Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class

The Wellness & Health Promotion staff brings you Rape Aggression Defense Classes, better known as RAD, a 12-hour personal safety course for women. Classes are available to students, staff, and faculty. Contact Wellness & Health Promotion at 225-578-5718 or for more information.

View more information about The RAD Systems of Self Defense or watch our video below.

Register for the Fall 2020 Class

Out of safety concerns for participants and instructors and restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to the schedule and number of participants in the RAD class. The class will be 9 hours long in total, and no simulation will occur.  Only students, staff, and faculty who participate in the TIGER Check COVID-19 Monitoring System daily will be allowed in the class.  You will need to show your approved status to the instructor each day.  Face coverings are required.  The number of participants will be 10 in order to allow additional spacing between participants to ensure distancing guidelines during physical activity.

RAD has a lifetime return to practice policy, so anyone taking this class can attend simulation or an entire RAD class anytime and anywhere it is offered at NO charge.

Fall 2020 class dates:

  • Friday, October 16, 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

You must have completed the full 12-hour RAD basic course to register for this class. 

  • Please bring your RAD manual from the basic course with you to this class.
  • The RAD lifetime return and practice policy allows you to return to any RAD basic Self Defense Class (wherever it is offered) and practice your skills to perfection at no cost.
  • Sponsored by the LSU Office of Wellness and Health Promotion and LSU Police Department.
  • For more information, call the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion at 225-578-5718 or email.  

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is designed to teach you the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. The course takes approximately one hour to complete and is currently being offered live as requested via Zoom.


Key components covered in training:

  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

To request a QPR training for your dept or organization, please complete a Presentation Request Form 

Tiger Education on Alcohol Matters (TEAM) Class

The goal of this class is to educate students about alcohol-related behavior. Students will examine their own drinking patterns and learn skills to evaluate and adjust choices they make related to alcohol consumption. Students will learn to recognize high-risk situations and to minimize the potential negative consequences through preventive action, reduced consumption, or abstinence.

Registration Required: Students who are interested or have received a mandated referral for the class, please call the Office of Wellness and Health Promotion at 225-578-5718 to reserve a seat in one of the following classes.

Dates TBA

Women's Wellness Class

The Student Health Center (SHC) offers a free, one-hour class providing education concerning pelvic exams, pap smears, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and contraceptive methods. Students scheduling their first annual GYN exam at the SHC, should plan to attend the class prior to the appointment to ensure you receive all the information you need. Please call 225-578-5718 to reserve a seat. 

A pre-recorded version of this class is now offered for free. Watch the Women's Wellness video.

If you are unable to attend the class or would prefer to meet individually and review concepts from the class, contact Wellness and Health Promotion at 225-578-5718 to meet with a Health Educator.

Tiger BITes

Tiger BITes (Bystander Intervention Training) involves developing the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene in a situation when another individual needs help. Tiger BITes includes all and allows individuals to send powerful messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior in their community. Intervening has the ability to impact/reduce many high-risk activities in the community such as: sexual violence, high-risk drinking, hazing, etc. Through the interactive training sessions, you will learn, develop and build these skills so you can in-turn teach other LSU students to do the same and create a safer community for all.

For more information on how to get training for yourself or your organization, please contact Susan Bareis at 

register for training 

Upcoming Trainings TBA