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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

Next Women's Basic Self-Defense Class

  • April 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th
  • June 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
  • October 2nd, 4th, 9th, 12th

6pm - 9pm each day

Registration Fee $20.00, includes manual and T-shirt


R.A.D. is the nation's largest self-defense course. R.A.D. is taught at over 1400 colleges and universities, private, municipal, state and federal agencies by more than 6,000 instructors. The R.A.D. approach to personal safety education embodies a practical blend of threat avoidance strategies and real-world assault resistance. Classes are divided by gender identities because the strategies, tactics, and goals differ and there is some personal contact during the training. More information can be found at the RAD Systems website.

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Twelve-hour course available to all students, faculty and staff.


  • Improve self-awareness
  • Gain confidence and knowledge in threatening situations

Course Options

Introduction to Rape Aggression Defense:

A one-hour course introducing students to RAD concepts, risk reduction, and a live simulation.

Basic Self Defense:

Twelve-hour course broken into 3 or 4 segments that combines instruction and participation in self-defense techniques and simulations.

Aerosol Defense Options:

Four-hour course for graduates of Basic Self Defense, eight hours for non-graduates. This version discusses Pepper Spray and Mace.

Keychain/Flashlight Defense:

Four-hour course for Basic Self-Defense graduates, eight for non-graduates. Course covers instructions on defense techniques with a mini-flashlight and gives the opportunity to participate in several simulations.