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Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education

The Aurora Center helps people who have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking. Legal advocacy, counseling referrals, academic intervention, and a support group are free and confidential. The center also offers help in filing police reports, getting medical attention, and filing restraining orders. Advocacy services are available 24 hours, seven days a week. Educational programs are offered on sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and date rape drugs. Each fall, a one-hour program educates about 5,000 entering freshman and their parents on these issues.

For information on sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking call 612-626-2929 or see (www.umn.edu/aurora). The 24-hour crisis line number is 612-626-9111.

Rape Aggression Defense Program

Thanks to a grant from TCF Banks, UMPD now offers instruction in Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) through the University Recreation Center. The RAD Program is a comprehensive course for women and begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

The RAD Program:

  • is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques;
  • utilizes easy, effective and proven tactics against various types of assault;
  • provides you with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance;
  • teaches women to take an active role in their own self defense and psychological well being.

For more information on this program visit the Department of Recreational Sports.

Shuttle Service

Parking and Transportation Services offers free shuttle bus service around the University. Shuttles run between the east and west banks of the Minneapolis campus and to and from the St. Paul campus. For more information, call 612-626-7275 or see (www.umn.edu/pts/).

Threat Assessment Team

A team of psychologists and police professionals is available to assess and recommend ways to prevent potential violence. For more information call 612-625-2000.

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Motorist assistance program (m.a.p.)

Locked your keys in your car? The Motorist Assistance Program is a FREE program designed to help Twin Cities Parking and Transportation Services customers who are legally parked in any University parking facility. This includes University meters, surface lots, ramps, garages, loading zones, and vendor stalls. This program does not include Fairview-University Hospital parking facilities.

After calling our hotline, 612-626-PARK (7275), individuals will receive assistance with unlocking vehicles when the keys are locked inside, changing flat tires, jumpstarting vehicles, and can be given referrals upon request to a service station when the problem is beyond the scope of our staff.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Service is not available on weekends or official University holidays.

Call 612-626-PARK (7275) for motorist assistance.

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