Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response

If you are impacted by sexual or relationship violence or stalking, we are here to help

You have a wealth of resources available to you should you find yourself in a crisis. One of the ways we can offer support is through relationship violence and sexual assault advocacy.

Our assistant director of interpersonal violence prevention and response provides advocacy and support, regardless of whether you choose to report to law enforcement or the university. As a confidential employee, they will not disclose your identity to university officials or law enforcement without your consent. This advocate will:

  • Connect you with campus and community resources to support your well-being.
  • Help you navigate university policies to minimize the impact on your academic records while you address your health and safety needs.
  • Help you understand state and federal laws.
  • Assist with filing a no-cost Civil Order of Protection through the Marion County Superior Criminal Court if you are a victim of domestic or family violence, stalking, or a sex offense.

If you are in imminent danger or require immediate assistance, call 911 or contact the Indiana University Police Department at 317-274-7911.

Find additional support

To find additional crisis support through the Division of Student Affairs, visit Emergency Resources. If you are not in immediate danger, you may find the following advocacy in the community resources helpful. You can also find an extensive listing of community resources at the Help Me Roar website.

Centers of Hope support victims of sexual assault and family violence. They have several locations, each staffed by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners who are specially trained to conduct a medical exam, collect forensic evidence, provide crisis support, and help arrange follow-up care.

  • Eskenazi Health (720 Eskenazi Ave.): Call the program manager at 317-880-8004 or 317-880-8006. Services are available 24/7.
  • IU Health Methodist (1701 N. Senate Blvd., Emergency entrance at I-65 and 21st St.): Call the forensic nurse examiner's mobile phone at 317-963-3394. Services are available 24/7.
  • Riley Hospital for Children (706 Riley Hospital Dr.): Call 317-274-7377 for pediatric services.
  • Community Hospital East (1500 N. Ritter Ave.): Call 317-621-4673 or 317-355-4672 for assistance.
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health (8111 S. Emerson Ave., Entrance 1): Call 317-528-5442 or 317-528-5262 for assistance.
  • St. Vincent Hospital (2001 W. 86th St.): Call 317-338-3756 or 317-338-1956 or 317-338-6629 for assistance.

Legacy House (2505 N. Arlington Ave.) provides no-cost trauma counseling and advocacy services to victims of violence. Services are available to individuals and families. Visit Legacy House or call their crisis line at 317-554-5272.

Families First (615 N. Alabama St., Suite 304) provides confidential services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include individual and family mental health counseling, support groups, domestic violence programs, and more. For 24-hour sexual assault crisis support, call 833-338-SASS (7277). For more information, visit Families First or call 317-634-6341.

The Julian Center (2011 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202) empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Services include emergency shelter, counseling, support group services, legal services, sexual assault advocacy, and more. Visit The Julian Center or call the 24-hour crisis line 317-920-9320 for more information.

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: Get free, confidential counseling from the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) by calling 1-800-656-HOPE or visiting the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network website.
  • Connect-2-Help 211: Call 317-926-4357 to be connected to advocacy services.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Talk confidentially with highly trained advocates specializing in supporting victims of domestic violence. Get connected with resources or information, and find support if you're questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY), or visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website.