IU South Bend

2013 Annual Security Report for Indiana University South Bend

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/crimestats. You may also request a paper copy from your campus IUPD at 574-520-4239 or stop by 2002 Mishawaka Ave on the South Bend Campus or at the Security Office at the Elkhart Center.

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:

  • To report a crime on the IU South Bend campus or at the Elkhart Center dial 4239 from any IU South Bend or Elkhart center campus or building phone. 
  • Dial 574-520-4239 if calling from outside the university telephone system.
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:

  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Residence Life
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Human Resources
  • Dean of Students
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:

IU South Bend Campus

  • University departments provide campus police with access rosters or afterhours passes authorizing access to restricted areas. When a building is closed, only faculty, staff, and students with specific authorization are permitted inside.
  • Regular building hours for the IU South Bend campus are listed on the police department website ( https://www.iusb.edu/police/), which may also be accessed from the University homepage ( http://www.iusb.edu). 
  • Numerous academic, cultural and social activities take place on the IU South Bend campus throughout the year, and individual building hours may vary. 

Elkhart Center

  • Building hours at the Elkhart Center are generally 8:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. , or 15 minutes past the last class ending time.
  • Office hours for center staff vary by semester and the center staff should be contacted for current times.
  • Computer lab hours also vary by semester. Students should contact center staff for lab hours.
  • No after-hours access is allowed once the building is closed.
Campus Residence Access

Special consideration for campus residence access include:

IU South Bend Campus 

  • IU South Bend student apartments are restricted to residents and their approved guests.  Each resident has card access to the apartment buildings and a door key for their suite and individual room. 
  • Safety, security, sleep and study are fundamental principles of on-campus living. Visitation privileges must be respected to maintain a community conducive to learning and growth. Residents may entertain guests in their suites with prior approval of their suitemate(s).
  • A roommate may declare his or her bedroom off-limits to guests at any time.
  • Residents are expected to take responsibility for their guests’ behavior.  Residents will be held responsible for any policy violations committed by their guests.
  • Guests are to be accompanied by a host at all times.
  • Guests are not permitted in suites or common spaces when a host or hostess is not present.
  • Unescorted guests will be required to leave the premises immediately.
  • No guest under the age of 18 is permitted in campus housing at any time unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Exceptions to this policy include guests at registered recruitment events, registered University programs, and members of the University community.
  • Overnight guests may visit for a period not to exceed three (3) nights total in any month.  These nights may be used separately or consecutively.
  • Residents are limited to two (2) overnight guests at a time. Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to alter visitation privileges.
  • All guests who will be on-campus after 10:00 p.m. and all overnight guests must register at the River Crossing front desk before 10:00 p.m. each night.
  • All guests not registered must vacate student housing before 1:00 a.m.
  • To register a guest, resident and guest must present photo identification.  A staff member will record the guest and resident’s information in the guest log.
  • Guests are not permitted during the winter break between semesters and also over spring break

Elkhart Center 

  • The Elkhart Center does not have campus residences. 
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:

  • Facilities Management Department (During normal business hours) – (574) 520 – 4386
  • After Hours Contact IUPD – South Bend at – 574-520-4239

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

  • Officers patrolling the IU South Bend campus and Elkhart Center site report shrubs or trees that might create an unsafe area as well as poor lighting and other possible unsafe conditions to the Facilities Management Department, or to off-campus program administrators. Campus buildings and grounds are patrolled regularly.
  • An exterior lighting survey of the South Bend campus is conducted by IUPD in the spring and fall semesters.

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:

  • An electronic alert may also be distributed via the electronic bulletin board which is accessible by computer by all students and employees.

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:

  • May 9th 2012 an announced full-scale active shooter exercise was conducted in the IUSB Schurz Library.
  • January 12th 2012 announced fire drills were conducted at the residence halls and community building of the River Crossing complex.
  • September 24th and 25th 2012 unannounced fire drills were conducted at the residence halls of the River Crossing complex.
  • February 3rd 2012 and September 17th 2012 unannounced fire drills were conducted at the buildings on campus north of the St. Joseph River.
  • September 13th 2012 unannounced fire drills were conducted at the Elkhart Center.

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:

  • Contacting the office of Housing and Residential Life located in the River Crossing community center.

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:

  • Bicycle & Laptop Registration Programs are ongoing programs where the campus police department will register bicycles and laptop computers for any faculty, staff or student. Registration is quick and easy, and is valid as long as the bicycle and/or laptop are owned.
  • Personal Escorts. Officers will provide personal escorts on the South Bend campus and will provide other assistance as needed at any time. Anyone who desires an escort can request it by dialing the department 24hour telephone number (4239) from any house or office telephone. Dial 574-520-4239 when using a cell phone. Officers on duty at the Elkhart Center will also provide this service and can be contacted by dialing the department 24hour telephone number 574-520-4239.
  • In 2012 campus police participated in and/or provided materials for five new employee orientations, three international student orientations and six new student orientations. 

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

 
574-520-4499

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:

  • When necessary, campus police receive assistance from the South Bend Police Department.  The campus police department does not have a written memorandum of understanding with the South Bend Police Department for their involvement in investigations.  However, campus police personnel work closely with local, state and federal police agencies. If necessary, IU Police Officers can communicate directly with South Bend Police Officers on the city police radio network.  In addition, campus police are authorized to send cases to and receive support from the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit as well as other specialty units.
  • The Elkhart Center is served by the IU South Bend Police Department and the Elkhart city police department in whose jurisdiction the Elkhart Center is located. Both agencies have officers available 24 hours a day every day of the year. IU South Bend Security Officers are regularly assigned to duty at the Elkhart Center when the building is open. They provide security at the site and see students safely away from the facility. The campus police department does not have a written memorandum of understanding with the Elkhart Police Department.  However, Indiana University Police Department personnel maintain relations with appropriate state and local agencies for emergency services and law enforcement when campus officers are not working at the center. IU police officers have jurisdiction at the Elkhart Center location.

