Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rape Aggression Defense Program Information

The 2013 annual "Playing it Safe" campus safety report is now online and
available for viewing on the website of the Lehigh University Police
Department. In addition to updated statistics on campus crime, the report
also includes an overview of various safety programs at Lehigh, an updated
TRACS map and schedule, a list of emergency phone numbers and tips for
staying safe on and off campus.

The report can be viewed at the following link:


Additionally, the LUPD would like to remind the Lehigh community that we
are once again offering self-defense instruction through the Rape
Aggression Defense (RAD) Program. The RAD program is open to any female
student, faculty or staff member.

The RAD System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and
techniques for women only. It is a comprehensive course that begins with
awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to
the basics of hands-on defense training.

The RAD course is offered free of charge. The basic physical defense class
is 12 hours, divided up into four days, three hours each day.

Fall RAD classes will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evenings of Sept.
9, 18, 23, and Oct. 7. A second round of classes will be held Nov. 11, 13,
18 and 20.

The classes are held in Sayre Park Village D (The Lodge), and are taught by
the LUPD's certified RAD instructors.

Anyone interested in attending a RAD training session can register at

Questions can be directed to the LUPD at 610-758-4200.