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 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. 


Ally Training Fall 2017

We are excited to host our Fall 2017 Ally Training on Sunday, December 10th 1-5:30 PM in the West Quad Connector! During this 4.5 hour training, we will provide an introduction to topics that include healthy relationships, consent, bystander intervention, and responding to disclosures from survivors of sexual misconduct. Ally Training is a great first step in receiving basic training regarding these issues and becoming a supporter for your peers on campus.


Sorority and Fraternity Life Peer Led Support Group (SFL-PLSG)

Sorority and Fraternity Life Peer Led Support Group (SFL-PLSG) is a weekly, drop-in and confidential group for survivors of gender-based violence. This is a space to decompress from weekly stressors and find support among peers in a comfortable setting facilitated by student staff and an MSW intern. Our group is centered in self-care activities rather than therapy. Meetings provide survivors of Greek Life a space to be present in the moment and build community.

Sorority and Fraternity Life Peer Led Support Group logo

SAPAC Support

October 17, 2017: 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 issues in the news and social media. 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. Our confidential services are designed to support survivors unconditionally in how they choose to move forward and help them sort through their options.


SAPAC alum nominated for Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships

Former PE Volunteer and Co-Coord Yiran Liu, a 2017 LSA graduate, has been nominated for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships! Yiran majored in cellular and molecular biology and minored in law, justice, and social change, and is currently a research technician and lab manager at Columbia University Medical Center.

Check out the full article and the other nominees here: http://record.umich.edu/articles/u-m-nominates-four-prestigious-rhodes-m...



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.


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