The Department of Prevention Education provides education around health, wellness, and safety to the Muhlenberg College community. The department is guided by the framework of the Social-Ecological Model which considers community, group, and individual factors for health promotions and interventions.  Prevention Education works in collaboration with departments, student groups, and local organizations to support educational programming regarding issues of alcohol and other drugs, bystander intervention, mental health, sexual health, and gender-based violence, among other concerns. Prevention Education strives to create space for you to develop knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary to be healthy, safe, and successful.  

Mission Statement:

The Department of Prevention Education works to end violence on campus. The department provides education and support for the Muhlenberg College community through a health promotion model that is both preventative and restorative in nature; supports student’s physical health, personal safety and overall sense of emotional well-being, and facilitates an intentionally responsive community who cares for one another.


 Department/Division Goals:

The Department of Prevention Education is committed to providing education, resources, and prevention tools to students in order to promote healthy lifestyles and responsible choices. The Department of Prevention Education also supports the Division of Student Affairs goals which are to:

“Foster an environment that connects academic and experiential learning to help students.

  • Adopt an on-going pattern of intellectual discovery.
  • Synthesize values and skills which contribute to the well-being of mind, body and spirit.
  • Respect diverse peoples, ideas, talents, abilities, and cultures.
  • Practice engaged local and global citizenship.
  • Express themselves with reason and clarity.”