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Self-Defense Courses on Campus

The Center for Women Students organizes and provides two different self-defense courses 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.

This campus night map (PDF) 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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