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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

Next Class

Open to UCSD Staff, Students, Faculty and affiliates
Minimum age requirement: 16

Time and Date

3 consecutive days, 4-hour sessions each day (12 hours total)
Tues., April 12 through Thurs., April 14, 5–9 p.m.


Police Training room, UCSD Police Dept, Campus Services Complex-Bldg B (map)


$10 for new participants, free to returning participants