What to Do if You Experience or Witness Any Form of Sexual Misconduct
Sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, including dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, is never okay, and it is never your fault when it happens to you. If you experience sexual violence or relationship violence of any kind, it's important to get help as soon as possible.
If you see something that looks like sexual violence, don't hesitate. Call for help. Someone's future could depend on it.
Where to Go for Immediate Help
In an emergency situation, your first step should always be to dial 911.
How to Get Medical Help
We understand that seeking help when you have experienced sexual violence can seem frightening and overwhelming. You might not even be sure if you want to involve the police. That's okay. You should still seek medical help as soon as possible to check for injuries and collect evidence in case you do decide to pursue prosecution.
If you are a member of the IU community, IU Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) is here to assist you with whatever you need. SACS has specially trained counselors ready to help you with your crisis 24 hours a day. They can:
- Get you immediate medical care if you need it
- Help you contact law enforcement
- Provide immediate and ongoing psychological support
For immediate assistance, call the Sexual Assault Crisis Service Line at 812-855-8900.
SACS is located on the fourth floor of the IU Health Center on the corner of Jordan and Tenth Street. Counselors are also available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 812-855-5711.
The emergency department at IU Health Bloomington Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you. Like the IU Health Center, the hospital has specially trained nurses, called Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, available to make sure you get the right care and collect evidence for a sexual assault kit to help with any police investigations.
IU Health Bloomington Hospital is located on the corner of Second Street and Rogers at 601 West Second Street. You can walk in 24 hours a day or call 812-353-9515 for more information.
If you are an IU Bloomington student or a student's spouse or dependent, you can get help at the IU Health Center on a walk-in basis. There's no need to make an appointment.
The health center has specially trained nurses, called Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, available to make sure you get the right care and collect evidence for a sexual assault kit to help with any police investigations.
The IU Health Center is located on the corner of Jordan and Tenth Street, across from the Wells Library. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can walk in, or call 812-855-7688 to make an appointment.
CVA's are specially trained advocates who can assist you. They can connect you with available resources on and off campus, assist in obtaining interim measures, assist you in the applicable conduct process, and address your academic and other university-related concerns.
They are located in Eigenmann Hall West, Room 225. For help, call 812-856-2469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Contact the Police
Responds to incidents on the IU campus
812-855-4111 or 911
Responds to incidents in the city of Bloomington
812-339-4477 or 911
Responds to incidents in Monroe County outside the city of Bloomington
812-349-2780 or 911
**The University strives to uphold privacy and confidentiality as much as possible, and only shares information with those who have a need to know in order to respond. Individuals who desire anonymity in discussing and seeking assistance about sexual misconduct should contact and/or be referred to a confidential employee on their campus.**