Creating Safer Spaces

Creating Safer Spaces is a campus-wide initiative to advance our prevention, education, and response to sexual violence and gender-based violence on campus. As a campus community, we value the safety and well-being of all students. We recognize that sex and gender-based violence occurs across multiple identities and know that support for our most vulnerable populations, including college women, transgender, and nonbinary students, as well as men, are central to our mission. By creating a safer space, we offer support to students impacted by sexual and gender-based violence and partner with students, staff, and faculty to cultivate an environment free from violence.

Creating Safer Spaces. Stop Sexual Violence.

Our Response

The Center for Gender and Sexuality (CGS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provide confidential support services to all members of our campus. Whether you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, or sexual harassment, you are free to access advocacy and support services with the Sexual Assault Advocate and/or CGS Director.

Advocacy Services Include:

  • Sexual Violence resources and recovery information
  • LGBTQIA+ Safe Space
  • Survivor resources and support for non-offending friends and family members
  • Center staff available for confidential conversations

Prevention & Education

Would you like to learn more about how to prevent sexual assault and harassment? The CGS Peer Education program offers weekly programming to address the dynamics of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, bystander intervention strategies, including how to support survivors, inclusive sex ed, healthy relationships, voting rights, and more.
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Prevention Certificates

Sexual Violence Prevention and Healthy Masculinity Certificate programs are offered twice annually during the academic year and are open to faculty, staff, and students. If you are interested in a workshop and/or certificate program offering, please complete the following presentation form.

Peer Education

The Peer Education program is a group of paid student staff who are passionate about education, prevention, and awareness. Students are trained through a certification program through the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Certified Peer Education Program, a nationally-recognized leader in peer education training. If you are interested in applying to become a peer educator, email CGS at cgs.umflint@umich.edu.