Could You Effectively Defend Yourself If Attacked?
1 out of every 4 college women polled was sexually assaulted during four years at
college. (Ms. Magazine Study of Sexual Assault and Rape.)
Between 1973 and 1987, (14 years), over 2.3 million women reported sexual assaults in the United States. 71% of these victims avoided being raped by taking self-protective measures. (United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.)
In 1988, rape victims took self-protective measures in 86.7% of the cases. "Rape victims were more likely to defend themselves than assault or robbery victims." (Criminal Victimization in the United States 1988).
"In fact, the most often used strategy for avoiders (of rape) appears to have been
a combination of screaming and use of physical resistance." (Bart, P. & O'Brien, P.
1985). Stopping Rape: Successful Survival Strategies. Pergamon Press, New York.)
"To develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations
to the woman who is attacked." Larry Nadeau, Executive Director
Contact Information: The department RAD point of contact is Officer Panza. If you have any questions about the program you can send an email or call them (760) 750-4567.
Our department has prepared a pamphlet on Sexual Assault which we encourage all to download, read, and share with others.
If you suspect that you or someone else has ingested a date rape drug or any sedative-like substance, get help, call 911 or get to a hospital immediately. Tell medical staff what you suspect so that appropriate tests and samples can be taken.
Although the crime rate at CSUSM is very low, you should still be alert and use common sense to protect yourself and others from becoming victims of crime. When you go out, keep these safety tips in mind.
Must attend all class dates.
Course is 12 hours total.
Lifetime Return for all participants.
Student Health &
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: (760) 750-4915
Fax: (760) 750-3181