S.A.F.E. Program

Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange

Violent crimes are often crimes of opportunity; when you remove the element of opportunity, you reduce the risk of attack. 90% of self-defense is mental preparedness; the other 10% is physical.


Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) is a 2.0-hour introduction to a self-defense program that provides women with risk awareness, risk reduction, and personal safety information, in addition to a few very basic physical defense techniques. While S.A.F.E. is not an in-depth self-defense program, it encompasses information on prevention, options, and strategies as well as some very basic physical defense technique instruction. S.A.F.E. is an excellent introduction to the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program. The course is free for students/faculty/staff.

Attending S.A.F.E.

The University of Miami Police and Security Departments offer S.A.F.E. classes periodically throughout the year on the Coral Gables and Medical Campuses. Participants MUST register for courses through the S.A.F.E. Course registration link. National Self-Defense Institute (N.S.D.I.) Certified S.A.F.E. instructors teach all classes.

For more information, please contact the Self-Defense Campus Program Coordinator at 305-284-1105.