Tarleton State University will offer R.A.D. (Rape, Aggression and Defense) classes in October, held in four different sessions. 

The course will include lecture, discussion and self defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes will last from 9-12 hours depending on the instructor. All women throughout the community can attend the class. Students must be at least 13 years of age to participate.

Instructors will include Detective Kristie Bint, Officer Steve Miller and Officer Amanda Miller. 

"The class is important self-defense for women," Bint said. "It teaches women to hold their own to be a survivor should something like this ever happen to them." 

R.A.D. is a nationally recognized alliance of self-defense educators dedicated to enhancing defensive options for women and children, while developing their abilities to manage aggressive behavior. It is also the only organization of its kind to ever be endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. 

There will be no charge for the program, however, classes are limited in size. The class will be separated into four sessions - Oct. 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 6-9 p.m.

For more information, contact Bint at 968-9565 or email bint@tarleton.edu.