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USC Upstate RAD Program
Since 1985, ETV Upstate has operated its community station from the Media Building on the USC Upstate campus. The station has produced educational programming for ETV’s network across South Carolina and collaborated with the university on a number of projects, including satellite distance learning; a weekly community affairs show, ETV Upstate; employees serving as adjunct professors; and internships for students. Another important collaboration deals with the safety of students on and around the USC Upstate community. One of these initiatives is helping to teach young women to protect themselves and think about safety in any environment.
One step toward this was the highlighting of USC Upstate’s RAD (Rape. Aggression. Defense.) Class. R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System is a program that teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. One out of every four women is likely to face the possibility of physical assault in their lifetime. The R.A.D. program begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing toward the basics of hands-on defensive training. The RAD focus is about empowering women through education to protect themselves. RAD techniques emphasize protection against rape and abduction. The RAD classes conducted at USC Upstate have been very successful and are an important community service.