Education and prevention
Take Back The Night
Take Back the Night is a national event to raise awareness about
violence against women and to demonstrate solidarity with survivors. As
part of this event, personal testimonials by survivors of sexual
violence and/or domestic violence are read either by the survivors
themselves or by someone else so that the survivors may remain
anonymous. Submit your story anonymously.
One-hour presentation by the Dean of Students and Counseling Center
staff. Uses Furman's policies to educate students on the Student
Conduct Code and definition of effective consent. Presentation is
effective for classroom presentations and student organization
A team of male faculty, staff and students are available to facilitate a
45-minute interactive workshop for Furman male students. The workshop
educates men on sexual assault and consent. This is perfect for a
sports team, fraternity, or residence hall. Contact the chair of the
SHARP committee to schedule a workshop.
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) System
The Rape Aggression Defense System is a 12-hour class (usually divided
into two sessions) 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. The 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.
Sexual Assault Prevention for Women
One-hour PowerPoint presentation by experienced and knowledgeable
University Police Officers. Statistical information with a common sense
approach to personal safety. Sexual assault prevention
is offered with open discussion.