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.
How to contact police
You should dial or text 911 to contact police immediately if you experience or witness sexual misconduct and are in danger. Reporting the incident to the police does not mean you have to seek prosecution.
If you or someone you know have experienced sexual violence, there are resources available at Indiana University to offer support and provide information on the options available under university policy.
The organizations listed here can provide counseling or advocacy services at no cost to you.
Located on the fourth floor of the IU Health Center, SACS has specially trained counselors available to provide you with one-on-one or group counseling.
If you are in crisis, call 812-855-8900 24 hours a day.
If you want to make an appointment to see a counselor, call 812-855-5711.
If in your day-to-day life you are unable to avoid continued contact with the person who hurt you, you can request a change in academic, living, transportation, and/or work situations.
They are located at the Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy on the Third Floor of the IU Health Center, 600 N. Jordan Ave.
For help, call 812-856-2469 or email email@example.com.
If you don’t know where to start, contact the Office of Student Affairs. The staff here can direct you to the appropriate campus resources and identify university policies related to your experience.
For help, call 812-855-8187.
If you want to file a report and involve the campus judicial system, this is where you should start. The Office of Student Conduct pursues charges against students through campus student conduct system, which is an administrative/education process, when the accused is a student.
Other avenues may be available when the accused is not a student.
You can request no-contact and no-trespass orders 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.
To make an appointment, call 812-855-5419.
If you or a family member works for Indiana University, the Employee Assistance Program can provide you with professional and confidential counseling. Its services are available to full-time employees, medical residents, and graduate appointees and their household members.
To get started, call their 24 hour help line at 888-234-8327.
Find support in Bloomington
The town of Bloomington has many resources to help with support, legal matters, and advocacy.
A representative of Middle Way House can accompany you to a medical exam if you have no one to go with you.
Located in the heart of Bloomington, Middle Way House works to empower those who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking through a wide range of supportive services and advocacy.
For help, call their 24 hour crisis intervention line at 812-336-0846.
Monroe County Victims Assistance Program empowers crime victims by providing information to help you understand the workings of the criminal justice system and the current status of your individual case.
Anyone is eligible who has experienced domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and similar offenses.
There are several resources on campus and in Bloomington that can help you with legal advice, representation, and seeking protection orders.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monroe County Clerk’s Office 301 N. College Ave., Room 201 Bloomington, IN 812-349-2614
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 resource on their campus.