Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange, S.A.F.E

RAD Class Participants

Purdue University faculty, staff and students have access to S.A.F.E.(Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange, a comprehensive course of situational awareness, realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.  S.A.F.E is one of the leading self defense courses, founded by the National Self Defense Institute, offered in the United States.

S.A.F.E Courses

Purdue Police Department
TERY Conference Room
205 South Martin Jischke Drive

S.A.F.E.(Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) training is a 2.5 hour long program, which is an introduction to women’s self-defense.  The program consists of a one hour safety talk/awareness session, a video and a one hour long introduction to basic physical defense tactics. The program is free of charge and the minimum age for participants is twelve.  Affiliation with the University is not required to register, and participants will be registered in the order in which the requests are received.  Athletic style clothing is recommended and shorts are not permitted.  

The next program sessions are scheduled for (note: these are duplicate sessions, so please only register for one):

  • Saturday July 7th from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday July 12th from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday July 21st from 2:00-4:30 p.m.

For additional information, e-mail  To enroll in one of the scheduled S.A.F.E. courses at Purdue, click here. Enrollment priority is given to University students, staff, and faculty, and it is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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