Sexual Violence & Misconduct

We're leading the fight against sexual violence.

We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual violence, and we are committed to providing resources and support for any student in need.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 as soon as possible.

How to report an incident

If you experience an incident of sexual misconduct, there are several reporting options on campus:

While this won't necessarily initiate criminal or university action, reporting sets the groundwork for potential disciplinary action and could help implement supportive measures such as no-contact orders or assistance in changing academic, living, transportation, and/or work situations.

* Responsible employees include (but are not limited to) instructors, advisors, coaches and athletic staff who work with students, student affairs administrators, all supevisors and university officials, and other employees who work in offices that interface with students. They are required to report a disclosure of sexual misconduct to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

What to do if:

  1. Get to a safe place and call 911 as soon as possible.
  2. Contact someone you trust to be with you for support.
  3. Seek medical attention for physical injuries and to protect yourself from the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and/or pregnancy. Request a forensic exam to preserve evidence in case you choose to report what happened now or in the future.
  4. Preserve evidence. While it's hard not to want to erase all signs of what happened to you, wait to shower, use the restroom, change clothes, comb your hair, clean up the crime scene, or move anything the offender might have touched until you've had a medical exam and/or contacted the police.
  5. Get counseling and support.
  6. Consider reporting the incident to campus police or local law enforcement, or filing a complaint with the campus Title IX coordinator.

There are specific confidential employees on each campus that someone requesting complete anonymity can be referred to. This means that students can go to these employees to get assistance and they will maintain confidentiality. Confidential employees may not share personally identifying information with university officials without an individual's consent.

The University's confidential employees include, but are not limited to:

  • Licensed, professional mental health counselors working in that capacity, and
  • Health care professionals and staff located in on-campus health care centers

Confidential employees will only report if you give them permission to.

You do not have to seek prosecution, but reporting helps keep you, other students, and community members safe. If you choose to seek prosecution, dial 911 or, depending on the location of the incident, contact the following:

You have a number of options.

  • Get help. Call 911.
  • Intervene or distract (if it will not also put you in danger).
  • Give the victim an escape route before inappropriate behavior escalates.
  • Encourage the victim to seek help and get support.
  • Make sure the victim is not alone. They may need space, but stay nearby if possible until police arrive.
  • Learn more about sexual assault and misconduct. IU East offers programming throughout the year to educate the IU community about what they can do to help. Be prepared to be a friend and ally when someone needs it most.

Report it to the campus Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Encourage them to seek help and get support.  Law enforcement, campus counselors, and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator have been trained to help and provide important resources.  You might also refer them to the RAINN national sexual assault hotline (24/7 availability by phone or chat).

Be part of the change

Take action!

Participate in or even lead sexual assault prevention initiatives like It's On Us, the Red Flag Campaign, and Denim Day. Talk to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator or Campus Life  and visit the Title IX website to learn more.

Understand Consent

What is consent? Outside of an obvious verbal 'yes', consent can seem hard to understand, but it's really pretty simple. Find out more!

Information about consent

It's On Us

Pledge to be part of the solution, learn what to do as a bystander when sexual assault occurs, and keep the conversation going here on campus!

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