Self-Defense Workshops

The University of South Carolina Police Department offers SAFE self-Defense workshops, lectures, and presentations to increase the confidence and self-efficacy of the Carolina community. These can be customized to a variety of audiences both internal and external to the University. Workshops have been given to a variety of groups including the commission for the blind, churches, and sorority houses.

  • One hour, lecture style self-defense presentations are offered to all faculty, staff and students.
  • Two-hour hands-on workshops are offered to women and men.
  • Four-hour hands-on workshops are offered to women only. Participation is not mandatory, and attendees can observe without contact if they feel uncomfortable.

Women’s Self-Defense Workshops given in partnership with USC’s Student Health Services Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) will be offered through 2017.  Please check back soon for dates.

These workshops are highly interactive and full contact. They are free of charge to all faculty, staff, and students and will be held from 12-4 p.m. in the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, room 116.

  • September 22
  • October 27
  • November 10
  • December 1

Email safe@sc.edu to sign up as a student organization or individual.

A two-hour hands-on workshop for male faculty and staff members will be held on the following date from 2-4p.m. at the ROTC building:

  • Check back soon for more 2017 dates

A two-hour hands-on workshop for members of the LGBT community and allies will be held on the following date from 3-5 p.m.; location will be included in the registration verification email:

  • Check back soon for more 2017 dates

Register by sending an email to safe@sc.edu with your name, phone number, and the date of the workshop you wish to attend. Space in each workshop is limited to 30 participants, so register early to secure your place.