The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System for women is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. RAD System is a comprehensive course for women which begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. RAD for men is not currently available on campus. 

Delaware Valley University offers RAD training for women upon request. This 15-hour class, consisting of approximately 12 to 15 women, is designed to make women more aware of their surroundings and empower them through self-defense. 

For more information on the Rape Aggression Defense Program, contact the Public Safety and Security Department by email or phone, 215.489.2315.