OSUPD Educational Programming

To increase safety preparedness for students, faculty and staff, The Ohio State University Police Division is working to educate the campus community about how to properly respond to possible threats or emergency situations on campus. Please consider registering your class or department for one of the programs below to increase your ability to respond in a threatening scenario. Each program can be tailored to the specific needs of the participants. Please specify when making a request.


Surviving an Active Aggressor
Learn the best practices for responding to an active aggressor threat. Training options include a presentation of information and hands-on techniques applicable to civilian response.

Alcohol/Drug Awareness
The course teaches participants how alcohol and drugs can affect a person's body and mind, the legal and societal consequences of drugs and alcohol, their effect on driving, and decision-making.

General Campus Safety
The Ohio State University is home to more than 100,000 students, faculty staff and visitors each day. Learn general techniques on how to protect yourself and others.

Commuter & Off-Campus Living Safety
This presentation offers simple and useful tactics a commuter or off-campus resident can use to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their property.

Introduction to Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)
This course serves as an introductory version of OSUPD’s 5-week Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) self-defense program. Included is personal safety information and hands-on techniques. For those on the fence about taking the full class, this is a great way to experience what the class encompasses and meet instructors. This is a women-only program.

Response to Disruptive & Distressed Individuals
Participants will learn the behavioral indicators and management techniques for dealing with individuals who are either disruptive to their everyday work environment and/or in crisis.

See Something, Say Something
OSUPD asks everyone to be alert and pay attention to their surroundings. Participants will learn how to spot suspicious behavior and how to know what to look for. The course also discusses when it is appropriate to contact police and let them investigate the matter.