Self-Defense Classes Open to Cal Poly Pomona Women

Self-Defense Classes Open to Cal Poly Pomona Women

The Stop Violence Office will be offering two self-defense classes for women on March 18 and March 20 in the Bronco Student Center.

Students requested the self-defense classes after two women reported to Cal Poly Pomona police that they had been assaulted on campus on March 12. Officers are continuing to investigate these cases. For more information view an earlier story.

“We want women to feel safe on this campus, and one way they can do that is empowering themselves with self-defense skills,” says Erika Zepeda, assistant coordinator of the Stop Violence Office. “We offer these classes throughout the year and in light of last week's incidents, students began asking for more sessions. We're happy to accommodate them.”

The classes are free and open to all Cal Poly Pomona women. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome. The March 18 class will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Ursa Major Suite of the student center. The March 20 class will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the same location.

For more information contact the Stop Violence Office at (909) 869-3790. Reserve a space for you and a friend today.