Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

Beyond the Diag will post safety related articles to living off-campus. Our goal is to raise awareness and provide you with tools to keep yourself and your home or apartment safe.

SAPAC Awareness

SAPAC is the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan, and April is SAPAC Awareness Month. SAPAC’s office space is located on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union and is open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. You can email to schedule an appointment, and there is also a 24-hour crisis line - 734-936-3333.

Take a look at the events section of the SAPAC website for information on upcoming events.

Empowerment Self-Defense

The Division of Public Safety & Security are hosting Empowerment Self-Defense classes for people in the community to explore the culture of violence and teach skills for personal safety and physical self defense in a multitude of different contexts. People who participate will gain situational awareness skills, evade conflict and set boundaries both verbal and physical, and interrupt unwanted behavior not only with strangers but in intimate and interpersonal relationships as well.

COVID-19 Updates

As part of the university’s continuing plan to keep our community safe, all staff, faculty, and students are required to report that they have received their COVID-19 booster. 


Keep yourself and others safe and healthy on campus and in the community:

Booster Shots 

Get your booster shot as soon as you are eligible and submit your info here.


Mask Up

DPSS Safety Updates

In order to promote a safe environment for all the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan, it is important that we all remind ourselves of good safety practices in everyday life and in case of an emergency. Here is a reminder DPSS would like to share with all members within the UM community:


Home Safety during Winter Break

Unfortunately, the holidays are a time when student properties are targeted for break-ins, as criminals anticipate that properties may be unoccupied during the break and may still contain electronics and other valuables.