R.A.D. Classes

Empowering Women

Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a free program provided by The Ohio State University Police Division that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques to women.

Fall Semester R.A.D. Class Update

The safety of our community is our top priority. At this time, there are no R.A.D. classes scheduled for autumn 2020.

The university has convened a group through the COVID-19 Transition Task Force to evaluate in-person events on our campuses in coordination with guidance from the State of Ohio. For additional information or updates, visit https://safeandhealthy.osu.edu/.

Free R.A.D. Courses

Taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors, this comprehensive, women-only course begins with awareness education, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Although students will learn defense strategies, R.A.D. is not a martial arts program.

R.A.D. courses are open to women in Ohio age 14 and older. All students in the course will be provided with a workbook and reference manual that outlines the entire program. Graduates will receive a lifetime return policy to any R.A.D. class nationwide.

Inside Look: OSUPD R.A.D. Class

Inside Look: OSUPD R.A.D. Class