IU Bloomington

2013 Annual Security Report for Indiana University Bloomington

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 Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) on each IU campus produces an Annual Security Report. Each report includes policy statements addressing the university’s procedures, practices, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Each report also includes three years worth of statistics for particular types of crimes that were reported to have occurred: on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university; and on public property on or immediately adjacent to the campus.

These reports are available online at http://protect.iu.edu/police/cleryreports. You may also request a paper copy from your campus IUPD contact at:
 
1469 E 17th street
Bloomington, In 46408
(812) 855-6707

Policy Statements

This section of the Annual Security Report discloses the procedures, practices, and programs IU has implemented to keep its students and employees safe and its facilities secure.

Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies

Criminal and suspicious actions and emergencies should be reported for the purpose of safety, security and prevention, as well as to allow the University to, when appropriate, make timely warning reports or emergency notifications to the community and to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics report when required.

Reporting to IUPD

Community members, including students, faculty, staff, and guests, are encouraged to report, accurately and promptly, all criminal or suspicious actions and any potential emergencies or dangerous situations occurring on campus. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1; if you are using a cell phone, immediately state your location. Incidents may also be reported in any of the following ways:

  • By telephone to campus IUPD at phone number 9-1-1 or (812)-855-4111
  • By campus telephone to IUPD at phone number 9-1-1 or 5-4111
  • Via the blue light telephones located on campus property
  • To police officer, security officer, or cadet officer when encountered
  • In person to campus IUPD at 1469 E. 17th Street
  • To other appropriate police agencies : Bloomington Police Department   9-1-1
Response to Report

In response to reports, and depending on the nature of the particular report, the dispatcher may either send an officer to the caller’s location or ask the caller to come to the IUPD office to file an incident report. Depending on the circumstances, an incident report may be forwarded to other university offices for potential action, as required or otherwise necessitated by law or policy, including:

  • Dean of Students
  • Office of Student Ethics and Anti-Harassment Programs
  • Student Life and Learning
  • Residential Programs & Services Judicial Board
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Affairs
  • Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
  • Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Activities
Voluntary, Confidential Reporting

If you are a victim of or witness to a crime, but you do not want to pursue action within the university system or the criminal justice system, you may still choose to make a report and request that it remain confidential. The purpose of such a report is to comply with your wish to keep your identity confidential, while also providing information to help ensure the future safety of yourself and others. An IUPD officer can file a confidential report detailing the incident without revealing your identity, to the extent allowed by law. Using the information provided in the confidential police report, the university can keep an accurate record of: the number of incidents involving students, employees, and visitors; determine whether there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant; and alert the university community to potential dangers. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the university.

Pastoral and Professional Counselors

Any campus ‘pastoral counselors’ and campus ‘professional counselors,’ when acting in those roles, are not considered to be a campus security authority (CSA) and therefore are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. However, pastoral or professional counselors, if and when they deem appropriate, may inform persons being counseled of our procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

Security of and Access to Campus Facilities

IU campuses are open to the public. During business hours, most buildings are open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees; however, there may be restricted areas that are not accessible without permission from a university representative. On evenings and weekends, certain buildings are open for scheduled classes, events, or meetings. Some buildings may stay open 24 hours, or have hours that vary at different times of the year. Buildings will be closed according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the building. When a building is closed, only faculty, staff, and students with specific authorization are permitted inside. Emergencies may necessitate changes to any posted schedules.

Other campus security and access controls include:

  • Building Services secures most academic buildings between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day. However; there are exceptions to this policy. Go to ( http://rps.indiana.edu/index.cfml ) or your residence center desk for information on a specific residence hall
  • IUPD police and security officers routinely check exterior doors during patrol
Campus Residence Access

Special consideration for campus residence access include:

  • Key card access
  • Video recording and monitoring
  • Resident Assistant walk-through after hours
  • IUPD patrol
Security Considerations for the Maintenance of Campus Facilities

IUPD officers patrol campus buildings and grounds regularly. If officers notice any unsafe conditions, such as poor lighting, they report them to the appropriate administrators for correction.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to report safety issues to the IUPD or one of the following:

