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It's On Us: R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense Training

It's On Us

It's On Us

Date and Time

Monday, November 28, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2204 PERE MARQUETTE


Program Rationale

It is the intent of this three-hour introductory R.A.D. Awareness Seminar, taught to women only, to empower them through self-awareness and discussions about basic fundamentals of prevention and self-defense.

Program Descriptions

Participants will also be exposed to basic information about crimes that take place on campus, crime prevention methods, and basic self-defense techniques. The emphasis of this seminar will be on the crime of sexual assault.

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. The entire R.A.D. class can also be taught at GVSU and consists of at least 13 hours of instruction.

Intended Outcomes

  • To develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to woman who is attacked
  • Educate participants on risk awareness, risk prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance
  • Introduce participants to the basics of hands-on defense training note, this is NOT a martial arts class
  • Introduce participants to the local resources for sexual assault survivors



Betsie Schoedel

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V.A.W.A. Graduate Assistant
Women’s Center | Grand Valley State University
1201 Kirkhof Center, 1 Campus Drive Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: 616-331-2748




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