Outreach Services


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This is a month long campaign in October intended to raise student awareness about domestic violence, the need for prevention and the availability of services for victims of abuse. Activities typically include: distributing purple ribbons/bracelets, a poster campaign, hosting the Clothesline Project & presenting on the topic to various classes and organizations.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This event is held during the Fall semester and focuses on the importance of taking care of one's mental health. During this week, we encourage students to take a free, confidential mental health screening to assess for symptoms of depression, mood disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Literature and resources are also made available to those students in need.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This is a national observance designed to enhance efforts to prevent and help treat those struggling with an eating disorder. The events for this week direct the students' attention to the serious damage eating disorders can have on their physical and emotional well - being. It is typically held during the Spring semester and includes a free, anonymous on-line screening.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This is a month long campaign in April intended to raise awareness on campus about sexual assault, safe dating and services available to all victims of sexual assault and violence. Activities for this month typically include: distributing teal awareness bracelets, a poster campaign, hosting a “These Hands Don’t Hurt” event, and presenting on the topic to various classes and organizations.

Rape Aggression Defense System

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. Our courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to our free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.

The Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) Department at Troy University offers R.A.D. Self-Defense classes as a 1 credit hour course during Fall and Spring semesters. Register early, the classes fill quickly!

Periodically the SAVE Project, Troy University and Troy Police Department will collaborate to offer a free, 12-hour training. Contact Detective Michael O’Hara at 334-566-0500 for more information.

To find out more about R.A.D. Systems visit www.rad-ys.com.

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