  • Physical Plant (812) 855-8728, this number is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    • Please note that only emergencies are responded to after regular work hours.
  • RPS housing manager can be contacted 24 hours a day.
  • IUPD non-emergency line is available 24 hours a day; (812) 855-4111

A very strong commitment to campus security and safety is maintained through regular surveys of the following:

  • Interior lighting is checked daily by Building Services and RPS staff
  • Exterior doors and locking hardware are checked daily by Building Services and RPS staff
  • Exterior lighting is monitored on a daily basis by the IU Physical Plant
  • Emergency telephones are surveyed monthly for deficiencies

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

Timely Warnings about Crimes

All of us want to be promptly alerted to potentially dangerous criminal situations near our homes or workplaces, so that we have both the time and the information necessary to take appropriate precautions. When the campus IUPD Chief or his/her designee has determined that a Clery Act crime is occurring on campus and that the incident may pose a serious or continuing threat to members of the campus community, the campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee is responsible for issuing a timely warning to notify members of the community of the situation.

Timely warnings are usually distributed for crimes classified as arson, criminal homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, sexual assault, and other sexual offenses. In deciding whether or not to issue a warning, the campus IUPD Chief examines the facts of each incident on a case-by-case basis, and considers when and where the incident occurred, when the incident was reported, and any other information available to the IUPD. For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may be no ongoing threat to other university community members; therefore, a timely warning would not be distributed. Timely warnings may be distributed for other crimes as deemed necessary by the campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee.

Warnings are generally written by the campus IUPD Chief or his or her designee, and are issued by the IUPD. IU-Notify is used to send timely warnings and updates to members of the university community by email, text message, and/or telephone. On a case-by-case basis, other means of distribution may be used, including:

More information on what IU-Notify is and how it works can be found at http://kb.iu.edu/data/avvo.html. Instructions for how to update your contact information are found at http://kb.iu.edu/data/avvp.html.

Emergency Notifications

When IU receives a report of a potential emergency or other dangerous situation, Public Safety and campus officials respond and assess each individual incident. An emergency notification is initiated by an event that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the campus. Emergency notification procedures are initiated for any significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. University officials authorized to send messages via the emergency notification process will, without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, collaborate to determine the content of the message. These officials will communicate information regarding the threat to the campus community or to the appropriate segment of the community if the threat is limited to a particular building or segment of the population. IU may not immediately issue a notification for a confirmed emergency or dangerous situation if doing so, in the professional judgment of first responders and Public Safety officials, will compromise efforts to assist a victim, to contain the emergency, to respond to the emergency, or to otherwise mitigate the emergency.

IU's use of emergency response and notification procedures is not necessarily limited to crimes. An incident such as a serious gas leak, tornado, hazardous materials spill, or winter storm, for instance, could also warrant the use of this protocol.

University officials authorized to send messages via the emergency notification process include the following staff: Public Safety officials (a term that includes Police, Emergency Management and Continuity, and Environmental Health and Safety personnel) and Communications/Marketing personnel. These officials will use their discretion to determine the content of the message, specific method(s) of notification, recipients of the notification, and sending authority. Usually, such notification will be made using the IU-Notify emergency notification system. Notification may be accomplished using a variety of messaging methods that include text messages, telephone calls, email, television cable override, sirens, digital signage, web site banners, and/or public address systems. If there is a need to disseminate information outside of the campus community, it is posted to the IU Protect web site at https://protect.iu.edu, distributed to local news agencies, and posted to WebEOC (which notifies surrounding public safety jurisdictions and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security)

Response and Evacuation Procedures and Tests

Response and evacuation procedures are documented in campus "Emergency Procedures and Emergency Action Plans." Evacuation route maps are posted in hallways throughout all campus buildings.

Announced and unannounced drills are scheduled and executed annually to test evacuation procedures.

An announced test of the IU-Notify emergency notification system is conducted at least once per calendar year. This test also publicizes the protect.iu.edu website, which contains information about emergency procedures.

