Help at IUPUC

Find help at IUPUC

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 IUPUC 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.

The local hospital emergency department is 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.

Columbus Regional Health Hospital
2400 East 17th Street

Volunteers in Medicine
836 Jackson Street

Find support on campus

If you or someone you know has 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.

Solutions Student Assistance Services provides free, local, professional, and confidential consultations for IUPUC students. Solutions SAS is a service of Centerstone Indiana.

To make an appointment with a counselor, call 812-377-5074 or 800-766-0068.

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.

Help with interim measures

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, transportation, and/or work situations. Your request will be reviewed by the appropriate people and may be granted if it is reasonable, even if you haven't reported the incident.

For help with living arrangements and schedule changes:

  • Adaptive Educational Services: 317-314-8525
  • Office of Equal Opportunity: 317-274-2306
  • IUPUC Personnel Administration: 812-314-8506

Other advocate services may be available.

Legal resources

Legal assistance and representation information can be obtained by contacting the Bartholomew County Bar Association.

Protection Orders

If you need to file a Petition for an Order of Protection, you can do so at the Bartholomew County Clerk of Courts Office.

Bartholomew County Clerk of Courts
Washington Street Columbus, IN 47202


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.