The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System is a program offered to female students and employees at Virginia Tech.
The four-part course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Participants learn self-defense tactics and techniques.
The free course is taught by Virginia Tech Police Department officers and is offered several times a year.
- Fall 2017 R.A.D. Session (Tuesdays | Sept. 12, 19, 26, and Oct. 3)
Classes meet from 6-9 p.m. in the Residence Life Resource Officer Community
Center, on the first floor of Dietrick Hall. There is an exterior entrance on the east side of the building.