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.

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

MSUM Security held its first RAD class in October of 2008 and the feedback was very positive. We hope to offer this class twice a semester.

The MSUM Security Department 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 class sessions)

Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

The training will be conveniently and privately held on the MSUM campus. We currently have openings for 13 participants. Please email baetsch@mnstate.edu to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions or fears before committing to the program.

www.mnstate.edu/publicsafety/rad.aspx