Center for Prevention & Education

The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Prevention and Education provides our community with education, resources and support in all matters related to gender-based violence, prohibited sexual conduct, healthy relationships, and consent education. Contact us for resources, information, workshop and training opportunities, event updates, speaking engagements, club collaboration, and more! CPE was established in 2016 as part of UMW’s grant through the Office on Violence Against Women.

Volunteer with CPE

If you are looking for meaningful volunteer experiences or just want to stay in the loop with what is happening with CPE, please join our monthly volunteer mailing list here. 


TEAL Peer Educators

TEAL (Team for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership) is a group of trained students who provide peer mentoring services to UMW students concerned about sex or gender-based violence. TEAL partners with clubs, classes, residence halls, and other groups across campus to create student-centered programming and training. TEAL peer educators are not required to report to the Office of Title IX.

Questions for TEAL? Email them at

Check back soon for more details on how to apply to TEAL and to meet your 2019-2020 TEAL Peer Educators! 

Upcoming Events

Golf Cart Trivia
Thursday, September 12, 9-12:30 around campus

CPE and Title IX in partnership with UMW Police will be offering golf carts rides around campus – with a twist! Students will be challenged to answer trivia questions and will have the chance to win swag! Think “Cash Cab” but with the delightful Lt. Gill and Marissa Miller as hosts.

Step Up! Bystander Intervention Level 1 Training
Wednesday, September 18th, 5:30pm in the Magnolia Room (UC 406). 
Step Up! is back! Our first workshop of the semester will introduce everyone to the concepts of bystander intervention and teach participants the skills needed to effectively identify and intervene in sticky situations. If you are brand-new to bystander intervention, this is the workshop for you!