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General FAQs

CMU Specific FAQs

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General FAQs

Sexual aggression is an umbrella term for the following issues: sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, and harassment. 

There are many options available to those affected by sexual aggression. If you would like more information about a specific experience(s) involving sexual assault, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, stalking, or harassment please click on the provided links. 

While not all inclusive, please check out our resources pages for a list of some campus, local, state, and national options. If you are a CMU student and would like more information about counseling, please click here. 

If you would like to explore these or other options further, please contact SAPA.

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SAPA is an identified and recognized confidential resource on both campus and state levels. Advocates maintain confidentiality at all times with the following exceptions:

Threat of harm to self or others
Suspected or known child and/or vulnerable adult abuse/neglect
Judge-signed court orders 

For further information about confidentiality and/or the exceptions to confidentiality please contact the Director.

Yes, there are many other options and resources available to those who do not wish to report an experience. SAPA advocacy services are available to all of those impacted by sexual aggression regardless of whether or not a report has or will be made. 

Reporting your experiences often depends on a variety of factors (i.e.: where the experience occurred, civil vs. criminal, statute of limitations, student vs. non-student, desired outcome, etc.). Due to the complexity of this, we would recommend contacting SAPA or Sexual Aggression Services to discuss your options in more detail. 

Yes! SAPA services not only include crisis advocacy but also support services. We are here to listen and support in whatever way we can. We offer phone, online chat, and in person services. (Please note, in person services are only available to those located in Mount Pleasant, MI)  

Beyond discussion of resources, SAPA is also available to simply listen and be there for all those affected by sexual aggression. Support services are available 24/7 during the academic year. 

Please visit our link regarding Medical options and resources. If you have further questions or wish to discuss these options, please contact SAPA. 

During the academic year, SAPA advocates are available to meet with those affected by sexual aggression in Mount Pleasant, MI. To discuss availability and meeting locations please contact SAPA.

SAPA advocates are available 24/7 during the academic school year. For additional information regarding specific times of availability as well as summer services please click here. 

Please contact the Director and/or click here to fill out a grievance form.  

​CMU Specific FAQs​​​

Many of these questions and answers can be found on CMU’s Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity website. CMU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy as well as contact information for this office can also be found here. 

Please click here to learn more information about how to become an advocate. 

Many of these questions and answers can be found on CMU’s Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity website. 

CMU offers a safe room in a confidential on-campus location for CMU students affected by sexual aggression. Please contact SAPA to access this resource or discuss this option further. 

Yes. The Sexual Aggression Services department offers consultation, counseling, and support groups. If you have questions regarding these services please contact our Director or SAPA. 

​Please contact the Director and/or click here to fill out a grievance form.