SLU Police offer women’s self-defense class

The Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department will offer a Rape Aggression Defense class for women Nov. 22, 23, and 24. The self-defense class is open to female Southeastern students, employees, and their guests 12 years of age or older.

“The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities and in communities throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom,” said Southeastern Police Lt. Patrick Gipson. “The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology.”

The class will be held at a confidential location on or near Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond. The three, four-hour sessions will include a Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. Attendance at all three sessions is necessary to complete the course.

Enrolled Southeastern students and current Southeastern employees are admitted free. Students and employees may bring guests for $25 per guest, which must be paid in advance to obtain a space on the class roster, Gipson said. Because space is limited, early registration is recommended.

For more information or to register for the class, e-mail Gipson at with the names and telephone numbers of the participants.