Each test, drill, and exercise is designed to assess and evaluate plans and capabilities and is documented in writing. The documentation includes a description of the test/drill/exercise, the date held, the time started and ended, whether the test/drill/exercise was announced or unannounced, and recommendations or improvements, if applicable.

Campus tests, drills, and exercises performed in the calendar year for this report include:

  • March 27: Drill for Tornado/Severe Weather, alert notification, announced exercise
  • April 23: Drill for all-hazards, EOC activation, announced drill
  • June 11-13: Full-Scale Exercise for EF5 Tornado, Unified Command - Search and Extraction Operations, announced exercise
  • August 1: Tabletop Exercise for hazardous Materials incident: Unified Command – Event Operations on football game day, announced exercise
  • September 10: Functional Exercise for hazardous chemical spill: Unified Command and HazMat Response, announced exercise

Missing Student Notification 

IU’s policy is to thoroughly investigate all reports of missing persons, and to ensure that all missing person notifications are made promptly and in accordance with applicable state and federal law. 

If a student who resides in on-campus housing is believed to be missing, this must be reported immediately to the IUPD. The IUPD will obtain a report and initiate an investigation. If the IUPD determines that a student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, the IUPD will notify local law enforcement and inform the student’s designated contact person(s) no more than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. These procedures may be implemented in less than 24 hours if circumstances warrant.

In addition to identifying an emergency contact, any student who resides in an on-campus housing facility may identify the same or different person to be contacted should the student be determined to be missing. If a student has identified such a person, the IUPD will notify that person no more than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated person, the IUPD will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian in addition to the students designated contact. This contact information will be registered confidentially, will be accessible only to authorized campus officials, and will not be disclosed outside of a need to further a missing student investigation. A student can register their missing student contact information by:

Going to : http://go.iu.edu/5eR to register missing student contact information.

Information about the missing person will be entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC) within two hours of being received by police. This information will also be sent to any police department near the location where the missing student was last seen, or any law enforcement agency to which the reporting party requests the information be sent, provided the officer considers the request to be reasonable.

Crime Prevention and Security Awareness

The IUPD and many other IU departments use a variety of media to provide information about crime prevention, to publicize campus security procedures and practices, and to encourage community members to be responsible for their own security and for the security of others.

Campus security and fire safety procedures are discussed during new student orientation. Representatives, or a designee, from the IUPD, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), and the Office of Emergency Management and Continuity (EMAC) participate in forums, engage in town hall meetings, and are available by request to address student and employee questions, and to explain university security, public safety, and fire safety measures and procedures. Members of the IUPD conduct presentations about crime prevention and general security and safety awareness when requested by various community groups, including students and employees of the university. Information typically provided includes: crime prevention tips; statistics on crime at IU; fire safety information; information about campus security procedures and practices; and encouragement to all community members to be responsible for their own security and for the security of others.

Campus security awareness and crime prevention programs include:

  • AED to Loan

Operation Heartbeat has placed a "loaner" AED (Automated External Defibrillators) at IUPD. Any group may borrow the AED for up to four days, provided they will have a person at the function that is trained in its use. Some guidelines are:

There is only one "loaner" AED and it will be loaned out on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to borrow the AED for your function please call IUPD about its availability at 812-855-4111. 

  • DRUG AWARENESS

This program is designed to inform and heighten the awareness of university officials who may come into contact with illegal drugs in the course of their work. This program is conducted upon request and can last 45-60 minutes. There is no cost for this program and there are no equipment needs. This program is conducted in a location with good ventilation and secure from the general public. 

  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)

This process involves a survey of the physical, mechanical and organizational structure of a location for the purpose of identifying those features which may contribute to unwanted behaviors such as criminal acts. CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) and Crime Prevention are very closely linked in that a CPTED survey often results in additional crime prevention recommendations. Eligibility for a CPTED survey is generally predicated upon the existence of a current behavioral problem related to crime and is usually conducted upon request. A CPTED survey can take several hours and the construction of the accompanying recommendation matrix can also require several days. There currently is no cost for a CPTED survey from the IU Police Department. There are no equipment needs for the completion of this process.

