The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education


Description of Unit’s Work/Mission:

To serve all victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual and relationship violence at the University of Minnesota.

The mission encompasses these goals:

  • Deliver free and confidential services to everyone at the University of Minnesota.
  • Build partnerships between The Aurora Center and other departments on campus.
  • Create awareness about sexual violence and oppression at the University of Minnesota.
  • Provide meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities.

We envision a campus where:

  • Sexual violence is unacceptable;
  • Victims/survivors/concerned people receive the advocacy, compassion, and support they deserve from friends, family, the campus community, as well as from the medical, legal, and criminal justice systems;
  • Students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders help us challenge the institutions, practices and policies, and systems that promote sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, ageism, religious oppression, and the oppression of people with disabilities which are among the root causes of sexual violence.
Diversity & Inclusion
Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Campus and College: 
Twin Cities
Geographic Scope: 
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach