The MSU Sexual Assault Program (MSU SAP) responds to those impacted by sexual violence and works to create a community free of violence and oppression. MSU SAP operates as a unit within the Counseling Center at Michigan State University.
MSU SAP is honored to work with sexual assault survivors and all others who are impacted by sexual violence. We provide counseling and support groups to MSU students. Our 24-hour hotline and advocacy services are offered to anyone in the greater Lansing community. Please visit the Services section to learn more.
- We are proud to have over 100 volunteers. Our volunteers make a significant impact on our community by not only helping those in crisis, but by educating the public on the dynamics of sexual violence.
- Between October 2013 – September 2014 (data from our most recent fiscal year report), we served 565 people:
- 415 were adult sexual assault survivors
- 88 were adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- 26 were child sexual abuse victims
- 17 were domestic violence victims
- 19 were survivors of other crimes, including child physical abuse, sexual harassment and stalking
- Of the 565 people we served between October 2013 – September 2014, 501 were females, 53 were males, and 11 were unknown (unidentified from our crisis line). 29 Clients had disabilities.
Campus & Community Impact
The Sexual Assault Program and our volunteers can be seen all around campus and in the greater Lansing community. Below is a look at just some of the things our program does each academic year. Contact our program if you would like to learn more about these efforts.
- Training for numerous University units and departments, including Judicial Affairs, Residence Education & Housing Services, and the Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Prevention Program
- Training for community partners, including the Capital Area Response Effort, MSU Safe Place, EVEs House, and Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence members
- Participation in the Capital Area Domestic & Sexual Violence Coordinating Council and the Capital Area Sexual Assault Response Team
- Attendance at campus resource fairs, such as Academic Orientation Program, Graduate Resource Fair, Sparticipation, MSU Women’s and Men’s Health Fairs, Spring Break Safety Fairs, and Spartan Remix
- Collaboration with Take Back the Night
The Counseling Center Sexual Assault Program at Michigan State University (MSU) is a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded program and is supported by Crime Victim Assistance Grant #20025-18V13 awarded by the Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission. The grant award for fiscal year 2015 is $201,038 (80% of the project) and is received from the Federal Crime Victim Fund, established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984. The MSU Sexual Assault Program provides the required 20% match for the grant.