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Getting Support: Safety


  • IU Police Department (IUPD)
    801 N. Jordan Ave.
    Emergencies (Voice and TDD): dial 911

    The Indiana University Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide service to the university community. The IUPD employs 45 full-time sworn police officers and several part-time student officers on the Bloomington campus. All officers are certified as police officers by the Law Enforcement Training Board.

    When reporting any type of emergency (medical, fire, police), dial 911. All 911 calls from campus phones and pay phones are received directly by the IUPD, which responds to all medical, fire, and police emergencies. You may also contact the police department from your cellular telephone by dialing #IUPD for Cingular users and *IUPD for Verizon users.

    IUPD also offers programming on personal safety, rape prevention, theft prevention, and drug and alcohol education throughout the year.

    An on-line guide—University and Community Services for Victims of Sexual Assault—lists the names, addresses, phone numbers, hours of operation, and procedures of relevant departments representing the areas of counseling, medical facilities, law enforcement, and legal action. The web site includes other information from the IU Police Department.

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Personal Safety

  • The Commission on Personal Safety
    Created in 1987, the Commission on Personal Safety addresses issues that have a direct bearing on the personal safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Bloomington campus. It accomplishes its work through subcommittees on communication and policy, education, facilities and services, and bicycle safety. The dean for women’s affairs serves as co-chair with the dean of students. For more information, e-mail: cps@indiana.edu

  • IUSA Safety Escort Service
    855-SAFE (855-7233)
    The service operates every day, transporting students and faculty by means of mini-vans. The hours are Sunday–Thursday 7 p.m.–2 a.m., Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.–midnight (fall and the first 2 1/2 months of second semester); Sunday–Thursday 8 p.m.–2 a.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.–midnight. IUSA Safety Escort also offers Walking Escorts to students five nights a week (during the warmer months), Sunday–Thursday 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m. The service is run by a hired staff, with the exception of Walking Escorts—which is run by volunteers.

  • Raising Awareness of Interactions in Sexual Encounters (RAISE)
    RAISE is a group of student volunteers that facilitates rape awareness programs in dorms, fraternities, sororities, classes, and for student groups at Indiana University. RAISE presentations are a great way to discuss issues that are often confusing, but which affect many of us and need to be discussed. To volunteer or to schedule a program, contact the Office of Womens Affairs or e-mail: raise@indiana.edu.

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Last updated: November 16, 2010
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