Help at IU Bloomington

Find help at IU Bloomington

If you, or someone you know, has experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct, it is important to get help as soon as possible. Remember, it is never the fault of the person who experiences any form of sexual misconduct, and it is never OK.

The Bloomington campus and community has resources to help and support you or anyone who has experienced sexual misconduct. We can help you get immediate medical services, report the incident, find support, and learn about IU’s policies.

How to get medical help

We understand that seeking help when you have experienced sexual misconduct can seem frightening and overwhelming. You might not even be sure what you want to do. That’s okay. You are still encouraged to seek medical help as soon as possible to check for injuries and collect evidence in case you do decide to pursue prosecution. There are several options to find medical care.

If you are a member of the IU community, IU Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) can 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

SACS is located in the IU Health Center at 600 North Jordan Avenue (at Tenth Street), across from the Wells Library. Counselors are also available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 812-855-5711.

For immediate assistance, call the Sexual Assault Crisis Service Line at 812-855-8900.

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 at 600 North Jordan Avenue (at 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.

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 at 601 West Second Street (at Rogers Street).

You can walk in 24 hours a day or call 812-353-9515 for more information.

Legal resources

There are several resources on campus and in Bloomington that can help you with legal advice, representation, and seeking protection orders.

If you would like to get a civil protection order, this group can help. Through the Protective Order Project, volunteer students from the Maurer School of Law help victims of stalking, sexual assault, and dating or relationship violence get and enforce civil protective orders for no cost.

For help, call 812-855-4800 or email pop@indiana.edu

If you need legal advice, Student Legal Services can help. Attorneys and law students provide legal assistance and representation to students free of charge, including walk-in consultations and assistance with filing applications for protective orders after sexual assault. In matters involving two students, information about how to seek legal protection will be provided, but legal representation cannot be provided.

For help, call 812-855-7867 or email stulegal@indiana.edu

The Monroe County Bar website can help you find legal assistance and representation information.

If you need to file a petition for an Order of Protection, you can do so at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office.

Monroe County Clerk’s Office
301 N. College Ave., Room 201
Bloomington, IN
812-349-2614

Confidentiality

Indiana 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.