAC and your community before you have completed your full training, as well as to find the volunteer group that suits you best. You can become a redshirt for one of SAPAC's three volunteer programs: Peer Education; Bystander Intervention & Community Engagement; and Networking, Publicity, and Activism.


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Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

24-hour Crisis Line:
(734) 936-3333

Office Phone:
(734) 764-7771

Address:

Michigan Union, 530 S. State St.
Room 1551
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308

Fax:
734-764-7755

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