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>>

Association of American Universities (AAU)

Campus Climate Survey of Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

View the top level findings of the survey here.

Affirmative Consent

Learn more about our new policy on the University of Minnesota policy page and how you get consent with a enthusiastic YES!!!

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 visit the University of Minnesota's official policy page.

Learn more about the process of reporting to the university by going to Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action via phone, in person, or online.

The Office for Student Conduct & Academic Integrity (OSCAI) also has information available about reporting sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking.

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.

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.

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Contact Us

24-Hour Helpline:

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

Contact us to make an appointment


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.