University of Vermont

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Training for Women


A self-defense course is being offered through UVM Police Services for all UVM women.

It is a 12 hour course designed to empower women, teach valuable defense skills, physical confron-tation skills, and how to take control for yourself. You will learn how to use your mind, your voice and your body in this course.

The first 3 hour class is lecture style to disseminate information regarding crime awareness and prevention. The next two 3 hour classes are focused on physical self-defense techniques. The final class is a review of the self-defense techniques and simulation (optional) which consist of scenarios allowing the students to use their skills.

For more information, please visit the UVM Police Services website at (prevention services and safety & prevention). The enrollment is a minimum of 10 and a maximum 20 participants. Enrollment is FREE but REQUIRED.

Two individual courses will be run on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY nights.
  • The Wednesday night classes will begin on February 5, 2014 and will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for 4 Wednesdays (Feb. 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th).
  • The Thursday night classes will begin on February 6, 2014 and will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for 4 Thursdays (Feb. 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th).

To enroll for the course or for more information, please contact Officer Sue Roberts at or 802-656-8009.