Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

Support from SAPAC

In light of the current political climate, SAPAC has noticed an increase in need for community and support. We are grateful that those in our UM community are reaching out for support as needed.

We want to acknowledge that this might be a difficult day for many with the pending Senate Vote. We want to provide a space for folks to come together, so we are hosting a gathering today (10/5) from 1-4pm in the Large Lounge of our new SAPAC space on the 3rd Floor of The Michigan Square Building (330 East Liberty, across from Isalita and Ragstock). You can enter our building at the Northwest corner of the building through the elevator lobby. We will provide snacks from Jerusalem Garden and sweets for those attending. Please consider coming to join us from 1pm to 4pm for community, connection, care, and crafts.

And for those who can't stop by, please remember to take care of yourselves. We are in this together and taking care of ourselves is vitally important. A few things to remember:

1. Self care is important - Find time today to prioritize your needs, whether that is cooking a warm meal, connecting with a friend, taking a nap, or going for a walk.
2. Unplug- Although the news of the pending Senate Vote will be coming out, remember to take breaks from soaking in the media, which can cause increased anxiety.
3. Honor your emotions- There are no good or bad feelings. Name what you're feeling without judgement.
4. You are not alone- There are people who want to help, whether it's a professional or friend.

Remember: SAPAC is a resource for both survivors and supporters. If you need support, call our 24-hour crisis line (734-936-3333) or make an appointment by either walking in to our office or calling 734-764-7771.

The SAPAC Staff and Interns

Ps. If you are feeling inspired to take action, consider volunteering with SAPAC. We have three student volunteer programs that focus on creating healthy, inclusive communities by promoting healthy relationships, building bystander intervention skills, and teaching about how to support survivors. Apply to be a volunteer here:

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Fall 2018 LGBT+ Peer Led Support Group

SAPAC and Spectrum Center have teamed up to create an LGBT+ Peer Led Support Group (PLSG) for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. Participants will be introduced to different coping skills and self-care techniques in this safe(r) space.

WHEN: Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
WHERE: Room 1551 West Quadrangle, Cambridge House


SAPAC Support and Services

SAPAC would like to validate and normalize the range of emotions and reactions that survivors on campus and in our community may be feeling in response to recent events in the news. We are here to listen, believe, and support you. Feel free to call our 24-hour crisis line at (734) 936-3333 or make an appointment with an advocate at (734) 764-7771. We also have a Peer-Led Support group two times a week for surviors.


Fall 2018 Peer Led Support Group

SAPAC's Peer-led Support Group is a weekly, drop-in, confidential healing space for UM students who identify as survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. The group aims to empower survivors and facilitate resilience, reconnection, stress relief, and anxiety reduction for our participants. We’ll be doing this through semi-structured activities, self-care practices, creative arts, and creating a safe space for sharing if participants choose to do so.

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Article on Relationship Remix featured in Sex Education Journal

An article on UM's Relationship Remix, co-authored by UM staff and faculty, has been published in Sex Education Journal. The article highlights findings that suggest that the program positively impacted students’ beliefs and attitudes related to consensual sex and preventing sexual misconduct, as well as increased awareness of campus resources.

Read the full article here:


Contact Us

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

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

Office Phone:
(734) 764-7771

Cambridge House 1551 West Quad, 541 Thompson St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308

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