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Slippery Rock University
Police Department
(724) 738-3333

The R.A.D. Systems at SRU


In an effort to educate female students in the area of self-defense, the Slippery Rock University Police Department provides women with the opportunity to attend the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program.

The Rape Aggression Defensive Systems is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics.  R.A.D. is not a martial arts programs.  The course provides women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance.  R.A.D. courses are currently taught by certified instructors at over 400 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Cananda.

The R.A.D. program is a comprehensive course designed soley for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing into the basics of hands-on defensive training.  Classes are designed for all women, regardless of their physical fitness ability. That's because an attacker can target any woman, regardless of age or physical fitness ability. 

Women who take the course will receive 12 hours of instruction which covers basic safety and self-defense skills and explores a defensive mindset.  This system of realistic defense provides women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance.  Realistic self-defense techniques are reviewed.  These aren't kung fu moves, but techniques that are easy for any woman with physical fitness ability.  That's why the class is so beneficial - it's basic

Current Class Schedule:

Class 1: October 21st, 28th, and November 4th, 11th, 2014 CLOSED

Class 2: November 1st, 8th, 15th, 2014 

 Staff Class: Jan 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 2015


Now Accepting Applications 

Class 1:  Course will be held for four days three     hours a day from 5pm to 8pm.  ( Tuesdays ) CLOSED

Class 2: Course will be held for three days four hours a day from 8am to 12pm. ( Saturdays )

Staff Class: Course will be held for four days three hours a day from 1pm to 4pm.


Sexual Assault Resources

R.A.D for Men Application

Staff Class 2015 R.A.D. for Women

R.A.D. for Women Application Class 2 


How to help a student who says they've been sexually assaulted

*Make sure they are safe

*Keep the information confidential

*Accept their feelings

*Be calm, sensitive and non-judgemental

*Refer student to:

1. University Police      (724) 738-3333

2. Women's Center Bridge Project     
(724) 738-2121
3. VOICe (Victim Outreach Intervention Center) Hotline     (800) 400-8551
4. Student Counseling Center (724)738-2034
5. Student Health Services - for medical attention             (724) 738-2052

*Offer to accompany student to an on-campus resource

*Resist making decisions for the student; i.e., offer available resources but do not mandate a particular action

*Respect the student's decision to either report or not report the assault

No one deserves to be assaulted.  Know that the effects can be overwhelming.  Feelings of guilt, fear and confusion are common.  There are many resources available to support you and help you explore your options. 

Confidential Crime Tip Line

This confidential tip line is for anyone with information related to criminal or suspicious activities on campus. 

To leave information related to a campus crime, including description of the person or persons involved, vehicle involved, or other information that may aid police in their investigation call:

724-738-2SRU 724.738.2778

Callers may leave their name and numbers if they choose to. 

Caller information will be kept confidential.