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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.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Spring 2022 RAD Registration Now Open! 
    • Class 1: Tuesdays - February 1, 8, 15, and 22
    • Class 2: Wednesdays - March 16, 23, 30 and April 6

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact officer Daniel Guilliams at 540-231-8123 or Corporal John Tarter at 540-231-6102.

Check back soon for Summer 2022 session dates!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Corporal John Tarter at 540-231-6102.