When you experience sexual violence, you are not to blame. It doesn't matter when it happened, where it happened, or what the circumstances surrounding the incident were. It's not your fault.
By coming forward and reporting your experience, you can make a big difference. You can help make our campus and community safer for everyone—and prevent the person who hurt you from harming anyone else.
There are several avenues you can take to report a sexual violence incident.
The Sexual Misconduct Resource brochure for IUPUI is available to download and print.
Reporting an Incident to Campus Authorities
If you experience sexual violence on campus, you can and should report it to the IU Office of Student Conduct. While this won't initiate criminal action, if the accused is a student, it will open the door to disciplinary action through the campus student conduct system. This is is a fair and informal educational process designed to promote a safe educational environment and develop students who are productive members of both the local and global communities.
Other avenues may be available if the accused is not a student.
If you choose to pursue this option, no-contact and no-trespass orders can be issued so you don't have to face the accused. You can also file a report but decline to pursue an investigation, if that's what you wish.
The office is located at 420 University Boulevard in CE 270. You can call them at 317-274-4431.
Title IX Coordination
Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, sexual violence is considered a form of sexual discrimination. You may file a Title IX sex discrimination complaint using one of these resources.
University Title IX Coordinator
Emily Springston, Chief Student Welfare & Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Sara Dickey, Interim Director of Student Conduct
Anne L. Mitchell, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity
Reporting an Incident to the Police
You should report your experience to the police as soon as possible after the incident. Police will be more likely to be able to get the evidence they need to make an arrest if you talk to them about what happened while the event is still clear in your memory. The police will interview you about what happened and ask you to have your doctor or another health professional collect medical evidence of the assault.
Reporting the incident to the police does not mean you have to seek prosecution. However, the police will be able take action to keep other students and community members safe.
How to Contact the Police
The IUPD responds to incidents on campus and is located at 1232 West Michigan Street. Officers are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For help, call 317-274-7911 or dial 911
The Indianapolis police responds to incidents anywhere in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and is located at 50 North Alabama Street. Officers are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For help, call 317-327-3811 or dial 911