R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems

Kutztown University Public Safety & Police Services is proud to offer free R.A.D. classes to our entire university community during the Fall and Spring academic semesters.

Series of images of RAD training -  person in red padded cloting next to another in black padded clothing. A female practicing defensive maneuvers against the individual in the red padded clothing. Another female swinging a fist at the person wearing black padded clothing.

What Is the R.A.D.?

  • The R.A.D. Systems course teaches women self-defense concepts and techniques. KUPD covers various types of potential assault, addressing each type with easy, effective, and proven self-defense tactics.
  • Starts with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training.
  • All KUPD training staff are certified R.A.D. instructors.
  • R.A.D. is not a martial arts program—no previous experience is required.
  • R.A.D. provides the knowledge and skills women need to make an educated decision about resistance.
  • Certified R.A.D. instructors use our specialized simulation techniques and equipment.
  • Course includes a workbook/reference manual that outlines the entire physical defense program, so you can refer and continue to improve once the course is over.
  • Free lifetimes return and practice policy—any class, anywhere. R.A.D. is the only self-defense program with this policy—good anywhere in the world that R.A.D. courses are offered.
  • A.D. textbooks are free. They are yours to keep courtesy of KUPD.

R.A.D. for Men

R.A.D. for Men courses may be offered upon request and dependent upon sufficient enrollment. This class is only offered to male students, staff, and faculty.

To register for R.A.D. contact:

R.A.D. Coordinator
Det. Cpl. Amanda George

Administrative Assistant to Chief
Danielle Santos

Kutztown University Student Resources

  • KU Women’s Center (610) 683-4655
  • Safe Berks Hotline (844) 789-7233
  • KUPD emergency line: (610) 683-4001 or 911
  • KUPD non-emergency: (610) 683-4002