Safety Programs

radPurdue University staff and students have access to the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System, a comprehensive course of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. R.A.D. Systems is one of the largest self-defense networks in the United States.

The courses at Purdue are free and are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors whose initial focus is on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance of assault and rape that then progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Instructors provide a workbook/reference manual and hands-on training. The R.A.D. system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. It will provide the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. The program is designed primarily for women and is suitable of all ages and abilities.

Our Purdue Calumet R.A.D Instructors

Officer Randy Moles & Officer Shannon Hamel