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 women and men 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. 


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.


SafeHouse Center's LGBTQIA+ Support Group

SafeHouse Center welcomes LGBTQIA+ survivors of all gender identities who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner violence and/or sexual abuse to our new support group coming Spring 2017.

SafeHouse seeks to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space where survivors can find support and healing from abuse.


Out in STEM's I'm a Friend Campaign

SAPAC Staff pledges to Be a Friend to the LGBTQ+ campus community! 

When you pledge to be a better friend to your LGBTQ+ classmates, you will:
1. Let others come out on their own terms
2. Use correct pronouns and inclusive language
3. Hold yourself and others accountable
4. Practice visible support


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