We offer a variety of opportunities for the DU community to learn about safety-related issues. All classes listed below are open to current students, staff and faculty. Self-defense classes (R.A.D. and Intro. to Self Defense) are open to unaffiliated community members as well. In addition to these classes, we are always able to put together custom safety presentations for groups. All classes are free except First Aid/CPR/AED which has a $25 card fee. To discuss a custom class, please contact us.
R.A.D. PERSONAL DEFENSE COURSE
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The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.
R.A.D. for Women
R.A.D. for women has its foundation in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. R.A.D. for women classes are typically 12-15 hours in length which can be split up over several days. R.A.D. for women class is usually held once a quarter, but additional classes can be scheduled per request. Students may sign up R.A.D. Training at https://iris.cair.du.edu/trainreg/. If you have a group of 5 or more participants and would like to schedule a class for your group, contact our R.A.D. coordinator via e-mail.
R.A.D. for Men
R.A.D. for men stands for "Resisting Aggression with Defense". 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. R.A.D. For Men classes are typically 10 hours in length and can be split up between several days. R.A.D. For Men is held for groups of 5 or more upon request. If you have a group of 5 or more participants and would like to schedule a class, contact our R.A.D. coordinator via e-mail.
First Aid/CPR/AED Training (6 hours) fee $25.00
Participants will be trained in adult, child, and infant CPR, choking response, and use of an Automated External Defibrillator. The (2) certifications are with the American Heart Association. Registration for Staff and Faculty is from the Pioneer@Work Training Calendar. Student registration is on the Crimson Connect Events Calendar. Please note this course requires a minimum registration. If enrollment is not met, cancellation will occur within 24 hours of the course date. The $25 course fee is payable to the University of Denver Campus Safety. Contact the Training Coordinator with questions or to schedule a private group session.
You may email the Training Coordinator to schedule.
90-minute self-defense course
In response to requests from the community, the Division of Campus Safety now offers free, 90 minute basic self defense classes for students, staff and faculty of all genders. These courses go over basic self-defense and risk-avoidance techniques. This class is perfect for community members who cannot dedicate 15 hours to a more intense Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class but still want to feel prepared to defend themselves if necessary. Staff and Faculty may sign up for this course in the training section of the employee tab on PioneerWeb. Students may sign up by using the following link: Self Defense Training.
Community members without a DU affiliation should contact our R.A.D. Coordinator to register.
Pepper Spray Defense (45min-1hour) Free
45 min - Participants will learn about the legal aspects and medical considerations for carrying and using pepper spray for their own personal safety. The course includes practical skill exercises using inert pepper spray canisters.
Students may sign up by using the following link: Pepper Spray Defense
or email the Training Coordinator to schedule.
Fire Extinguisher Training (1 hour)
To enhance emergency preparedness on campus, participants will receive hands-on instruction with fire extinguishers using a training simulator. Registration for Staff and Faculty is from the Pioneer@Work Training Calendar. Student registration is on the Crimson Connect Events Calendar. Please note this course requires a minimum registration. If enrollment is not met, cancellation will occur within 24 hours of the course date. Contact the Training Coordinator with question or to schedule a private group session or email the Training Coordinator to schedule.