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

Both Spring 2019 RAD sessions are now full.

Please check back for Fall 2019 session dates.

Classes will be held 6-9pm in New Residence Hall East- Residence Life Resource Officer Community Center.

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

VTPD will host Faculty Staff RAD in Summer 2019 on Thursdays May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20 from 2-5pm. Location is TBD.

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