February 23, 2024

New Position, Grant Bolster UMW’s Center for Prevention and Education

Marissa Miller wants University of Mary Washington students to know that when they disclose incidents of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, they will be heard and supported. “Many assume they’ll have to come in and share their story,” said Miller, who recently became the director of UMW’s Center for Prevention and Education, or […]

UMW, Other Virginia Campuses to Hold Virtual ‘Take Back the Night’

Take Back the Night – an international event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms – has had many incarnations since its inception more than 35 years ago, from rallies, marches and performances, to runs, walks and biking events. Now, with the looming presence of COVID-19, the event is going […]

UMW Takes Steps to Raise Awareness and to Combat Sexual Assault

As the 2018-19 school year got under way and on the eve of Domestic Violence Month, dozens of University of Mary Washington students turned out on Campus Walk to sign a “consent” pledge. To what did they consent? Never to commit, condone or remain silent about relationship or sexual violence. The consent campaign highlights national […]