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:

  • The Office of Student Conduct.
  • IU South Bend does not have any officially recognized student organizations that have housing facilities off-campus.
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:

  • Individual screenings for substance abuse and related problems are available for students through the Student Counseling Center. Referrals to community agencies and counselors providing more intensive treatment are facilitated as warranted.
  • Information about community resources is available at the Student Counseling Center at 574-520-4125. 

Available off-campus services include:

  • Oaklawn South Bend 574-283-1234
  • Oaklawn Elkhart 574-533-1234
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 574-234-7007

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:

  • The Women's Studies program: presented the university community with educational materials on sexual assault and rape prevention at the annual Michiana Monologues program.
  • Michiana Monologues Club, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the YWCA: sponsored a Take Back the Night campus rally about campus safety, sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • The Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force: sponsored a showing of the film “the Bro Code” followed by a discussion of the movie at the housing community building on campus. This was an interactive experience discussing the pressures of masculinity and how it affects boys and men.
  • The campus counseling center: provided sexual assault awareness and bystander engagement training to the RAs in campus housing.
  • The Campus Health and Wellness Center, Women and Gender Studies and the Indiana Campus Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Project: conducted bystander intervention training for unwanted sexual activity and sexual assault for the campus at the housing community building.
  • The campus Health and Wellness center: hosts a Sexual Assault Support web page at https://www.iusb.edu/wellness/sexual-assault/index.php
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 574-520-4239 or coming to the police department, located at 2002 Mishawaka Ave on the South Bend Campus or at the Security Office at the Elkhart Center in person.

Persons may also report the incident to the South Bend or Elkhart Police Department. IU police department personnel can also assist you in contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency for crimes not occurring on university property.  It is the victim's choice whether or not to talk to police.

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.

•    Sex Offence Services Advocate (SOS)

•    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)

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:

  • If you are the victim of sexual assault you may be feeling a number of strong emotions and/or experiencing various physical problems. If you would like to talk to someone about what happened support services are available to you.  Assistance and counseling for victims of sexual assault is available on campus at the Counseling Center located at 1700 Mishawaka Ave, Room 130, phone 574-520-4125.

Victims may also consult off-campus resources, including:

  • Family Justice Center (574-234-6900) 24 Hour Crisis Line: 574-289-4357
  • South Bend Police Department (574-235-9201)
  • Elkhart Police Department (574-295-7070)
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:

  • South Bend Police Department
  • Mishawaka Police Department
  • Elkhart City Police Department
  • Elkhart County Police Department
  • St. Joseph County Police Department
  • Indiana State Police
  • Housing Department
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Belize, San Pedro Police Department
  • Costa Rica, Nicoya Police Department
  • Czech Republic, Prague Police Department
  • Germany, Berlin Police Department
  • Italy, Firenze Police Department

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:

  • Indiana University South Bend 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

South Bend Campus Offense On-CampusOn-Campus ResidenceNon-CampusPublic Property
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2012 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 2012
2011
2010 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible 2012
2011 1
2010
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 2012
2011 0 0
2010
Robbery 2012
2011 0
2010
Aggravated Assault 2012
2011
2010
Burglary 2012
2011
2010
Motor Vehicle Theft 2012
2011
2010
Arson 2012
2011
2010
ArrestsWeapons, Carrying, Possession, Etc. 2012
2011
2010
Drug Abuse Violations 2012
2011
2010
Liquor Law Violations 2012 30  28 
2011 24  24 
2010
Disciplinary ReferralsWeapons, Carrying, Possession, Etc. 2012
2011 0
2010
Drug Abuse Violations 2012
2011
2010
Liquor Law Violations 2012 57  56 
2011 83  83 
2010 23  23 

 

South Bend Campus 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 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

Elkhart Offense On-CampusNon-CampusPublic Property
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2012 0 0 0
2011 0 0
2010 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 2012
2011
2010 0
Sex Offenses, Forcible 2012
2011 0
2010
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 2012
2011 0 0
2010
Robbery 2012
2011
2010
Aggravated Assault 2012
2011
2010
Burglary 2012
2011
2010
Motor Vehicle Theft 2012
2011
2010
Arson 2012
2011
2010
ArrestsWeapons, Carrying, Possession, Etc. 2012
2011
2010
Drug Abuse Violations 2012
2011
2010
Liquor Law Violations 2012
2011
2010
Disciplinary ReferralsWeapons, Carrying, Possession, Etc. 2012
2011 0
2010
Drug Abuse Violations 2012
2011
2010
Liquor Law Violations 2012
2011
2010

 

Elkhart Hate Crime StatisticsOn-CampusNon-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 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

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%20IUSB.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 unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.  This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 
Burglary: the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. 
Motor Vehicle Theft: the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. 
Arson: any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. 
Hate Crimes: a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias.  Bias is a performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin. This includes all of the crimes listed above, plus larceny/theft, simple assault, intimidation and destruction/damage/vandalism of property. 
Larceny-Theft: the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Constructive possession is the condition in which a person does not have physical custody or possession, but is in a position to exercise dominion or control over a thing. 
Simple Assault: an unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. 
Intimidation: to unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack. 
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: to willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it. 

Arrest: a person processed by arrest, citation or summons.

Referred for Disciplinary Action: the referral of any person to any campus official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction.

Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, Etc.: the violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

Drug Abuse Violations: the violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.

Liquor Law Violations: the violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.

Report Date: 9/30/2013