University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence

As stated in the policy, “supportive measures are measures typically implemented for Claimants and are designed to address a Claimant’s safety, well-being, and continued access to educational opportunities.” This includes offering support services and information to the complainant involved in a case through SAPAC.  Visit SAPAC’s website for more information on SAPAC’s services for complainants and any U-M community member who experiences sexual or intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.

The key elements of the services a Claimant may expect from SAPAC advocates include:

  • Provision of a confidential listening space;
  • Serving as a process advocate including developing an understanding of and assisting with the navigation of the process;
  • Assisting Claimants in navigating family and community impacts and effects; and
  • Supporting and connecting Claimants with campus and off-campus resources.

SAPAC advocates do not provide:

A SAPAC advocate is available to serve in the following capacities:

  • Attend meetings (investigative conversations, resolution agreement discussions, e.g.) as a support person;
  • Review documents and materials from investigation, final report, and sanctioning agreements as requested;
  • Provide general support;
  • Manage academic, housing, and other immediate and on-going needs, as necessary;
  • Provide information and referral to university and community based resources for additional support needs.