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R.A.D.: Free Self-Defense Training for Women

The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) offers free self-defense training throughout the year. Check the RAD page for additional information.

      • The program trains women in Rape Aggression Defense (RAD), simple yet effective self-defense designed for women on university and college campuses. The program teaches realistic measures to take that do not require special skills, years of practice, or any particular level of fitness.The UWPD offers RAD for free to community members, including faculty, students, and staff as well as our neighbors in the University District. Class participants praise the class for “inspiring” them and helping make them feel “much more confident” and “empowered.” Students have told us they are proud that they completed the simulation training. For more information, email the RAD program administrator.
      • Registration for Winter Quarter will start January 3, 2017. We will also be offering classes in Spring.
        • Winter Qtr. 2017
          • Days:                    Saturdays (three 4-hour classes)
          • Dates:                   Jan. 21 & 28, and Feb. 4; Simulation Feb. 11
          • Times:                   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
        • Spring Qtr. 2017
          • Days:                    Mondays & Wednesdays (four 3-hour classes)
          • Dates:                   Apr. 10, 12, 17 & 19; Simulation Apr. 24
          • Times:                   5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Registration Events

        • Check back here for upcoming bicycle and electronics registrations events on campus!


To request disability accommodation for any of our events, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso@u.washington.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.