On-demand Webinars

March 20, 2024

Sexual Assault Prevention to Meet the Needs of Today’s College Students: Insights from the University of Michigan


Higher Education


PreventionSafetyStudent Training

As the world changes rapidly around us, our sexual assault prevention approaches must also shift and adapt to meet the needs of today’s students.

In this webinar, Anne Huhman, Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor will share information including the research, frameworks, and practices that have inspired their recent prevention programming efforts. This includes developing their own model, which encourages reflection on how power and identity impact value-based decision-making among students.

Anne will also share insights into how their organization was able to successfully advocate for resources to scale up their prevention efforts with the graduate student population – and how they have integrated those efforts into academic coursework. Lastly, she will discuss a new program they have developed that aims to serve as a “bridge to care” from academic departments to their office.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar:

  • Participants will learn about emerging research, frameworks, and practices that can support the growth of prevention programming on campus.
  • Participants will learn about a case example that illustrates the successful advocacy for increased funding that supports the expansion of prevention programming.
  • Participants will learn about two examples of how prevention programming can be integrated into the fabric of an academic department.


Anne Huhman, MSW

Director of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC)

Anne Huhman (she/her), MSW is the Director of the University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Journalism and Strategic Communication, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, concentrating in Community Organizing.
Anne has worked at SAPAC for 18 years and has held six different professional roles throughout that time. She provides strategic direction for the office, manages the day-to-day operations, and oversees all of the unit’s prevention education, survivor support and advocacy, student leadership development and training, and community outreach and engagement efforts. She helps lead the institution in its sexual misconduct prevention, survivor support, and holistic wellness efforts through the Coordinated Community Response Team, Well-Being Collective, and DEI Lead Team.
Anne helped create the original sexual violence prevention program that is required for all first-year undergraduate students at the University of Michigan, and continues to provide leadership for required sexual violence prevention programming for incoming students at U-M. Anne is passionate about culture change and working collaboratively towards creating healthy, inclusive, respectful, and socially just communities.