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About SAPA educational programs

​​​Educational programming is a large component of SAPA services. SAPA presents dozens of times throughout each academic year.

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). Requests for programs SAPA will present need to be received at least four weeks prior to the program date. Please note that due to SAPA availability, not all program requests can be honored. 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.
  • SAPA is actively working to adapt all programs to be accessible virtually. Requests will still be considered and our organization will work with yours to find a virtual format that fits best both for your needs and within our capabilities. 

*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 or SAPA support

To request SAPA's presence and/or crisis support for your own program or event, please just list "SAPA Support" as your program type. Please note that we are able to provide support virtually for programs and events at this time as well. 

 Current programs

    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.​

    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.

    Approximate Time: 45-60 minutes
    This program details harassment as found in workplace environments. The definition of harassment, types of harassment, the differences between stalking and harassment, and what audience members can do to help. This program has interactive discussion and video components to keep audience members engaged and involved.

    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.

    Other affiliated programs

    No Zebras, No Excuses orientation program

    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 email the Director of Sexual Aggression Services for more information.