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

RAD Class Participants

Purdue University faculty, staff, students and visitors 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 Course Location:

Purdue Police Department
TERY Conference Room
205 South Martin Jischke Drive

S.A.F.E. is an introduction to women’s self-defense. The program last 2.5 hours, and consists of a safety talk/awareness session followed by an introduction to basic physical defense tactics. The program is free of charge and the minimum age for participants is thirteen. Athletic style clothing is recommended and shorts are not permittedS.A.F.E. is appropriate for women of all physical abilities.  

The following S.A.F.E. sessions are CANCELED:

  • Mar 28 (Sat)  2 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Apr  7  (Tue)  6 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Apr 15 (Wed) 6 - 8:30 p.m.
  • May 2  (Sat)   2 - 4:30 p.m.
  • May 6  (Wed)  6 - 8:30 p.m.
  • May 10 (Sun)  2 - 4:30 p.m.

 These are duplicate sessions, so please only register for one.

* Please indicate which session you prefer in the "message" section.*


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.

For additional information or to inquire about scheduling a S.A.F.E. session for your organization, e-mail Lt. Sarah Clark at

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