Sexual Assault and Self Defense

Incidents of stranger to stranger sexual assault at West Georgia are rare. However, acquaintance assaults are more common and it is important for all members of the community to be aware these crimes do occur. The University Police and Health Services offer programs upon request on how to avoid becoming a victim and what to do if you become a victim of a sexual assault. These classes also stress the importance of individuals becoming proactive in preventing others from becoming a victim of a sexual assault.

The University Police offer self-defense classes for female members of the community. Our instructors are certified in the RAD method of self-defense. RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) is a nationally recognized course designed in the 1970’s by and for college women. It has an educational component but focuses on easily learned and remembered techniques for stopping an attack and getting away. The class times are posted on our web site under Community Programs. The class is offered free of charge.

Other Programs

The University Police have a number of subject matter experts on staff who can speak on an array of safety topics. These include crime prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, DUI, and fire prevention. We can also customize a program to meet the needs of a particular group. There is no charge for any program offered by University Police.

We encourage everyone to become better educated on these topics so that we can work together to make our campus as safe as possible. If you are interested in scheduling a program, please contact the University Police Office of Professional Standards & Assessment at 678-839-5280 or email nwatson@westga.edu.