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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

The Summer 2021 Faculty/Staff RAD class will be held on Tuesdays May 25th, June 1st and June 8th from 2-5pm.

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

Both of VTPD's Spring 2021 RAD sessions are currently full. 

Fall 2021 RAD session dates will be announced in late Summer 2021.

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