Public Safety Procedures

Enroll in R.A.D.

Administration, Public Safety   |   Approved February 8, 2017


Enroll in highly acclaimed and nationally recognized Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class.


R.A.D. is a Self Defense Class available to University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Students and Staff, UMMC Staff, UMB Affiliates, as well as to the general public.  The course teaches basic self-defense techniques and emphasizes common sense approaches to safety on and off campus.

Classes are currently taught by a certified Campus Life Services instructor and the University Police. They’re held in HS/HSL Room LL02 or any space that provides at least 500 square feet for activity. 


  1. Register for Women’s Self Defense Course online through the Department of Public Safety’s and Campus Life Services (ISLSI).
    • Course dates:  courses will be offered once per semester lasting approximately 6 weeks.
    • In general, a course will not start before the second week of academic classes in a given term.
    • R.A.D. for Men is also available upon email request.  Course will be provided if there are at least 10 interested individuals.  
  2. The fee for this class has been waived to ensure accessibility to all students, faculty, staff, and community members who wish to participate.
  1. All participants will receive a sixty-five page manual.
  2. Any special inquiries about other Self-Defense programs or special R.A.D. needs can be directed by through an email outlining the request.
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