Safe & Healthy Campus - Community

A safe & respectful community

IU Bloomington will support a safe, vibrant, and healthy community characterized by a culture of care among and for our students, by supporting organizations and activities that nourish and prioritize a respectful and safe community.

This aligns with IU Bloomington Bicentennial Objective Three.

Keeping our campus safe

Goal: Support organizations and activities that nourish and prioritize a respectful and safe community.

Update: Protect IU, bias incident reporting, the IU Police Department, and the Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy all play a role in supporting a safe campus community. 

Protect IU

Protect IU is designed to provides information about health, safety, security, and preparedness. Protect IU is managed by Public Safety and Institutional Assurance, which includes the units and departments listed below. PSIA falls within both the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice President for IT and CIO.


The Indiana University Police Department keeps campus safe. Officers are fully certified and meet the same standards as all other law enforcement officers in the state of Indiana. Student cadets also assist with public safety. Examples of IUPD support include:

Bias Incident Reporting

IU Bloomington has ehanced Bias Incident Reporting efforts to protect everyone from bias regardless of their age, color, religion, disability (physical or mental), race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status, as identified in the student code of conduct.

Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy

The Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy formed in 2017-18. Working in conjunction with the Title IX office and the Student Welfare Initiative, OSVPVA developed and launched two major programs:

The Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy brings together sexual violence prevention and survivor support resources for Culture of Care, It’s On Us, Step Up! IU and Confidential Victim Advocates.

Step Up! IU and It’s On Us bystander intervention and Sexual Violence Prevention Workshops are offered by OSVPVA, Sexual Assault Crisis Services, and in partnership with departments across campus. In 2014-15, 164 programs were offered to 24,700 students and staff; in 2017, 499 programs were offered to 37,000 students and staff.

The Confidential Victim Advocates program launched in 2013 to support victims of sexual violence. Campuswide promotion of services (bathroom stall posters, videos, stories, campus climate assessment) led to an increase of students seeking assistance. Compared with 2014, 14.8% more students are seeking these services in 2018-19. CVAs work closely with IU Health Center’s free and confidential Sexual Assault Crisis Service counselors and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners to support students who have experienced sexual violence. 

  • 2014-15: 161 students
  • 2015-16: 198 students
  • 2016-17: 321 students
  • 2017-18: 329 students

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service Counseling provided by SACS launched in 1988.

  • 2014-15: 1607 visits, 158 clients
  • 2017-18: 1761 visits, 198 clients