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- 1 out of every 4 college women polled was sexually assaulted during four years at college. (Ms. Magazine study on sexual assault and rapes)

- More than 8 out of 10 women sexually assaulted, knew their attacker

- In 2003, there were 198,850 victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault. (2003 NCVS)

- Of these approximately 199,000 victims, about 81,000 were victims of completed rape, 61,060 were victims of attempted rape, and 80,910 were victims of sexual assault. (2003 NCVS)

- Only about 40% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement in 2003.

- Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.

The Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.) is a comprehensive self–defense system for women. The RAD program is available to employees and students. The program includes awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance strategies, as well as options available to women during a confrontation or attack. RAD is a hands on defense training program, not a martial arts course.

R.A.D. is taught by nationally certified DPS officers. The program focuses on developing self-defense as one of the options available to women. The system includes carefully selected, realistically employable defense tactics which utilize a woman's personal weapons (such as hands and feet). These tactics are easy to learn and easy to retain.

We also offer a free lifetime practice policy, which encourages students who have completed the course to return to any RAD class and practice with a certified instructor at absolutely no cost.

If you have questions or if you are interested in taking part in the program, please contact the instructors at rad@dickinson.edu.


400 W. North St. - Rear | Carlisle, PA 17013
Telephone Ext.: 1349 | Off Campus: (717) 245-1349