The Trinity University Police Department wrapped up its final Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) self-defense class of the semester on Thursday Nov. 20.

The three day course was introduced to the female students of Trinity during the fall semester and taught them the basics of self-defense and safety.

The program was held throughout the semester, with three sets of classes open to female students and faculty.

“We had students attend and were positive at the end of the three day (12 hour) classes,” said Laura Hernandez, RAD instructor and corporal investigator for TUPD. “Our students were instructed on personal safety for their vehicles and residence halls.”

With the success of the classes being held for the students, next semester the RAD classes will be offered to the rest of campus as well.

“We had one alumna that attended and our RAD instructors were excited to see our news and promotions reaching out to our community,” Hernandez said. “We will be opening our classes to welcome any female faculty and staff next semester.”

TUPD will continue to host the RAD classes and one goal is to eventually have it offered to the students to earn course credit.

In the meantime, “TUPD will stay proactive to keep up with training and updated information in the prevention of sexual assaults,” Hernandez said.