  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)

This is offered to females only. This is a program designed to teach self-defense options and awareness to women. Currently this program is offered about three times per calendar year. It is 12 hours long and is spread out over the course of 3 or 4 days. This program is free, equipment needed is provided by the RAD Instructors of the IU Police Department. The program is conducted in any room allowing sufficient space for movement and audience participation.

  • FVG (Fatal Vision Goggles)

This is a program which is designed to enhance awareness of the effects of alcohol consumption on the body's ability to perform basic physical tasks. This is accomplished by wearing the goggles which are optically designed to create visual impairment and then having subjects attempt tasks as instructed by the officer conducting the program. There currently is no specific eligibility requirement for participation in this program. The program is typically conducted upon request and lasts about 30 minutes. There is no cost to the participant. The equipment required to conduct the program is provided by the IU Police Department. The program is offered at a variety of locations both indoors and out. 

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This is offered to females only. This is a program for females on campus and is designed to address personal safety awareness and risk minimization issues usually as they pertain to potential sexual assault or attack situations. We will present this program as often as we are asked to do so; there is no set schedule of frequency. The program is 1 1/2 - 2 hours long and there is no charge. There are no equipment needs for this program. It is conducted in any room allowing sufficient space for movement and audience participation. 

  • PROJECT GROW & PROJECT LEAD

These projects are efforts by the Monroe County Extension Office in conjunction with the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service to bring the police into elementary schools and facilitate positive interaction and learning between the police and the children through the presentation of a variety of topics. These programs are conducted upon request by the Monroe County Extension Office and last 50 minutes each. There is no cost to conduct these programs. The equipment needs for these programs consists of subject matter outlines provided by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Office and the Monroe County Extension Office. 

  • BICYCLE SAFETY FOR KIDS

The program is designed to teach children proper and safe bicycle riding methods by using hands on participation and instruction as well as some instruction from manuals. Any child is allowed to participate. Programs are conducted upon request, usually during warmer weather and can last 1-2 hours depending upon the number participating. There is no cost to the participant; however it is much more easily facilitated when all participants have their own bicycles. All additional equipment required for the program is supplied by the IU Police Department. This program must be conducted in a location offering a large flat paved area which can be secured from motor vehicle traffic. 

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Designed to enhance awareness and response options through discussion of the crimes, causes, effects and solutions associated with Domestic Violence. There is no specific eligibility requirement for this program. These programs generally last about 45 minutes. There is no cost and there are no specific equipment needs. These programs are offered upon request in any location suitable for audience attendance.

  • COPS & KIDS

This program is designed to foster positive interaction between police officers and children and involves a police officer talking to children in a daycare or school setting. There is no specific eligibility for this program and it is conducted upon request by a daycare or school authority. These programs generally last about 45 minutes and there is no cost to participants. There are no specific equipment needs for this program. It is usually offered at the daycare or school; however it can be conducted at the IU Police Department as a field trip for the kids.

To schedule a security awareness or crime prevention presentation, contact the IUPD office on your campus at:

iupd@indiana.edu

(812)855-4111

Campus Law Enforcement/Security

Law Enforcement Authority

The IUPD employs sworn police officers, certified by the State of Indiana, and meet state-mandated training requirements. These officers have full police powers as granted by the State of Indiana (IC 21-39-4), and have access to national and state law enforcement computer networks. IUPD officers have primary jurisdiction on any real property owned or occupied by the university, including the streets passing through and adjacent to such property. In addition, these officers have the power to assist university officials in the enforcement of IU's rules and regulations.

Working Relationship with State and Local Enforcement Agencies

By resolution of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, university police are authorized to exercise police powers beyond the primary jurisdiction in certain circumstances. The IUPD maintains a cooperative working relationship with municipal and county law enforcement agencies in the geographic areas in which campuses are located, as well as with Indiana State Police and Federal agencies. When investigating alleged criminal offenses, the IUPD cooperates with the appropriate law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice authorities.

These cooperative working relationships include:

  • The IU Police Department's Bloomington Division receives assistance from the Bloomington Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police when necessary or when requested during investigations. This excellent working relationship regarding mutual assistance is reciprocal. In addition, the IU Police Department's Bloomington Division participates in and receives tactical response from the Monroe County multi-jurisdictional Critical Incident Response Team.
  • The IU Police Department's Bloomington Division has a close working relationship with State and local police and a signed jurisdictional agreement with the Bloomington Police Department. Verbal agreements for mutual aid exist with State and local police to assist in the investigation of alleged crimes.

IUPD officers normally investigate all criminal offenses that occur in the IUPD's primary jurisdiction, and work with the staff of cooperating agencies when incidents arise that require joint investigative efforts, resources, crime-related reports, and exchanges of information. The officers of IUPD and cooperating agencies communicate regularly at the scene of incidents that occur in and around the campus. Meetings may be held between the IUPD and cooperating law enforcement agencies for purposes of sharing information, on both a formal and informal basis. Local and state police agencies provide back-up assistance for any emergency that might require extensive police services. Any law enforcement officer may come onto campus at any time; just as IUPD officers have powers to arrest, city and state police can arrest students and visitors on campus for violations of law within their agencies’ jurisdictions. In addition, the university has the responsibility of advising the appropriate authorities of violations of civil or criminal law committed by anyone on campus, either when a request for specific information is made or when there is a danger to life or property.

Crimes Involving Student Organizations at Off-Campus Locations

If IU students are implicated in criminal activity occurring off-campus, including off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by IU (with or without housing facilities), the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction may notify the IUPD; however, there is no official policy requiring such notification. Students in these cases may be subject both to arrest by law enforcement officers with jurisdiction over the area where the criminal activity occurs, and subject to the university’s judicial proceedings through:

  • IU Bloomington does not have any officially recognized student organizations that have housing facilities off-campus.
  • Students involved in criminal activity off campus may be reported to: 
    • Dean of Students   
    • Office of Student Ethics
    • Student Life and Learnin 
    • IU Health Center
Disclosure of University Disciplinary Proceedings Results

Upon receipt of a written request from the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the University will disclose to them the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the university against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of this request.

Alcohol and Drugs

The possession, use, sale, manufacturing or distribution of any controlled substance, including alcohol, on the IU campus is governed by the: campus Alcohol and Drug-Free Policy; the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, and the laws of the State of Indiana. The Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) controls state laws regarding the possession, use, sale, consumption, or furnishing of alcohol. However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on campus is primarily the responsibility of the IUPD. IU has been designated “drug free,” and the consumption of alcohol on campus is only permitted under certain circumstances as set forth by university policy. The illegal possession, use, sale, manufacture, or distribution of any controlled substance is enforced under both state and federal laws. The IUPD proactively enforces these laws and university policies concerning alcohol and drugs on campus, including state underage drinking laws. Violators may be subject to university disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine, and/or imprisonment.

Underage Drinking

It is unlawful to sell, furnish, or provide alcohol to a person who is under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age is illegal. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the university.

University and Campus Policies

Violators of IU policies are subject to the provisions of applicable laws as well as university disciplinary actions, which may include eviction from campus housing, revocation of other privileges, or suspension or expulsion from the university. Disciplinary action may be taken in order to protect the interests of the university and the rights and safety of others.

University and campus policies pertaining to the possession, use, and sale of alcohol and other drugs are outlined in:

Prevention Programs

IU is committed to promoting the health and safety of its campus community through a program of drug and alcohol education and the implementation of relevant polices. Additional information on drug and alcohol abuse education prevention programs can be found within the University and campus policies identified above. IU encourages members of the community who may be experiencing difficulty with drugs or alcohol to utilize one of the following on-campus resources:

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) (812)- 885-5711
  • Office of Alternative Screening and Intervention Services (OASIS) Eigenmann Hall (812) 856-3898
  • Dean of Students Office (812) 855-8187
  • Student Health Center (812) 855-4011
  • Faculty and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1 (888) 234-8327

Available off-campus services include:

Sex Offenses

Prevention and Education Programs

IU offers educational programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses. These programs are offered through:

  • IUPD (812)855-4111 or  iupd@indiana.edu
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) (812)- 885-5711
Procedures for Victims

Get to a Safe Place as Soon as Possible. 

Preserve Physical Evidence. 

In the case of sexual assault, it is particularly important to remember that it may be necessary to preserve evidence for use in court or in university disciplinary proceedings. Do not change your clothes, wash, douche, or use the toilet before seeking medical attention, as such activities may result in the loss of evidence.

Contact the Police. 

If you are the victim of sexual assault, get help as soon as possible. Report the assault immediately by calling the IUPD at (812) 855-6707 or coming to the police department, located at 1469 E 17th Street, Bloomington, In 46408 in person.

IU Police Department personnel can also assist you in contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency for crimes not occurring on university property. IUPD will supply the victim with a resource guide that contains information on services available on campus and in the community. The guide provides general information to assist the victim with making choices about services he/she needs.

Get Medical Attention 


Victims of sexual assault should seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is necessary to mitigate the risk of sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy and to determine the existence or extent of, and to treat, any physical injury. Additionally, medical personnel will obtain evidence to help in the investigation. Not seeking medical attention could have physical and emotional consequences. Victims of sexual violence may be eligible for certain services at no cost; the IUPD can provide victims with resources concerning health care cost and reporting to your insurance company, as stated in state laws. IUPD personnel will assist a victim with transportation to a hospital, if necessary. Some area hospitals have personnel who have been specially trained to deal with sexual assaults.

  • Indiana University Health - Bloomington Hospital (812) 353-9313
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
  • IU Health Center (812) 855-8900
    • Sexual Assault Crisis Service Line
Reporting and Response Procedures

If you choose to report the incident to the IUPD, an officer will take a statement from you regarding what happened. The officer will ask you to describe the assailant(s) and may ask questions about the scene of the crime, any witnesses, and what happened before and after the incident. If you wish, you may have a support person with you during the interview. IMPORTANT: Reporting an incident to the police is a separate step from choosing to prosecute. When you file a report, you are NOT obligated to continue with legal proceedings or university disciplinary action. YOU can CHOOSE whether or not to participate in proceedings at any point.

There are numerous reasons to report sexual assault to the IUPD, including:

  • Assisting the victim;
  • Taking actions to prevent further victimization, including issuing a crime alert to warn the campus community of an impending threat to safety;
  • Apprehending the assailant; 
  • Collection and preservation of evidence necessary for prosecution;
  • Seeking justice for the wrong that has been done to the victim; and
  • Having the incident recorded for purposes of reporting statistics about incidents that occurred on campus.

In the case of crimes not occurring on university property, IUPD personnel will also assist in contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency, at the victim's request.

Counseling Services

Victims may choose to seek assistance from the following on-campus resources:

  • IU Health Center - Sexual Assault Crisis Services (SACS) (812) 855-8900
    • IU Health Center’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service helps any member of the Indiana University community who has experienced an assault
  • IU Health Center - Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (812) 855-5711
    • CAPS offers psychological counseling to students to help them cope with personal concerns
  • Student Advocates Office (812) 855-0761
  • Dean of Students Office (812) 855-8187

Victims may also consult off-campus resources, including:

  • Middle Way House(812) 336-0846
  • Indiana University Health - Bloomington Hospital (812) 353-9313
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
  • Bloomington Police : (812) 339-4477
University Disciplinary Procedures

If a sex offense involves another student, regardless of where the alleged offense occurred, the victim may request that disciplinary action be initiated within the university. The accuser and the accused are both entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding. The outcome of the proceedings will be provided to both the accuser and the accused. This may only include the final determination with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. The victim cannot be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement or to otherwise agree to a prohibition from discussing the case. Notification of final results is made to both the victim and the accused, in the same manner and within the same time frame. Sanctions may include counseling, suspension, expulsion, or termination from the university. More information concerning university procedures for disciplinary action is contained in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Student victims may also request changes in university classroom, academic, and/or living arrangements; these requests will be granted when such changes are reasonably available.

Obtaining Registered Sex Offender Information

Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary’s Law requires sheriff's departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sheriffs’ Sex Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff's departments. The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, or study in Indiana. In addition, under the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, any sex offender who is already required to register in any U.S. state, must provide notice to any institution of higher education in the state(s) in which that person is employed, carries on a vocation, and/or is a student.

