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 Session

VTPD will facilitate two RAD sessions during Fall 2018. Classes will be held 6-9pm in New Residence Hall East- Residence Life Resource Officer Community Center. Apply here!

  • Session I: (Tuesdays - Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2)
  • Session II: (Thursdays - Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4)

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

 

Upcoming Faculty/Staff Session

Please contact Officer John Tarter for information about Faculty/Staff RAD 2019.

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