Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

SAPAC is staying!

While the Michigan Union is under renovation, SAPAC will be staying in our space at 1551 Cambridge House, in the connector hallway between the Michigan Union and West Quad on the ground floor. The easiest way to access our office is from the walking paths from East Madison (directly across the street from South Quad) or State St (that runs alongside the left side of the Union), as highlighted on the map. The entrance to the Union where these two paths meet will be open. Our offices will be directly to your left. Please feel free to walk in as usual!

map of entrance to Union

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.



All services are free and confidential to the University of Michigan community and are provided by professional SAPAC staff members

Crisis Intervention

Survivors of Sexual Assault Handbook

Our History

January 1985
Students launch a sit-in the office of Vice-President for Student Services, Henry Johnson, to address safety concerns of women on campus and the need to open a rape crisis center.

May 1985
University executive officers approve $75,000 for the initiation of an anti-assault program.

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 people of all identities 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.