The University of Kentucky Police Department is continually working to provide a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus. However, it is important for citizens to take steps to decrease the risk of becoming victims. To further encourage women to take an active interest in their own safety, we provide the S.T.A.R.R. program. The Self Defense Tactics and Risk Reduction course is designed for women over the age of 13 with no maximum age limit.
The benefits of self-defense include preventing sexual assault, reducing assault attempts and increasing confidence. Survivors may come away from the course feeling victorious and overcome feelings of past victimization.
"My only regret about this class is that I wish I had taken it years ago. This is the single most important class I have ever taken in my entire life. What I learned in STARR could have prevented sexual assault from happening to me. Even years later, I got something back that I thought I had lost. I've never been afforded an opportunity to feel as empowered and victorious as I felt on Fight Night. I hope this class has the same kind of impact on you as it did me," -STARR participant.
Course Availability & Location
The STARR class is comprised of three hour classes for three consecutive days. Please select one of the following available sessions:
Session 1: Thursday, January 10th - Saturday, January 12th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
LGBTQ* Session: Wednesday, January 23rd - Friday, January 25th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Session 3: Monday, February 18th - Wednesday, February 20th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Session 4: Monday, March 18th - Wednesday, March 20th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.