Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center


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The Body and Trauma
  • In situations of trauma the neocortex (or"thinking brain") shuts down and problem-solving abilities are harder to access.
  • Survivors often blame themselves for not acting or avoiding the situation, when sometimes what is happening in the brain during a traumatic event will not allow them to fight back.
  • The functioning of the brain during and after trauma may cause survivors to experience flashbacks unexpectedly.

Updates on the Summer Policy Trainings

On behalf of the policy training team, thank you for taking the time to attend the trainings that SAPAC, OIE, and DPSS conducted this summer on the newly revised University of Michigan Policy and Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence. We are proud to report that as the summer comes to a close, nearly every staff member in Student Life has received training on this important subject matter. Your support and active participation were key to the success of the trainings!


Your Role as an Ally

Who is a SAPAC Ally?

An ally is an individual who consciously strives towards promoting justice and ending marginalization. Becoming a SAPAC ally means that you recognize that sexual and intimate partner violence is an issue in our culture and at the University of Michigan, and you will not tolerate it. It means that you will be a proactive bystander and actively work to reduce rape culture and victim blaming; encourage healthy relationships; continue to educate yourself and others in your community; and remain committed to supporting survivors.

Be a SAPAC Ally!

What can I expect when I contact SAPAC for services?

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) provides free and confidential crisis intervention, advocacy, and support for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment who are University of Michigan students, faculty and staff.


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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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