Center for Prevention & Education

The Center for Prevention and Education (CPE) addresses sex and gender-based violence in four key ways: Prevention, Awareness/Education, Intervention, and Advocacy.  Sex and gender-based violence includes sexual violence, stalking, intimate partner violence, exploitation, and harassment.

Marissa Miller ( is the Coordinator for Prevention and Advocacy.  Please reach out to Marissa with any questions about CPE, programs, and events.

CPE’s new website is under construction and is going to be posted very soon.  In the meantime, please see information about CPE below.

CPE manages the You Are Not Alone webpage, which is a comprehensive resource guide for UMW survivors of sex and gender-based violence.

Teal Program

The TEAL (Team for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership) Peer Educators are a group of trained students who provide peer support 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.  The program is supported by the Center for Prevention and Education.  TEAL peer educators are not required to report to the Title IX Coordinator.  If you have questions or want to learn more about the TEAL program, please contact Marissa Miller, Coordinator for Prevention and Advocacy, at or (540) 654-1193.

OVW Grant

In September 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) awarded the University of Mary Washington the Campus Program Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking.  The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) is a team of key individuals and agencies from across UMW’s campus and the greater community.

The Center for Prevention and Education (CPE) was established in 2016 as part of UMW’s grant through the Office on Violence Against Women which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice.