In an effort to build the safest possible campus community, the IU Police Department-IUPUI proactively created the Safewalk program, a safe and reliable alternative to walking alone on campus at night or anytime a member of the IUPUI community needs assistance 24/7/365. Safewalk is free of charge and once you call, an officer will arrive shortly to walk you to your desired location anywhere on campus.
Crime Alerts and Information
IU-Notify is the mass communication tool that notifies students, faculty and staff to immediate dangers including a hostile intruder, an ongoing threat that could cause harm, such as unsolved robberies and sexual assaults, and severe weather, and is also used to communicate relevant updates. Alert messages can be sent to cell phones (voice and text), land-line phones, email, digital signs and some desktop computers.
Jeanne Clery Act at IU
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law requiring all higher education institutions who participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about crime on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.
The Clery Act affects virtually all higher education institutions and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. Institutions that fail to comply with the Clery Act can be penalized with large fines and may be suspended from participating in the federal financial aid program.
Annual Security Report
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the safety-related requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the IU Police Department on each IU-managed campus produces an Annual Security Report. Each report includes policy statements and specific information regarding the University’s procedures, practices, and programs concerning safety and security (i.e., policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses). The report also contains three years’ worth of statistics for particular types of crimes that occurred on campus; in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university; and on public property on or immediately adjacent to the campus.
IUPUI Crime Log
Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the IU Police Department-IUPUI is required to maintain and make available a daily crime log. The crime log provides certain details about crimes that were reported to campus police and occurred on campus, in or on a non-campus building or property, on public property within or immediately adjacent to the main campus, or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police, if applicable.
Mental Health Services
IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides professional, confidential, and compassionate mental health services for IUPUI students including group, individual, and relationship counseling, daytime crisis intervention, medication management, and testing. Counseling services are designed to assist students with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, eating concerns, grief and loss, mood changes, and trauma/recovery. CAPS also provides evaluation and assessment for learning disorders, ADHD or ADD, and autism spectrum disorders.
CAPS staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, clinical social workers, doctoral interns, and graduate students from a variety of mental health training programs. Psychiatric services are provided through contract with an independent licensed psychiatrist.
CAPS is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings by appointment only.
For assistance call IUPUI CAPS at 317-274-2548
Faculty and Staff
The IU Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides professional, confidential counseling to help faculty and staff bring their life into better balance, when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. Common reasons to use EAP include depression, stress and anxiety, conflict in the workplace, drug and alcohol abuse, family and marital problems, and grief and loss.
A 24-hour help line is available 24/7/365 to discuss problems and schedule an appointment: 888-234-8327.
Behavioral Consultation Team
If a member of the IUPUI community behaves in a way that is disruptive, causes you concern for their wellbeing, or poses a potential threat to the safety of our community, report your concerns to the Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT). The BCT is a campuswide team that provides consultation, makes recommendations for action, and coordinates campus resources in response to reports of disruptive or concerning behavior displayed by a student, staff, or faculty member before it turns into something more serious.
Call 911 or campus police at 317-274-7911 for any concerns requiring immediate attention such as potential criminal activity, or violent, threatening, or imminent suicidal behavior.
Crisis and Suicide Support
If you believe someone is at immediate risk of harm to themselves or another call 911 or campus police at 317-274-7911.
If the individual is not at immediate risk but expresses thoughts of harming themselves or another:
- During regular business hours (M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) encourage the person to go to CAPS, 719 Indiana Ave., #220, or call 317-274-2548.
- Off campus or outside of CAPS business hours, contact one of the following 24-hour crisis phone lines or go to your nearest emergency room:
Interpersonal Violence Response and Advocacy
If you or another member of the IUPUI community has been the victim of sexual or relationship violence, the assistant director of interpersonal violence prevention and response is a confidential resource that can assist in connecting with campus and community resources including health care, safety and protection, and legal options. Academic assistance may also be available. Support is available whether or not the victim chooses to report the incident to campus police or local law enforcement.
For more information call 317-274-2503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rape Aggression Defense
The Rape Aggression Defense program (RAD) is a comprehensive physical defense program that teaches students, faculty, and staff defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by utilizing easy, effective, and proven self-defense. This course helps participants take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological wellbeing.
Bystander Intervention Training
We all have a responsibility to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive community at IUPUI. Bystander Intervention Training, offered by the Division of Student Affairs, involves helping students, faculty, and staff develop the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene in a situation when another individual needs help. Bystander intervention allows students, faculty, and staff to send powerful messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior in our community.
Sexual Assault Prevention
IUPUI is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and other members of the IUPUI community. To that end, CAPS and the Office of Student Conduct offer a variety of presentations to help members of the IUPUI community understand the university sexual misconduct policy, how to report sexual or relationship violence, and ways to supportively interact with a person who discloses they’ve been sexually assaulted.
Health & Wellness Presentations
The IUPUI Office of Health and Wellness Promotion and CAPS offer presentations on a variety of topics to help educate and inform the campus community including alcohol and drug awareness, relationship violence, life balance/stress management, mental health, healthy lifestyles, sexual health, and sleep health.