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Sexual assault resources available across IU campuses

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month

Apr 17, 2023

Indiana University is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive community. That commitment includes survivors of sexual misconduct, such as sexual assault, dating violence, stalking or sexual exploitation.

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, IU is highlighting the wellness and support resources that are privately accessible all year for students on every campus who have experienced sexual misconduct.

Indiana University is committed to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive community. Photo by Eric Rudd, Indiana University&... Indiana University is committed to creating a safe, supportive and inclusive community. Photo by Eric Rudd, Indiana University

“Indiana University continues to be committed to the safety and well-being of all members of the university community,” said Jennifer Kincaid, associate vice president of institutional equity and Title IX. “We review every report of sexual misconduct, and our first step is to promptly reach out to students and offer support, often through our confidential advocates who can connect students with resources, explain options for reporting — including to law enforcement — and help students navigate university processes.”

For individuals who have experienced an act of sexual misconduct or have been a witness, the university’s Stop Sexual Violence website includes a comprehensive list of the resources available, many of which are confidential and available 24 hours a day.

Following an act of misconduct, victims and witnesses have a number of options available, including:

Contacting the police

If you or someone else is in danger, call or text 911 right away. If you are underage and under the influence, Indiana’s Lifeline Law means that you will not be prosecuted for certain alcohol-related crimes if you report a medical emergency.

The IU Police Department responds to incidents on every campus and can be reached by calling 911.

Getting medical help

Those in need of immediate medical care should call 911 for assistance or find the nearest emergency care. Campus health and wellness services are also available to help.

Reporting the incident

Every campus provides options if you choose to report an incident. IU makes every effort to respond to all reports of sexual misconduct in a timely, efficient and equitable manner. Reporting the incident to the police does not mean you have to seek a criminal case.

IU employees

The university also offers resources to employees, including training opportunities for those who are designated responsible employees. Employees who have been victims of or witnesses to an act of sexual misconduct can contact the Office of Institutional Equity or connect with resources through the Employee Assistance Program.

Additional information about IU’s policy on discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct is available on the University Policies website.

Finding support

Resources are available to help on every IU campus. 

Author

IU Newsroom

Mary Keck

Communications Manager, Public Safety

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