Campus Police – R.A.D.

female student striking pad

female student striking pad held by instructor

Spring 2016:

Thursdays, March 17, 24 and 31 from 6-9 p.m.

The women of Purdue North Central have access to the free Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems, a comprehensive course of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. R.A.D. Systems is the largest women’s self-defense network in the United States.

The courses at Purdue North Central are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors whose initial focus is on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and avoidance of assault and rape. Instructors provide a workbook/reference manual and hands-on training.  R.A.D. Systems is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense tactics. It will provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance, because YOU are your best defense. The program is suitable for women of all ages and abilities.

R.A.D. training is offered free to PNC students, faculty, staff, alumnae, Continuing Education students, Women’s Association members, and wives and daughters (13 years old) of male faculty and staff, and women in the community. Past participants may register to participate in or help with the classes.

Enroll online or call Campus Police at 219-785-5220.

Advanced R.A.D. classes are offered.  For more information see our web page.

Class enrollment priority is given to PNC students, faculty and staff, and enrollment will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis.  Class size is at least 6 and not more than 12.

The free, nine-hour R.A.D. on the RoAD is offered at organizations in LaPorte, Porter and Lake Counties.  For more information, please call Campus Police at 219-785-5220 or email

Instructors:  Officer Nicolas Smith, Dispatcher Sue Zahn and Business Secretary Sarah Lasser.

“Woman must not depend on the protection of a man but must be taught to defend herself.” – Susan B. Anthony, 1871

More information on Rape Aggression Defense.

911 – Emergency Number – From any on-campus telephone
24-Hour Police Department