Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.)


This course is designed to provide attendees with information, tactics and options, which we believe may be useful for various types of crimes perpetrated against women.

Our instructors are FIU police officers who have been trained by the National Self-Defense Institute.

The course consists of a classroom presentation and an introduction to physical self-defense.

There is no cost for the class. Only FIU students, faculty and staff, who identify as female, are allowed to participate.

Comfortable workout clothing is recommended.

Upcoming Classes:

Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC):

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC):

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.