Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention

Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI) Team is a registered student organization comprised of Undergraduate and Graduate students as well as community-member volunteers who are active in the movement against gendered violence. SACI members have been trained to provide advocacy to survivors of sexual violence. Members can be trained to help staff a  24-hour crisis line, medical advocacy, and peer educators. The group works with the MSU Sexual Assault Program to provide support, empathy, and information to survivors of gendered violence. SACI delivers assistance to those who have been traumatized by sexual assault and coordinates programs that focus on awareness and prevention. To find out more information regarding volunteers opportunities please visit our Volunteering page!

SACI’s sexual assault awareness programming throughout the year on MSU’s campus consists of sexual violence awareness presentations and multi-session workshops to the university community. Topics include: rape 101, myths and facts, consent, rape culture, drug facilitated sexual assault, and risk reduction. Programs are designed specifically for the classroom, residence halls, and the sorority/fraternity system. Activities that SACI is involved in include Take Back the Night, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and MSU Women’s Leadership Conference.

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Current SACI members can access D2L (Desire 2 Learn) here.

Meet the 2017-18 SACI Executive Board!

Anna Cumming PRESIDENT

Hi! My name is Anna Cumming and I am President of SACI. I’m a History and Political Science Pre-law major with minors in Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Jewish Studies. I have been working with SACI since September of 2016. In addition to SACI, I am an RA, an Undergraduate Learning Assistant, and a Tour Guide for MSU. I volunteer with the LBGT Resource Center and helped to plan Take Back the Night this year. After I graduate, I plan on attending law school, where I will study human rights and constitutional law, focusing specifically on women’s rights and helping survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. In my free time, I enjoy petting as many dogs as I can, listening to classic rock, and consuming excessive amounts of coffee!

Taylor Kuminski VICE PRESIDENT

Taylor is a third-year student triple-majoring in animal science, integrative biology, and psychology with minors in women’s studies and entomology. This is her second year being the vice president of SACI, and she joined in the fall of her freshman year (2015), and has been involved ever since. Her reason for joining SACI was that she was passionate about helping and supporting survivors of sexual assault, and wanted to make a difference on campus. Taylor also teaches consent-informed self-defense and is a peer educator for the Sexual Assault and Relationships Violence (SARV) peer education program. In her free time, Taylor enjoys ballroom dancing and working at the MSU Dairy Barns.

Emily Spoeri SECRETARY

My name is Emily Spoeri!  I am senior here at Michigan State and am working toward a degree in Lyman Briggs- Biochemistry/Biotechnology. I completed my training for SACI just this past Spring (2017) and am so excited to now be serving as Secretary! I am a member of Greek life in Pi Beta Phi sorority and also an active member of the Spartans Rebuilding Michigan Club! My hometown is near Chicago, Illinois… Go Hawks! In my spare time when I’m not studying, I love trying new restaurants and of course watching countless netflix series. I love getting to know new people so don’t be shy!

Kitae Jung TREASURER

Hiya! I’m Kitae Jung (pronounced kee-tay jung), and I’m a sophomore pursuing a Pre-medical/Neuroscience major with a Women and Gender studies minor! I’ve been a part of SACI since this past year and it has been a life changing opportunity to make real change in such a grim world. The work that’s done through this program isn’t easy, but it is extremely fulfilling and I am glad to be given the opportunity to aid those in need.

Meg Notoriano POLITICAL OUTREACH CHAIR

My name is Meg Notoriano, I am 20 years old and going into my junior year at Michigan State. I am a Communications major with a double minor in Sociology and Leadership in Organizations. I joined SACI E-board because the issue of sexual violence isn’t just something I address, work against, and cope with. It is also the one area of my life and community that I have put blood, sweat, and tears into. I want to further my development, and that of the group, in order to create an even stronger support system and activist team within SACI. I wholeheartedly love our group and I am honored to achieve this level of involvement.

Dee Church COMMUNITY OUTREACH CHAIR

Dee Church studies psychology and LBGTQIA+ studies at Michigan State University. They plan on being a social worker who works with the LBGTQIA+ community. Over the summer of 2017 they worked as an intern for Equality Michigan in their Department of Victim Services. They hope to expand into further assisting sexual assault and domestic violence survivors within that community, and has been a SACI volunteer since the fall of 2016.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

My name is Allie Choi, I am a sophomore at Michigan State studying Social Work with a minor in Women Studies. I joined SACI in the Spring of 2017 and am currently serving as the public relations representative on SACI’s E-board. I joined SACI with the desire to help people affected by sexual violence and as a way to be more involved with this issue on campus. In my free time, I enjoy attending live music, traveling, and trying new restaurants(and coffee!).