Educational Programs

The Department of Public Safety values education and personal responsibility in the University of Iowa Community. By raising awareness and helping others protect themselves and their belongings, the community will continue to grow. Click on the following links to sign-up or learn more about each educational offering.

Violent Incident Survival Training (VIST)

The goal of this training is to begin your mental preparation of recognizing, assessing, and responding to threats against you.  A.L.I.C.E. is being taught around the country to law enforcement, college campuses, K-12 schools, private business, and other social organizations who realize they need education on this topic.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

The nation's largest self-defense program for women improves self-awareness, teaches personal safety techniques, and helps participants gain confidence and knowledge. More »

Personal Safety and Self-Protection

Course for all UI Community members to learn basic personal safety and resistance techniques and reduce risk. More »

Disruptive Persons/Personal Safety and Self-Protection for University of Iowa Employees

Prepares participants for disruptive persons and addresses emergency protocols for departments or organizations. More »

Know the Law & Know Your Rights

Participants are educated about state and local laws. Some topics include alcohol and drug awareness/consequences, sexual assault, and 4th Amendment rights (search and seizure). More »

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