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Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Every year in April we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate on how to prevent this violence in the United States.

About Sexual Assault Awareness Month

"Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to listen to and honor survivors in our community. It is a time to show those who have been impacted by sexual violence that they are not alone. It is also an opportunity to learn more about what sexual violence in the digital age looks like." - New York Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

History of Sexual Assault Awareness Month: National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Michigan Sexual Assault and Abuse Resources

Includes call, crisis chat, and text hotlines for survivors.

Includes resources on health options and legal options and rights.

Student Organizations/Opportunities

Sexual Asssault Crisis Intervention Team

"The MSU Center for Survivors has volunteer positions that will help you develop practical, work-related skills while providing essential services to people in need and reducing violence in the campus community.

Service areas include:

  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Crisis Chat – available 10am-10pm, 7 days per week
  • Peer education and outreach
  • Crisis Advocacy - volunteers who provide an in-person crisis response to meet with survivors at the Sexual Assault Healthcare Program or residence halls on MSU’s campus"

Website for more information:

Instagram: @msu.saci


Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department

The Prevention, Outreach and Education Department (POE) Peer Educators are undergraduate MSU students passionate about making a change. Peer Educators facilitate the in-person and live training workshops for POE.

The Prevention, Outreach and Education Department offers opportunities for our Peer Educators to get involved with the following POE initiatives:

  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention workshops
  • Bystander Network workshops
  • Greeks Take the Lead
  • Spartans Against Violence Athlete workshops
  • It’s on Us Week of Action
  • Other trainings/events hosted by POE

The POE application deadline has been extended to April 7th! So if you're interested, apply at this link: 

General and On Campus Resources

All of these organizations can help you get resources related to sexual or relationship violence on campus. None of them are mandatory reporters. But the Center for Survivors is the best resource to go to if you need to talk someone about your experience and for next steps.


Center for Survivors

The Center for Survivors provides a crisis chat, hotline, and advocacy for survivors for immediate support. Long term, the center provides counseling, advocacy, and legal support for survivors for free. If you are in need of these resources you can go to 

For their crisis hotline, call: (517) 372-6666.


Prevention, Outreach, and Education Deparment 

POE has a page entitled "Resources for Survivors" with 

-Campus Resources

-Community Resources

-Statewide Resources

-National Resources

-Resources for Survivors who Identify as Men

-Resources for LGBTQIA+ Survivors

-Resources for Survivors with Disabilities

-Multicultural and International Student Resources

-Reporting Resources

To access these resources go to:


East Lansing Free Emergency Contraceptives

Provides people in need with free emergency contraceptives, otherwise known as Plan B or the morning after pill. 

Fill out this google form to request an emergency contraceptive if you are in need: 



SACI Speaker Event with Brittany Piper: April 9th

Join MSU's Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team for an evening with Brittany Piper- an empowering speaker, sexual violence prevention expert, and healing coach.

April 9th, 2024 at 7:00 pm.

Erickson Kiva Room 103

Center for Survivors Semester Long Support Groups

This Spring 2024 semester MSU Center for Survivors is offering support groups and workshops. The Center for Survivors is proud to offer a variety of groups and workshops as a way to hold space for survivors, gather in the community, and explore healing. Participation in all of their programs, including attending their support groups, is available for free.

To register and see more information about the different groups available go to:

The groups are:

Conversations in Color | Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm 

Community Connect | Wednesdays, 12-1pm 

Go with That: An EMDR Group | Wednesdays, 3-4pm 

Art of Healing Art Workshops | Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm 

Growing Stronger: Ecotherapy Group | Thursdays, 1-2:30pm 

Healing through Yoga (virtual) | Thursdays, 3-4pm 

Tea & Talk | Fridays, 12-1pm 

All groups are confidential and open to all survivors. 



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