The National Sex Offender Registry links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries together and can be accessed via:

Preparation of Disclosure of Crime Statistics

The campus IUPD prepares a disclosure of crime statistics and publishes it as part of this Annual Security Report by October 1 each year, adding new statistics for the previous year. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes, as defined in the Clery Act, that were reported to have occurred: on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university; or on public property on or immediately adjacent to the campus. Reported crimes that occur in IU-owned houses that are occupied by students, or in IU-owned student apartments, are reported as occurring in on-campus residential units. Reports of crimes and attempted crimes are listed according to the calendar year in which the crime was reported as required by the Clery Act, as are arrests and referrals for illegal alcohol, drug, and weapons violations.


Statistics are based on campus IUPD records and those gathered annually by written request from cooperating local law enforcement agencies, as well as statistics and information on educational efforts and programs gathered from appropriate campus security authorities, including:

  • Bloomington Police Department
  • Monroe County Sheriff Department
  • Indiana State Police
  • Indiana Excise Police
  • Dean of Students
  • Office of Student Ethics

Although the following sources are not required by law to provide statistics for this report, statistical information, which contains no personal identifying information, is also requested from:

  • Student Counseling Center

Each year, enrolled students, faculty, and staff are notified via email when the new report containing the previous year's statistics is made available, generally on or before October 1. In addition, prospective students and prospective employees are notified of the report during application processes.

Statistics are reported using the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) classifications.

Crime Statistics

Offense On-CampusOn-Campus ResidenceNon-CampusPublic Property
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter2012
2011
2010 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible2012 27  23 
2011 11 10 
2010 16  12 
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible2012
2011 0 0
2010
Robbery2012
2011 0
2010
Aggravated Assault2012
2011 12 
2010
Burglary2012 71  60
2011 89  51 
2010 52  47 
Motor Vehicle Theft2012 14 
2011 18 
2010 2
Arson2012
2011
2010
ArrestsWeapons, Carrying, Possession, Etc.2012
2011
2010
Drug Abuse Violations2012 210 140  10  40 
2011 199  124  21 
2010 212  119  25 
Liquor Law Violations2012 452 104  25  133 
2011 454  108  13  96 
2010 403  70  14  87 
Disciplinary ReferralsWeapons, Carrying, Possession, Etc.2012
2011 1
2010
Drug Abuse Violations2012 202  160  13 
2011 366  232 
2010 176  160 
Liquor Law Violations2012 873  823 17 
2011 1210  769 
2010 1042  1009 

 

Hate Crime StatisticsOn-CampusOn-Campus ResidencNon-CampusPublic Property
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter                 Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Sex Offenses, Forcible                  Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible                 Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Robbery                  Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Aggravated Assault                 Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Burglary                  Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Motor Vehicle Theft                  Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Arson                  Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Larceny-Theft                 Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Simple Assault                  Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Intimidation                  Race

2012 0
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012
2011
2010
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010
Destruction/ Damage/ Vandalism of Property                 Race

2012 2
2011
2010
Gender

2012
2011
2010
Religion

2012 0
2011
2010 1
Sexual Orientation 2012
2011
2010
Ethnicity/ National Origin2012 1
2011
2010
Disability 2012
2011
2010

Annual Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the fire-related requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the IU Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims provides an Annual Fire Safety Report for each IU campus that has on-campus student housing including information on policies, procedures and programs concerning fire safety. The Annual Fire Safety Report is located at the following link. You may also request a paper copy by contacting INLOCC via phone at 812-855-9758. 

https://inlocc.iu.edu/ORM/CAS/FireReporting/2012%20IUB.pdf  

Appendix A - Crime Definitions

Definitions obtained from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook, the FBI National Incident-Based Reporting System Handbook (sex offenses only), and 34 CFR 668 Appendix A.

Crime Definitions
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Sex-Offenses – Forcible: any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Including: forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, forcible fondling.  
Sex Offenses – Non-forcible: unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse. Including: incest and statutory rape. 
Robbery: taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. 
Aggravated Assault: an unlawf