The mission of the C.A.R.E. is to prevent violence and foster a healthier and safer campus for all Spiders. The University of Richmond takes a proactive, multi-pronged approach to preventing violence on campus. Preventing interpersonal violence (including but not limited to: sexual violence, stalking, hazing, hate- and bias-motivated violence) is EVERYONE’S job. It’s up to all of us to foster a culture that is safe and healthy for all Spiders.

Prevention Efforts include:

  • Raising awareness about sexual and relationship violence
  • Building the skills and confidence needed to intervene in problematic situations
  • Embracing a healthy sexuality
  • Practicing consent in all of our interactions
  • Building skills for healthier relationships
  • Encouraging a culture of accountability
  • Changing the social norms that perpetuate violence

As a branch of UR's Health Promotion department, the C.A.R.E. is organized by the Healthy Relationships and Violence Prevention Educator, who oversees violence prevention programming for the campus community, including awareness and education on sexual and interpersonal violence, bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality.

Check out some of the prevention work we have throughout the year and stay up-to-date with ways that YOU can be the change here at UR. Follow us on insta @spiders_care or on Facebook!