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. 

If you are volunteering with us for the first time, please print, read, and sign the CPE Volunteer Agreement Form. You will need to bring this to your first volunteer shift.

TEAL Peer Educators

TEAL Applications are now open! Apply now at

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


Upcoming Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-Off

October 1, 11am-2pm on Campus Walk

Pizza & Consent

October 7, 4pm in HCC 327

Consent is about more than just sex! Come enjoy free pizza as you participate in an LGBTQ+ friendly interactive workshop about consent in relationships. Content covered is relevant to all genders and sexualities, including asexual and aromantic. Co-hosted by CPE, Safe Zone, and the Talley Center.

Break the Cycle

October 9, 6pm in the Cycle Studio

Special themed cycle class co-hosted by Campus Rec!

Let’s Talk

October 16, 7pm in Lee 414

Students with disabilities are almost twice as likely to experience sexual or intimate partner violence than students without. It’s a problem that’s flying under the radar – so let’s talk about it. Join the Office of Disability Resources the Talley Center for Counseling Services, and the Center for Prevention and Education for a discussion about risk factors and prevention followed by a confidential discussion group for survivors and allies. Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by the Center for Prevention and Education, Office of Disability Resources, and Talley Center for Counseling Services

Healthy Relationships Zine Workshop

October 24, 7pm in the Underground

Learn what healthy relationships and boundaries look like, and let your crafty side enjoy a night of custom zine-making.