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Rape Aggression Defense Classes

Learn about UCSD's self-defense classes for women.

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a national program designed to provide women with the concepts and methods needed for self-defense. The program enables women to take a more active role in protecting themselves and their psychological well-being.

R.A.D. program classes are held every quarter at the UCSD Police Department located at Campus Services Complex, Building B (map). The class is taught by certified R.A.D. instructors over three evenings, and costs $10. It is open to all women in the community.

Take a R.A.D. class to learn:

  • Effective and proven self-defense techniques
  • Awareness and prevention
  • Risk reduction and avoidance

If you have questions or want to sign up for the next class, contact UCSD's Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE; formerly known as SARC), (858) 534-5793.