Violence Prevention and Confidential Support

Office of Violence Against Women Campus Grant

Resources and Support

The University offers resources that allow individuals who have experienced harm or sexual misconduct to seek the help they need. Sometimes an individual wants file a report or to speak to somebody confidentially without filing a report or seeking follow up on their concerns. 

Mandatory Prevention Training

Program Access:

At the beginning of each academic year, students will receive notice, with instructions on how to complete the online training. Students will use their Umich secure single sign-on to access their Vector course(s). 

Program Overview:

Our prevention courses are designed for use at a population level that is, given to an entire population of students, such as an entering first-year class. This method creates a comprehensive learning experience that:  Motivates behavior change; Resets unrealistic expectations; Links student choices to academic and personal success; Helps students practice healthier and safer decision-making.


Individuals who believe they may have an overwhelming or intense emotional reaction to the content of the online training programs should contact Violence Prevention and Confidential Support  at 313-593-3503 or [email protected] to request accommodation.

For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact  Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS), at [email protected] or 313-593-5310

All students are required to complete Vector Prevention courses.

Events and Programs

Know it. Name it . Understand It.

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Start with Empathy

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Brené Brown on Empathy
Empathy is feeling WITH people.
— Dr Brené Brown

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