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Campus at Night, link to map with locations of Blue Emergency Phones and well-lit routes

Self-Defense Courses on Campus

The Center for Women Students organizes and provides self-defense courses facilitated by University Police on campus. These classes are not for credit and are for personal enrichment only.


Map of Nighttime Lighting on Campus

It is important to know the well-lit areas of campus and take those routes when walking around campus at night.

The campus night map (at the bottom of the link) identifies the best-lit routes on campus, as well as the locations of the blue emergency call-box telephones. These call-box telephones are available for use in an emergency and they directly connect with University Police, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.




RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Course: A Self-Defense Course for Women Students

RAD is a comprehensive self-defense system for women presented by the The Pennsylvania State University Police and the Center for Women Students. It is the only self-defense course endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

This course is a basic introduction to self-defense techniques and open to currently enrolled women students. Things to gain from attending the course include:

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