​​​Educational programming is a large component of SAPA services. SAPA presents dozens of times throughout each academic year. Each advocate receives at least eight hours of specialized programming training annually. 

SAPA provides free educational programs to CMU classes and the Mount Pleasant community. Programs may also be requested by groups and individuals outside of our community (fees vary). More information on this can be requested.

What All Programs Include*
  • Presentation by trained SAPA advocates who have received a minimum of 50 hours of training.
  • Availability of at least one SAPA advocate for support/information/crisis needs both during and after the presentation.
  • Some tailoring available to meet the specific needs of a class/audience/group/etc. 
  • A Q&A session after each presentation.
*These apply only to all programs put on at Central Michigan University. For specifics regarding off-campus programs, please contact the Programming Coordinator via email at sapa@cmich.edu​.

Requesting a SAPA Educational Program
Please click or touch to request a SAPA educational program.

Current Programs
Sexual Assault Program
Approximate time:  45-60 minutes
This interactive program covers the definitions of sexual assault and consent, social myths surrounding sexual assault, the profile of the most common perpetrator found on college campuses, information on drugs used to facilitate sexual assault, bystander intervention strategies, and how to help a survivor. This program also includes a Survivor's Account*. During this portion of the program a survivor will share their personal story, adding an emotional depth by providing the audience with a real account of the impact sexual assault can have on an individual.

*Not always available.  Survivor's Account will depend on the availability of the survivor.

Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Program
Approximate time:  45-60 minutes
This interactive program covers the myths and realities of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, discussing how and why people stay and struggle to leave these relationships, the differences between healthy and DV/IPV relationships, and how to help someone in a Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence relationship.​

The Box Exercise
Approximate Time:  45-60 minutes
This highly interactive program sheds light on the power structures and societal attitudes enforced by everyday language that helps create a rape-accepting culture. This program can be added to other programs upon request. 

Please note: Explicit language is present frequently throughout the program as a reflection of cultural words and phrases present in society today. 

Stalking Program
Approximate Time:  45-60 minutes
This program details stalking.  It's definition, safety considerations, stalking in the media, the patterns of behavior associated with it, and ways to help.

Sexual Aggression in the LGBTQ+ Community
Approximate Time:  45-60 minutes
This presentation covers sexual assault and intimate partner violence within the LGBTQ+ community, related statistics, intersectionality, reasons for not reporting, as well as support and resources.​

No Zebras, No Excuses Orientation Program
Approximate Time:  1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours
This presentation is composed of a series of scenes and discussions that cover the topics of sexual aggression.  ​These topics include domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, bystander intervention, as well as facts and statistics for college campuses.

Outside of Central Michigan University’s annual Community and Campus Living Orientation, all other requests for this program should now be directed to the professional group No Zebras and More​.  Please contact them for more information and to check pricing and availability.