Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence

Resources and Support

If you have been a target of sexual assault or relationship violence, you are not alone. While it may be difficult to ask for help, there are many sensitive and well-trained individuals that will support you through this difficult time. It is never too late to call for help.

Crisis Support
  • Centers of Hope

    Centers of Hope are committed to supporting victims of sexual assault and family violence. Each location is staffed by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, specially trained to provide crisis support, gather forensic evidence, conduct a medical exam, and assist survivors in arranging follow-up care.

    Near campus:

    IU Health Methodist: 1701 N Senate Blvd, Emergency Entrance, I-65 at 21st Street

    • 24/7 availability
    • (317) 963-3394 (Forensic Nurse Examiner mobile phone)

    Eskenazi Health: 720 Eskanazi Ave, between Michigan and 10th Streets on the west end of the IUPUI campus (more information)

    • (317) 880-8004 (manager) 

    Riley Hospital for Children (Pediatrics): 706 Riley Hospital Drive,  between Michigan and 10th Streets on the west end of the IUPUI campus

    • (317) 274-7377

    Other Indianapolis Locations: 

    -Community Hospital East:  1500 North Ritter Avenue

    • (317) 621-4673 (HOPE)

    -Franciscan St. Francis Health: 8111 S. Emerson Ave, Entrance 1  (more information) 

    • (317) 528-5442
    • (317) 528-5262  

    -St. Vincent Hospital:  2001 West 86th Street, Emergency Department

    • (317) 338-3756
    • (317) 338-1956
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline

    Operated by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), this hotline offers free, confidential counseling 24 hours a day.


  • Indianapolis Crisis Line

    Provides confidential and free crisis support from clinical specialists 24-hour, 7-days per week. Sponsored by Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis.

    (800) 273.TALK
    Text CSIS to 839863
  • What to do immediately after an assault

    Things to consider if you have been a target of sexual violence:

Campus Support

Confidential resources are available to provide support and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and relationship violence. You may contact these resources directly at:

or contact IUPUI CAPS:
Ask for Julie or Mike

These confidential employees will not disclose your identity to University officials or law enforcement without your consent. In addition to providing support and advocacy, they can also inform you of your rights related to University policies and procedures and according to state and federal laws.

Confidential employees will track the number of reports of sexual assault and relationship violence made to this office each month, and share these aggregate numbers to assist in prevention efforts and mitigate imminent threats to the campus community. YOUR identity will remain confidential.

  • IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services

    CAPS provides reduced cost professional mental health services for IUPUI students. Services are confidential and staff experienced in working with survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault. Counselors will not disclose your name of details of your sitatuion to University officials or law enforcement without your written consent, except in cases where there is immediate threat of harm to yourself or others. CAPS services include group, individual, and relationship counseling, psychological testing, evaluation and assessment, and psychiatric medication management.

  • Orders of Protection

    In Marion County, Superior Criminal Court 21 processes cost-free orders of protection to anyone that is a victim of domestic or family violence, stalking or a sex offense.

    Click here for more information about Marion County Orders of Protection  

    Protective Order Filing, Clerk’s Office
    Center Tower, Room G108, 200 East Washington Street 317-327-8577