IU Bloomington

Learn about the programs and organizations that work to make your campus a safe, supportive, and proactive community.

Crimson CORPS

Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Crimson CORPS is a carefully selected group of students trained to assist their peers in raising awareness of mental health on campus.

Culture of Care

Culture of Care is a campus wide, student-led and staff-supported initiative focused on creating a campus culture in which members of the Indiana University Bloomington community demonstrate “care” for one another.

Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault (MARS)

MARS is an all-male peer education group that consists of more than 300 men who are part of a number of different Interfraternity Council chapters. The purpose of MARS is to engage and educate men about the issues of rape and sexual assault. 


MSB is available 24/7 for information on drugs, alcohol, sexual violence, and other health and wellness issues that can affect students and their success.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO is required of all incoming students at IU Bloomington. Incoming students attending NSO in the summer can join a session called “For Students Only: Welcome to College” where issues related to consent, sexual assault, the effects of alcohol of decision making related to safety and other topics are introduced. 


OASIS peer educators offer a variety of alcohol and drug education and intervention programs. OASIS programs are open to all IU students looking to make more informed choices or those seeking assistance with helping others–no referral necessary.

The Office of First Year Experience Programs

Students can also access the resource guide with information about health and safety on campus, including sexual assault resources.


Raising Awareness of Interactions in Sexual Encounters (RAISE), affiliated with the IU Health Center’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service, is a group of students who train and educate other students in consent and healthy sexual communication.

Rape Aggression Defense System (RADS)

The RADS is a comprehensive course offered by IU Police Department for women covering topics like awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, as well basic hands-on defense training. This program is available to all females at IU Bloomington.

Residential Programming and Services Programming (RPS)

The RA staff from RPS put on various events and programming for students throughout the year related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, as well as creative ways of giving or obtaining consent, alcohol and drug use, mental health, and respect.

Safe Sisters

Safe Sisters aids sororities in the creation of climates where freedom from sexual violence prevails. “Safe Sisters” are identified in each sorority who have been trained by the IU Health Center's Sexual Assasult Crisis Service counselors to listen and validate, assess needs and support choices of the victim. If you are a member of a sorority and are interested in becoming a Safe Sister then contact Sexual Assault Crisis Services or the Panhellenic Association vice president for development at iuphapd@gmail.com.

Sexual Assault Prevention Program (Division of Student Affairs)

The Culture of Care Initiative, in partnership with the Kinsey Institute and the Department of Gender Studies, will develop the Sexual Assault Prevention Program to gather information about the prevalence of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and victimization incidents experienced by IU Bloomington students. The goal of this project is to determine the gaps between reported incidents and those that have occurred, trends and common themes among these incidents, and the awareness of campus and community resources available to students. This information will be utilized to identify sexual assault prevention efforts and serve as a baseline measure for future program evaluation.

Step UP! IU

Step UP! IU is a 90-minute, audience-driven program that uses real life scenarios to teach the skills needed to intervene in problematic situations, including sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse, hazing, discrimination, harassment, mental health, and stress management.

In addition to the program offerings shown above, you may also reach out directly to Leslie Fasone, Assistant Dean for Women’s and Gender Affairs, at 812-855-8187 or lfasone@indiana.edu to get involved in preventing sexual violence on your campus.