Title IX

Stalking Awareness Month

Stalking is an intentional course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, or threatened and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, or threatened. The term does not include statutorily or constitutionally protected activity – From Stop Sexual Violence

Stalking behavior may include

  • Unwanted phone calls or texts
  • Unwanted direct messages or emails
  • Unwanted or threatening gifts
  • Appearing at a place of residence, school, or work
  • Monitoring or surveillance
  • Damage to property or physical assault
From SPARC

If you feel you're being stalked, here is what you should do:

  • Contact the Title IX Coordinator at 765-973-8402. If it is an emergency, call 911.
  • Write down everything that is happening, including the date, time, location, and a detailed description of what happened. Also keep any voicemails, text/email messages, screenshots, or items sent to you. Check out the Stalking Information Packet
  • Tell someone – friends, family members, roommates – about the problem and the importance of keeping your information private. They can also provide support and look out for you.
  • Avoid being alone – walk with a friend and try to tell someone where you are going and when they can expect you to return.
  • Remember, stalking is a crime and the stalker’s behavior is not your fault!

Events

Resource Table

Entire month of January

Visit the resource table in Whitewater Hall Lobby to learn more about stalking, as well as campus, community, and national resources.

Restroom Campaign

Entire month of January

What is stalking? What may stalking behavior look like? Educate yourself on how IU defines stalking and where to go for help.

Music Bingo

January 22, 1 p.m.
Graf Center

A twist on the traditional game of Bingo. This Bingo game informs participants of stalking messages in today's popular music. FREE PRIZES AND FOOD!