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Harrison College Free Self Defense Course
July 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm| Free
Harrison College, a nationally accredited, career-focused higher education institution serving more than 3,000 students, is promoting personal safety by offering free self-defense courses at all of its campuses in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina this summer. According to a U.S. Department of Justice study, certain violent crimes like sexual assault and domestic abuse generally occur more during the summer months. The self-defense classes being offered at Harrison are designed to teach techniques and strategies to help people defend themselves in case of an emergency. Each campus is partnering with a local law enforcement agency to provide the training at no cost to participants. “The safety of our students, their families and the community is just as important as the education they receive at Harrison,” said James D. Hutton, president and CEO of Harrison College. “We believe this training will provide the confidence our community members need to feel more empowered and poised to do what is necessary to stay safe, should a situation arise.” Harrison also is collecting cell phones to be donated to a local domestic violence shelter, to assist individuals in need. Used cell phones can be dropped off at any campus now through August 31. Donors are asked to perform a complete reset on any device being donated in order to erase stored information. For a list of course dates, times and locations visit Harrison.edu/SelfDefense. New sessions continue to be added. About Harrison College Harrison prides itself on truly knowing our students – their lives and families, obstacles and motivations, and their dreams and goals. We also know their potential. That is why for more than 100 years, our mission has been to provide a supportive environment, empowering students to improve their lives with the expectation that their success also benefits their families, friends and communities. That is the Harrison Difference. More than 80,000 students have earned associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 30 programs across Harrison’s six schools of study: business, criminal justice, health sciences, information technology, veterinary technology and The Chef’s Academy. Founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College, Harrison is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national institutional accrediting body. For more information, visit Harrison.edu or call 888.544.4422.