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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:  

As of August 2, 2021, Aurora staff will begin to transition back to the office. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate all drop-ins as advocates will be in the office for limited hours.

Meetings in the office may be available upon request and by appointment only. Appointments over Zoom are still available.

Appointments can be scheduled by emailing or by calling 612-626-2929 Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Prevention Education: 

Workshops are being facilitated by Aurora staff and trained volunteers.

Workshops will be facilitated both in person and remotely using Zoom, as determined by the preferences of those requesting and Aurora facilitators jointly.

You can request a workshop using the following link:

We Are Here For You


  • Emergencies: Call 911
  • 24hr Helpline: (612) 626-9111
  • Textline: (612) 615-8911
    • M-F 9am-3pm only



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

Request a Workshop

Workshops are being facilitated by Aurora staff and trained volunteers.

Due to distancing guidelines, all workshops will be facilitated remotely using Zoom or other technology services. Efforts to customize and engage in dialogue/activities will still be made.

Use our quick online form

Please request at least three weeks in advance.

Visit Us

Appleby Hall, Suite 117

Drop-in & scheduled appointments available

Apply to Volunteer

Currently, precautions relating to COVID-19 and other budget issues Aurora can not offer our 40 hour training which does not allow new volunteers to join Aurora. Our previously trained and confidential volunteers are still covering our 24 Hour Helpline and facilitating workshops remotely.

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