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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

Registration for Spring 2024 RAD for WOMEN - STUDENTS is now CLOSED.  

We will post the FALL 2024 dates later this summer. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Corporal John Tarter at tarterj@vt.edu.

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Stay tuned for Summer 2024 RAD session dates!

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