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 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.
A Confidential Victim Advocate is available 24 hours a day to accompany victims to the hospital or to the police station. To speak with an advocate, call 812-856-2469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the Office of Student Conduct.
If you aren’t sure what to do about something that happened to you or another person, you can submit a care referral.
People on the IU Bloomington campus are encouraged to follow general safety tips to increase their safety and that of others, including paying attention to your surroundings, walking with a friend and staying in well-lit areas at night.
The Confidential (Survivor) Advocate is housed within Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, and can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by calling 317-274-2548. The Confidential Advocate can provide advocacy and support for students, staff and faculty who experience any form of sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. These services are available to those who choose to report or not. On-call counselors are also available during business hours to support a student in crisis and connect them to an advocate.
The Dean of Students provides wide-ranging support to the students of IU East and assists students in resolving problems that arise. The Dean of Students also serves as the chief student judicial officer for issues relating to the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct, and maintains all disciplinary records for the campus. Contact the Dean of Students at 765-973-8525.
Students can find free confidential counseling and mental health services by calling 765-973-8646.
Report an incident to the IU East division of the IU Police Department at 765-973-8429, or call 911.
You can also make a report and/or file a complaint of sexual misconduct by contacting Tracy Amyx, deputy sexual misconduct and Title IX coordinator, at 765-973-8402 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Kincaid, university sexual misconduct and Title IX coordinator, at 812-855-4889 or email@example.com.
Medical Services are available at Reid Health and include collection of evidence (rape kit) for a report to the police, infection and injury evaluation, and treatment. Call 765-983-3000 for more information.
The Counseling and Psychological Services office at IU Kokomo provides free confidential counseling sessions to currently registered students. To make an appointment, call 765-455-9203 or contact the CAPS department by email at IUKCAPS@iuk.edu.
If a student or someone they know has experienced sexual violence or witnessed an act of sexual misconduct, contact the deputy sexual misconduct and Title IX coordinator, Sarah Sarber, at 765-455-9316 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can also contact the Office of the Dean of Students for support at 765-455-9203.
The Family Service Association offers a trained sexual assault advocate to support students, answer questions and help them through the process. An advocate can accompany students to the hospital and the police department, and help victims consider options, including decisions about reporting the incident. Assistance with protection orders is also offered. Call 800-725-8177 or 765-868-3154 for 24-hour assistance.
IU Northwest has resources available to support those who experience sexual assault or misconduct.
Report an incident to the IU Northwest division of the IU Police Department at 219-980-6501, or call 911.
The Office of Counseling Services provides students access to a range of treatments and referrals to outside resources at Hawthorn Hall, Room 201. Call 219-980-6741 for appointment.
The Dean of Students Office can provide support through victim advocacy and counseling services, obtaining protective and no-contact orders. Call 219-981-5660 for more information.
Accessibility Support Services can help students who need accommodation during any sexual misconduct complaint resolution process. Faculty and staff may also request accommodations during the process through their assigned investigator. Call 219-980-6941 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Support Linc Employee Assistance Program provides professional and confidential counseling to all IU Northwest employees, medical residents, graduate appointees, fellowship recipients and their household members. Call 888-881-LINC (5462) for confidential help 24-hours a day.
IU South Bend has numerous resources available to help anyone who experiences sexual assault or misconduct.
The Student Counseling Center can provide free and confidential help after a sexual violence incident. Call 574-520-4125 to make an appointment.
Students can find help and report an incident to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence by contacting Laura Harlow, deputy sexual misconduct and Title IX coordinator, at 574-520-5536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report an incident to the IU South Bend division of the IU Police Department by calling 574-520-4239 or 911.
S-O-S provides free counseling and offers a 24-hour Crisis Line and free medical and legal advocacy. Call 574-289-HELP (4357) for immediate support or make an appointment by calling 574-234-6900.
IU Southeast provides many resources for those who have experienced or witnessed sexual assault or misconduct.
The campus’s interpersonal violence prevention website provides information about a wide range of support and preventive services, including interpersonal violence campus-based advocacy, that is free and confidential; this includes Counseling and Psychological Services. Call 812-941-2244 for help.
Report an incident to the IU Southeast division of the IU Police Department by calling 812-941-2400 or 911.
Students can also contact the Dean of Student Life at 812-941-2319 or file a report with James Wilkerson, deputy sexual misconduct and Title IX deputy coordinator, at 812-941-2306 or email@example.com.