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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 Fall 2022 classes is now closed. Check back later in the semester for the release of Spring 2023 dates!

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

Summer 2022 RAD is now complete. Check back in the Spring for Summer 2023 dates!

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