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Sexual Assault Prevention and Education

The University of Michigan-Flint provides comprehensive prevention and awareness education to all incoming students, staff and faculty on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. These primary prevention programs include bystander education information, information on consent, applicable state and local laws and campus policies, and risk reduction strategies for individuals and communities.

Prior to arrival on campus, students complete Haven, an online educational requirement for all incoming undergraduate students that addresses alcohol and sexual assault issues, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. This includes:

  • primary prevention information addressing sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking
  • bystander intervention education
  • sexual harassment information, including workplace harassment
  • definition of consent for University of Michigan and relevant information on consent in the state of Michigan
  • State law pertaining to dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • information on risk reduction
  • information on resources available on campus to address these issues
  • information on campus expectations and values

Workshops are offered, and designed, to promote healthy relationships and building students’ skills in communicating about interests, needs, and desires in sexual or intimate relationships. Additionally students, faculty and staff are offerred opportunities to participate in a bystander education program that reinforces bystander intervention skills.