Sexual Assult Prevention & Awareness

Definition from SVSU's Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy

The law defines "sexual harassment" as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (a) submission to or rejection of such advances, requests, or conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment, education, housing or participation in any University activity; or (b) such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment, education, housing or participation in any University activity by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive environment.  It is the University’s policy to vigorously enforce these prohibitions.

How to Report a Sexual Assault

SVSU students who have experienced sexual offenses (i.e. rape, domestic violence, dating violence, aquaintance rape, stalking, sexual abuse, nonconsensual sexual activity) either on the SVSU campus or at a location off-campus are encouraged to report their experiences to a college official. Find out more information here.

S.A.P.T. – Sexual Assault Prevention Team

Student group that educates their peers on consent, sexual assault, and resources. Find out more information here.

Step up! Sexual Assault Prevention Teach In

Campus-wide training that encourages bystander intervention. Find out more information here.

Peer Theater

Peer education teams come together to educate and hopefully empower students how to step up in situations that can happen on a college campus.

For SVSU’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy, please go to 2.5-2 Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy in the Operations Manual.

If you feel as if you are a victim of such a crime and would like to talk confidentially, please contact our Student Counseling Center at 989-964-7078 to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

If you feel as if you are a victim of such a crime and would like to talk confidentially, off-campus, please see our additional resources.

Sexual Assault Resources