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Welcome to Aurora

  • Aurora; Established 1986. Believe Survivors, Change the Culture.
  • Free & Confidential Services
  • Power of Respect: Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect Boundaries
  • view of Appleby Hall from scholars walk

The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education provides a free and confidential space for students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Augsburg University who are victims/survivors/concerned people of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct

Access the 2019 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct and the National Aggregate report and data tables here.

COVID-19 Updates

For university wide communication and updates: COVID-19 Updates
Aurora Clients:  The physical office is closed pending further updates from university leadership. Staff are available virtually during business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm. Clients are able to contact staff via email (, or by phone (612-626-2929). Staff may schedule a video conference with clients for follow-up. Aurora's 24 Hour Helpline will remain operational at this time.
Prevention Education: In accordance with University guidelines around COVID-19, Aurora will not be faciltating workshops in-person pending further updates from university leadership. Please contact us to discuss workshops conducted digitally.

We Are Here For You


  • Emergencies: Call 911
  • 24hr Helpline: (612) 626-9111
  • Textline: (612) 615-8911
    • M-F 8am-4:30pm only



  • Appleby Hall, Suite 117
  • Drop-in Appointments
    • M-F 9am-3pm only
  • Scheduled Appointments
    • M-F 9am-4pm only

Request a Workshop

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE: In accordance with University guidelines around COVID-19 precautions, Aurora will not be accepting requests for prevention workshops before April 1st. If your workshop is scheduled for anytime after April 1st, we will proceed normally until University leadership provides further guidance. ***

Use our quick online form

Please request at least three weeks in advance.

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Appleby Hall, Suite 117

Drop-in & scheduled appointments available

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