RAD Info

Rape is a very real aspect of our society, one in three women can expect to be sexually assaulted.

RAD is a comprehensive self-defense course designed for women which combines physical techniques and common sense crime prevention methods. WFU Police Department employees have been trained and certified to be RAD instructors. RAD gives women the tools to defend themselves and builds the self-confidence a woman needs in order to survive an attack.

In a partnership with Health & Exercise Science, RAD is offered as an accredited class here at Wake Forest. It is a pass/fail course lasting a half of a semester. For more information on the accredited class, please contact by email rad@nullwfu.edu.

  • 15 hours of instruction for $25.00 (cost of the manual)
  • Taught by certified members of University Police.
  • Call 336.758.5591 for more details

For non-accredited classes (Yes, you can have just your group of friends in one class). Three weeks advance notification is needed to set up such a class.


Who teaches RAD?

RAD is taught by certified instructors.

Do you need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to be in top physical shape to participate?

No. This program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training.

Where are the classes taught?

RAD classes are taught on campus through Health & Exercise Science and the University Police Department.

Will I receive academic credit?

This class receives one academic credit.

Where can I find the course schedule?


Have Another Question?

If you have specific questions that aren’t addressed above please send them to rad@nullwfu.edu.


RAD Contact Info

  • WFU Police: 336.758.5591
  • Health & Exercise Science: 336.758.5391
  • Email: rad@wfu.edu