officer Thompson with her K9 unit

Rape Aggression Defense Class

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class is a comprehensive, women-only course that focuses on self-awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The course is taught by specially trained university police officers who receive certification as RAD instructors. The class includes educational components composed of lecture, discussion, and physical resistance strategies.

The goal of the program is to develop and enhance a woman’s options for self-defense, giving her viable options if she is ever attacked. Students learn by participating in a series of hands-on, realistic, self-defense tactics and reinforcing the power of the voice. RAD is not a martial arts program. This course is a multi-day program which is usually scheduled in the evening time.

To sign up for the RAD class please fill out the RAD class form.