IU South Bend
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.
The Sexual Misconduct Resource brochure for IU South Bend is available to download and print.
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.
The IUSB Health and Wellness Center is located in the Student Activities Center in Room 130 and is open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic contains a full-service medical clinic, lab, and pharmacy.
For help, call 574-520-5557
You can rely on SOS for free medical and legal advocacy. Their counselors will also accompany you to the hospital and/or police station. They can also help you recover through free counseling and support groups.
For help, call their 24-Hour Crisis Line at 574-289-HELP (4357).
Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you. They often have 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.
615 N. Michigan St., South Bend
5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka
How to Contact the Police
The IU police department responds to incidents on campus and is located at 2002 Mishawaka Avenue.
For help, dial 4239 on any campus phone, call 574-520-4239, or dial 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.**