Report an Incident


In the event of any type of emergency where there is an imminent threat to your personal safety or security, call 911 (or 9-911 — both work while on campus).

Emergency operators will institute procedures to contact the appropriate authorities, send an officer to your location along with any necessary emergency response personnel. If any response is required from a PSIA unit, they will provide assistance as needed or appropriate.


Environmental Health & Safety Incidents

Environmental health and safety incident procedures are customized at the campus level.

For IU Bloomington

If you have an emergency, call 911 and provide the details. Emergency operators will institute procedures to contact us and send an officer to your location along with any additional required emergency response personnel such as fire or ambulance. EHS personnel will mobilize to provide technical support to emergency services personnel or to provide response as appropriate.

If you have a chemical spill that does not involve any possibility of fire or explosion and does not involve injuries, but requires some assistance from us, call 812-855-6311 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm or 855-4111 after hours.

If you have a small chemical spill that you can contain and clean up on your own, follow the spill clean up guidelines, request a waste pickup for the cleanup debris if necessary, and complete a spill follow up report.

To report a concern that does not require immediate notification of response personnel, please use the standard concern report form.


Please see the IUPUI Emergency Procedures Handbook.


Information Security & Privacy Incidents

For information concerning the reporting of information security, policy, or privacy incidents, including HIPAA violations and incidents of identity theft, visit the UIPO's pages on:

Reporting a security incident


Public Safety & Police Incidents

For all emergencies, dial 911 (or 9-911 — both work while on campus).

For all non-emergencies, please notify the IU Police Department on your campus.


Sexual Harassment Incidents

Sexual harassment incident procedures are customized at the campus level. In general, complaints should be investigated by the Affirmative Action Office on the campus where the complaint originated. However, complaints against the chancellor of any campus will be investigated by the University Affirmative Action Director on the Bloomington campus. For contact information, see Campus Contacts.

For IU Bloomington

Please see the IUB Office of Affirmative Action.


Please see the IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity Instructions for Filing a Complaint.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Indiana state law requires any person who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect has an affirmative duty to make an oral report to Child Protective Services (CPS) through the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-800-5556, or to their local law enforcement, or to the IU Police department. Failure to report may result in criminal charges.

Indiana's Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You do not have to be afraid anyone will find out who made the report because you can report abuse and neglect anonymously. 

In addition to notifying CPS and/or local law enforcement, state law and the university also require that faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and other university personnel report any suspected abuse of minors to the Indiana University Director of Public Safety. Indiana University law enforcement and the Director of Public Safety have the obligation to report any suspected abuse to CPS, which will conduct an investigation.


Bias Incidents

Indiana University is committed to ending discrimination on campus. Through the work of the Incident Teams, IU assists and supports students and other members of the university community find resolution when faced with incidents of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Report an incident of bias to the IU Bloomington Dean of Students Incident Teams. This form is intended for use on the Bloomington campus. If a biased incident occurring on a different campus is reported via this form, it will be transferred to the appropriate office for review.


Anonymous Reporting Hotline (Whistleblower)

In some cases, it may be desirable or prudent to report an incident anonymously. Indiana University has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple way to report activities that may involve fraud, financial or other misconduct, or violations of law or university policy. For more information, visit:


Compliance Issues

If you are aware of an issue with non-compliance to internal or external obligations such as laws, rules and regulations, accrediting bodies or policy and would like to report an incident, please contact us via email at



Other Incidents or Issues

If you're still unsure of the best way to report an incident or issue, please just contact IU's Public Safety & Institutional Assurance directly — via email at


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