University of Oregon

Self Defense

Each year, the University of Oregon Police Department presents the self-defense class "Rape Aggression Defense" (R.A.D.) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

R.A.D. is designed to provide students with information and effective, proven self-defense tactics that may prevent or repel physical attacks against women. R.A.D. seeks to educate and instill confidence via three teaching methods: risk reduction principles, physical defensive techniques, and dynamic simulation. R.A.D.'s objective is to develop and enhance self defense options for women.

Read more about, or sign up for, Substance Abuse Prevention Program courses, including R.A.D.

For questions about how R.A.D. is taught at the University of Oregon, and other details about the program, contact Officer Jared Davis (; or call 541-346-2919 and ask to speak to or leave a message for Officer Davis).