Welcome to The Aurora Center

The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members or friends affiliated with the University of Minnesota, TC or Augsburg College who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking. Our Mission>>

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and The Aurora Center is looking for your support in bringing awareness regarding the issue of sexual assault to our community and rallying the community to become involved in the various events taking place on campus.

Learn about events on campus and showing your support by visiting our SAAM page!

Get Involved as a Volunteer!

Special Projects Volunteers (Training June 2015)
Looking to get involved with our office? Would you be interested in representing The Aurora Center by staffing various events across campus? The Special Projects Volunteer (SPV) position may be for you!
During our 6 hour training, you will learn important information about preventing sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking and supporting survivors. Download our Volunteer Application Packet and submit to Jerie Smith, Volunteer Coordinator, at smith449@umn.edu by the deadline of Friday, May 1, 2015.

The Aurora Center is also on the St. Paul Campus!

Staff and volunteers available by appointment.

Boynton St. Paul Clinic
1st Floor Coffey Hall
1420 Eckles Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

Contact us to make an appointment at:

24 Hour Helpline: 612.626.9111
Email: aurora@umn.edu
Business Line: 612.626.2929
Text Line: Text "TALK" to 612.615.8911

UMN Sexual Assault Response Protocol

The Sexual Assault Response Protocol details the many ways the University of Minnesota, TC supports victims/survivors of sexual assault who come forward to ask for help and/or report to seek consequences for those who hurt them. This protocol explains the professional and thoughtful steps and response strategies of many campus offices and professionals who offer victim/survivors help. As you contemplate what your options are, know your rights as a victim/survivor on campus with the help of the UMN Victim Rights guide.

Reporting Violence and Harassment at the UMN

There are many options when it comes to reporting incidents of violence and harassment. Aurora advocates have experience and can help you through all the information, steps, and processes whether you report to police, an academic or student program, a university disciplinary office, etc. Our goal is to support you and help you through the steps.

To learn official university policies on sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or sexual harassment, or how to report or respond to these incidents, visit the University of Minnesota's official policy page as well as the Student Code of Conduct or the Employee Code of Conduct.

The Student Conduct Code procedure and the Student Discipline Process provide details and answers questions about what happens when a report is made to the University student disciplinary process. Should the accused or victim/survivor choose to appeal a disciplinary finding the Campus Committee on Student Behavior provides information on the formal hearing appeal process.

You may also report discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and/or nepotism perpetrated by university community members with the Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action office via phone, in person, or online.

If you'd like to file a police report with UMPD, MPD, or another law enforcement agency, contact Aurora. Advocates can meet you at the police station or arrange an officer to meet you at our comfortable offices to file a report.

Risk Reduction Safety Guidelines - CLICK HERE



If you are interested in making a huge difference and joining over 80 others as an important Aurora Volunteer, fill out an application:
2015-2016 Volunteer Application

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Upcoming Events 2015

April 2015: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) - Check out our list of SAAM events on campus!

June 5, 2015: Special Projects Volunteer Training

Our 24-hour helpline is always operational - 612-626-9111.

Details and more events >>

Contact Us

24-Hour Helpline:

The Aurora Center
Suite 117 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN

Business: (612) 626-2929
Fax: (612) 626-9933

Text: "TALK" to (612) 615-8911

Office hours: 8am-4:30pm M-F

Closed on University Holidays (use 24-hour helpline)


The Aurora Center is committed to valuing diversity, honoring clients from all race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.