Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

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.


Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships are essential to our well being, whether they be romantic, friendships, family relationships, etc., so it is important to take time to think about what we want in our relationships and how we will go about working toward those things.

                                         If you imagine relationships being like trees---

                                                   The roots of healthy relationships are:

                                                                  -Accountability


Bystander Intervention

A proactive bystander is an individual who accepts personal responsibility for a situation and intervenes to ensure the well-being and/or safety of others.

Bystander intervention is necessary to create and promote a safe, respectful and welcoming community.

Steps to Intervention:
1. Notice the event
2. Interpret the event as problematic
3. Assume personal responsibility
4. Take action


Your Role as an Ally

Who is a SAPAC Ally?

An ally is an individual who consciously strives towards promoting justice and ending marginalization. Becoming a SAPAC ally means that you recognize that sexual and intimate partner violence is an issue in our culture and at the University of Michigan, and you will not tolerate it. It means that you will be a proactive bystander and actively work to reduce rape culture and victim blaming; encourage healthy relationships; continue to educate yourself and others in your community; and remain committed to supporting survivors.

Be a SAPAC Ally!

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