Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

SAPAC Welcomes New Volunteers

By Anne Huhman, Associate Director, SAPAC

SAPAC held its annual Volunteer Training Program from January 26th – February 7th this year which included a mixture of presentations, film screenings, and small-group discussions. We are thrilled to welcome 68 new students to our three volunteer programs.

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Ally Training Winter 2016

University of Michigan Gains New Allies

The smell of fresh coffee, the sounds of St. Patty's weekend, and the shine of the early morning sun permeated as 13 members of faculty and the student body participated in SAPAC's winter semester Ally Training.

Many wonderful members of SAPAC and the wider University community volunteered their time and facilitated multiple workshops throughout the day.

Topics included:

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Networking, Publicity, & Activism Volunteer Program Winter 2016

The NPA's have had such a successful semester! We welcomed over 20 new volunteers to our group, and we're so lucky to have them. With so many new volunteers we were able to table many events this semester, and work towards reaching as many people on campus as possible, one of our main goals. Some of the events we table at include, but are not limited to Winterfest, the Greek Women Speak Out, Take Back the Night, and of course Week of Activism. Usually the NPAs have one large event/project winter semester, but this year we were able to have two.

NPA and other SAPAC volunteers participating in the Diag demonstration 4/8/16

Winter 2016 with Peer Led Support Group

It has been an exciting semester for SAPAC’s Peer Led Support Group (PLSG), a confidential, peer-facilitated community that provides a space for student survivors of sexual violence to discuss concerns and practice self-care. PLSG meets twice a week, on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30. At meetings, we begin by encouraging participants to discuss their weekly “highs” and “lows,” what they have done outside of meetings for self care, and any other concerns that they are interested in bringing to the group.

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Revised Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

The University of Michigan's Student Sexual Misconduct Policy will be replaced on July 1st with a revised policy that is designed to be more clear and efficient while continuing to ensure that all students are treated fairly throughout the process. The new policy is titled University of Michigan Policy and Procedures on Student Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct and other forms of Interpersonal Violence.

You can view an overview of the changes, as well as read the entire new policy here - 

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