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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

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 Spring 2023 is now closed. Keep an eye out for more dates in the future!

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

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