MSUM women invited to participate in Rape Aggression Defense

All MSUM women are invited to participate in a small group and structured self-defense program. Please consider participating in this great opportunity.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) is a nationally recognized self-defense program that teaches women to recognize, avoid and defend themselves from being physically attacked. RAD is a combination of simple, effective physical techniques specifically designed for females along with mental and emotional awareness and preparation.

Further information can be found by visiting RAD’s official website.

The MSUM Department of Public Safety is paying all of the related costs of this program as our commitment to the university community. This program is open only to our female faculty, staff, and students. You do not have to bring any special skills or ability to the training. We only require that you bring a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to defending yourself.

Our tentative class schedule is as follows (please note, due to the progressive nature of the training, it is important that you make every possible effort to be at all 6 class sessions). All sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

Monday, Feb. 25
Monday, March 4
Monday, March 18
Monday, March 25
Monday, April 8
Monday, April 22

The training will be conveniently and privately held on the MSUM campus. We currently have openings for 15 participants. Please email Sgt. Marc Baetsch at to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions or concerns before committing to the program.