UNCG Police Department

Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention, and Self Defense Programs

The UNCG Police Department offers four different sexual assault awareness and prevention programs. The programs are: Sexual Assault Awareness & Violence Education (S.A.V.E. - 2 hours), R.A.D. Basic for Women (12 hours), R.A.D. Advanced for Women (25 hours), and R.A.D. for Men (12 hours). Please read below for details about each program.
S.A.V.E. - Sexual Assault Awareness & Violence Education

The Sexual Assault Awareness & Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) Program is offered to both men and women and is one to two hours long. It covers risk reduction strategies; awareness information; legal and Clery definitions of sexual assault, rape, dating and domestic violence, and stalking; consent; bystander intervention; and how to report an incident.

This program is offered once a semester, and upon request, and is held at the UNCG Police Department; registration is required. There must be a minimum of 10 participants registered in order for the class to be held. If the minimum participation is not met within 24 hours of the class it will be canceled and all registered participants will receive notification. If you are interested in hosting a S.A.V.E. class in your residence hall or for your club or organization we will work with you and schedule a program that works with your schedule and location. To host a class, please email us at RAD@uncg.edu. If you are interested in attending a pre-planned class please see the schedule of classes and register below.

Cost for S.A.V.E.: FREE!

R.A.D. for Women (Basic and Advanced)
Rape Aggression Defense

Rape Aggression Defense offers a consistently structured, proactive approach, designed to give women the skills and confidence needed to survive an unexpected attack. Rape Aggression Defense is a hands-on training program for women only that gives participants a realistic but safe experience of what it is like to be attacked and how difficult it can be to escape.

Upon completion of the R.A.D. Basic class, you will be eligible to take R.A.D. Advanced. This class builds on techniques and strategies from the Basic class and covers more prone defense strategies, and multiple subject encounters.

R.A.D. for Men
Resisting Aggression with Defense

Resisting Aggression with Defense teaches tactical options that help to avoid confrontation or that allow you to disengage and escape from it when necessary.

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior.

Both Basic R.A.D. classes (Women and Men) consist of 12 hours of training that is usually taught over a period of three or four evening sessions. The participants must attend all sessions to complete the class. If you are interested in taking a R.A.D. class, fill out the registration form below and you will be contacted with more information. The womens Advanced R.A.D. class consist of 25 hours of training and will be offered once a semester. See the schedule of classes and register below.

If you have a group or organization with 10 or more persons interested, we will customize classes to fit your schedule. If you are interested in hosting your own class, please email us at RAD@uncg.edu.

Cost for R.A.D. for Women and Men
  • UNCG students: FREE*
  • Faculty, Staff & Guests: $25

*Failure to attend after registration confirmation may result in a $25 charge to your student account.