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Chimera self-defense teaches verbal assertiveness skills and physical techniques to prevent and stop harassment and assault. This aspect of RCC's community education programming spreads awareness and includes safety to the community, including youth, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable populations. Designed and taught by women, Chimera teaches adult and adolescent women specific effective skills to address the threat of sexual violence.

Chimera Self Defense Registration

Use the printable registration form above or call the Rape Crisis Center at 251-5126 for more information.


2015 Schedule

The registration fee for Chimera classes is $30 for public/$20 for students. If you register for both Chimera A & B the fee is $55 public/$35 students. Need-based scholarships are available.

Classes are held in various locations. Please be sure to double check the location of the class you register for. All class locations will be listed below -- next to each specific date and time.

Classes are divided into two sessions. Both sessions must be attended.

Pre-registration is required. We must receive your registration form and payment no later than one week before the first class date to guarantee your spot in the class.
  • Chimera A --- Sundays, February 1 & 8, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Class will be held in McConnell Hall, Classroom 9 (located across the street from the Meriter Hospital Main Entrance on 1010 Mound Street).
  • Chimera A --- Wednesdays, March 18 & 25, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Class will be held in McConnell Hall, Classroom 9 (located across the street from the Meriter Hospital Main Entrance on 1010 Mound Street).
  • Chimera B --- Wednesdays, April 15 & 22, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Class will be held in McConnell Hall, Classroom 9 (located across the street from the Meriter Hospital Main Entrance on 1010 Mound Street). Attendance at Chimera A is required before attending Chimera B.


Most classes will be held at McConnell Hall, Classroom 9 (located across the street from the Meriter Hospital Main Entrance on 1010 Mound Street). Enter on South Brooks Street (between Mound St & Milton St) in the door that says McConnell Hall Classroom Entrance. Take a left once inside and follow signs to Classroom 9.

Street parking in the area should be available. Parking in the Meriter ramp is also available for a fee.