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Rape Agression Defense (R.A.D.) System

RAD Class Participants

Purdue University staff and students have access to the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System, a comprehensive course of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. R.A.D. Systems is one of the largest self-defense networks in the United States.

R.A.D. Courses

Purdue Police Department
TERY Conference Room
205 South Martin Jischke Drive

Course completion
requires 12 class hours.

The courses at Purdue are free and are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors whose initial focus is on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance of assault and rape that then progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Instructors provide a workbook/reference manual and hands-on training. The R.A.D. system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. It will provide the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. The program is designed primarily for women and is suitable of all ages and abilities.

For additional information, e-mail police@purdue.edu. To enroll in one of the scheduled R.A.D. 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.

In accordance with Purdue policies, all persons have equal access to Purdue University's educational programs, services and activities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. For a more complete statement of Purdue's policies of equal access and equal opportunity, click here . If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Human Relations at vphr@purdue.edu or 765-494-5830.