SHARP Classes

What is SHARP?

SHARP Training Class Group Photo

SHARP is a 4 hour self-defense class specifically for women 17 years and older teaching easy to learn techniques for a variety of situations. During the class, participants learn:

  1. Situational awareness 
  2. How to better protect themselves 
  3. How to defend against an attacker

Class sizes are limited to 18 participants, and registration is required. All SHARP classes are held on campus at the University Police Department which is located at 1111 Research Parkway.  You can also find the building on the Aggie Map.  

"I learned a lot last night and more importantly, I had the opportunity to put that knowledge in play to feel better prepared and I thank all of the officers that helped us to feel more confident in our voices and newly acquired skills. It was truly great!!” – Spring 2018 SHARP Participant

How do I prepare for a SHARP Class?

  1. All SHARP participants should bring workout clothing and athletic shoes to the class. No open toed shoes are allowed.
  2. Fill out the liability waiver below and bring it to class with you as class will begin promptly at the start time.
  3. Faculty and staff wishing to use Wellness Release Time in order to attend this class should seek supervisor approval before class. 
 View Liability Waiver

When are the next SHARP Classes being held?

  • Wednesday, February 7 | 5:30pm-9:30pm - CLASS FULL
  • Tuesday, March 6 | 5:30pm-9:30pm - CLASS FULL
  • Wednesday, April 11 | 5:30pm-9:30pm - CLASS FULL
All Spring 2018 SHARP Classes are at capacity.  If you would like to be contacted in the event that space opens up in any of the spring classes, please use the SHARP Class Registration button below and select the wait list option as your preferred training date.  Individuals on the wait list who are not contacted about a spring class will be notified of newly scheduled classes before advertisements go out to the campus community.  

 SHARP Registration

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. 


Other Options

SHARP Classes are also hosted by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office and 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 CLEAR Office would like to recognize the University  Police Department for bringing this program to campus and partnering with us to serve the Texas A&M Community.