SHARP Classes


What is SHARP?

SHARP Training Class Group Photo

The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) class is a 4 hour specially designed self-defense classes specifically for women 17 years old and older teaching easy to learn techniques for a variety of situations. The class is broken up into two parts. Part One is lecture based and teaches participants how the body reacts in high stress situations and techniques to deal with sexual harassment. Part Two teaches participants pressure points, how to break a variety of holds, and concludes with the opportunity to try out the skills learned in the class using full force.

What do you learn in SHARP?

Participants receive effective and realistic training to counter sexual harassment and assault from instructors certified by PPCT Management Systems, an international training organization specializing in teaching military, law enforcement and civilians in tactical and self defense practices. SHARP was developed by PPCT and is internationally recognized as one of the most effective foundations for self defense training.

Each Workshop is taught by certified SHARP instructors from the Texas A&M University Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff's Office.

What do you bring to SHARP?

All SHARP participants should bring workout clothing and athletic shoes to the workshop. No open toed shoes are allowed.

Please fill out the liability waiver below and bring it to class with you as class will begin promptly at the start time!

*Faculty and staff are welcome to use Wellness Release Time in order to attend this class (with supervisor approval). 

When are the next SHARP Classes being held?

Spring 2018 dates are coming soon. 


How do I register for a SHARP Class?

Simply click the link below! If your selected class is full, you will be added to the wait list.

SHARP Registration

Please note that classes must be capped to 18 participants and fill up quickly. You will receive an e-mail after registering and then a confirmation e-mail within 2 business days from the CLEAR office to notify you if you will be in the class or on the waitlist. We accept on a first-come, first-served basis.


View Liability Waiver


Other Options

You can also attend SHARP Classes hosted by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office which are open to the community.  These classes are offered every month and are also free of charge.  To register, visit the Sheriff's Office Community Calendar.  Once you have found the class you would like to take, click on the link titled "Click Here to Register"  on the left bar.  If you have any question about these classes, please contact Deputy Nathan Dennis at

The Office of CLEAR gives a big thank you to the University Police Department for partnering with us on this program.