Police Department

Safety Programs & Services

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system is a program with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD system is a comprehensive, internationally known women-only course taught by nationally-certified instructors. The course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while progressing to hands-on interaction. RAD is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. Our goal is to provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being. For more information, please visit www.rad-systems.com.

Contact information:
Cleveland State University Police
Officer Beverly Pettrey
(216) 687-9323

CSU RAD Class Schedule

Rec Center link to RAD class

Registration required. Contact the CSU Recreation Center. First Come, First Served. Must attend all three dates to complete program.

CSU Main Campus Downtown
CSU Physical Education Bldg.


Class Schedule:

Feb 16th, 17th, & 19th

4pm - 8pm

Rape/Sexual Assault Prevention

The responsibility for continuing education about rape and other sex offenses and their prevention is assumed by the Health and Wellness Services. This includes presentations of educational programs about rape and other sex offenses to the University community at large, as well as selected classes and targeted student populations such as athletes, residence hall advisors, and new students. The education program has and will continue to include the campus-wide distribution of information about rape and other sex offenses in the form of brochures, flyers, and posters. In addition, professionals in the Department of Student Life, Counseling Center, Health Services, and Police Department are available to meet one-on-one with members of the University community to discuss issues surrounding rape and sexual assault prevention.

Click here to view registered sexual offenders in Cuyahoga County. (Note: for use with this database, the CSU zip codes are 44114 and 44115.)