Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D. for Women)
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.
Summer 2023 RAD registration is now OPEN!
Session I: Fridays June 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 2-5pm. Location is TBA.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Corporal John Tarter at 540-231-6102.
Registration for Fall 2023 is now open!
Session I: Thursdays 6-9pm, August 31, September 7, 14, and 21 Location TBD
Session II: Mondays 6-9pm, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6 Location TBD
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact officer Daniel Guilliams at 540-231-8123 or Corporal John Tarter at 540-231-6102.