S.A.F.E. is an unparalleled 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program – encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention – that provides women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. The program has a dual purpose:
The basis of the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system is realistic self defense for Women (not a martial arts program). It provides women and young girls with an environment to nurture and develop positive skills, attitudes, belief in self and physical fitness. It is structured as a WOMEN ONLY course and taught by certified R.A.D. instructors. The three focuses are: Risk Reduction, Physical Defense and Dynamic Simulation. Students are provided with a course booklet for practice and reference. The booklet outlines the entire course and remains with the student upon course completion for growth and development. Each student, upon successful completion of the R.A.D. course, is a lifetime member and may return FREE to courses offered around the country (with their student manual signed by the R.A.D. instructor). Students must attend all 12 hours of the program, but no other costs or equipment are required. Only your dedication is required to succeed.
At this time due to COVID-19 we cannot safely conduct any SAFE or RAD classes. If you are interested in a Personal Safety and Awareness conversation, please check out the description from our Community Engagement Unit and follow the directions to request a program. ***
Although we would like to, RAD is not available upon request for individual groups as it takes more than one session to complete. We do encourage your group to participate in the scheduled sessions.
SAFE may be scheduled for individual groups who can commit a full 2 hours to the program. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss scheduling a session for your group.
We have provided a brief survey for you to complete which will help us better serve our faculty, staff, students, and community to further assist us in our programming. Please complete the short Personal Safety/Self Defense Survey
If you have questions about RAD or SAFE, please contact ISU Police at (309) 438-8631.
This program was created with the generous support of the ISU Parents Advisory Board and University Health Education Coordinating Council.