Tarleton University Police offers Rape Aggression Defense course for women

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton State University Police Department offers a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) women’s self-defense course beginning Monday, Feb. 26. The free, 12-hour course, in four sessions, is open to female students, faculty, staff and the general public.

The course meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27, and March 5 and 6.

RAD instructors focus on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction and the avoidance of assault and rape. The RAD system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by using easy, effective and proven self-defense and martial arts tactics.

Course instructors are Sgts. Kristie Bint and Amanda Miller, and Officer Doug Johnson, all with the Tarleton Police Department. Participants are asked to meet in the foyer of the kinesiology area of Wisdom Gym on Feb. 26. From there, instructors will take participants to the class.

“Our goal is to provide women with the knowledge and skills to make educated decisions about their personal safety, because safety and survival in today’s world require a definite course of action,” Bint said. “We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.”

Minimum age for participants is 13. Due to the popularity of the course, students are encouraged to sign up early.

To register for the spring semester RAD course, contact Bint at 254-968-9565 or email [email protected]. Additional information is available at www.tarleton.edu/police/community/rad.html.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience, marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. Offering degree programs in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online to more than 13,000 students, Tarleton engages with communities through real-world learning experiences to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of nearly 17,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.