June 13, 2024

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The following message is from the Counseling and Psychological Services Center: 

Dear UMW Faculty and Staff, 

The University of Mary Washington and Counseling and Psychological Services will observe National Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April to educate the UMW community about the impact of interpersonal violence and sexual abuse. Counseling and Psychological Services is partnering with several community agencies to support survivors of sexual assault. We would like faculty to get involved in several ways: 

  1. Please share with your students and encourage them to attend on Wednesday, April 3, at 6p.m. in Goolrick Main Gymnasium a presentation of the “Where’s the Line?” campaign. At the event students, faculty, and the community will assemble care kits for sexual assault victims to be distributed to local hospitals, RCASA and Safe Harbor. We are encouraging all students to attend.
  2. We encourage faculty and staff to join us for the event to help assemble over 300 kits and show your support for UMW students and our community.

If you would like further information about events happening in April, please visit the CAPS website at:


Thank you and we look forward to your participation.


Nicole Surething, Ph.D.

Director of CAPS