Health & Safety

Live a safe and healthy lifestyle

Indiana University is fully equipped to help you live your best and healthiest life, to help you prevent problems before they arise, and to support you through difficult times.

As a student here, your health, well-being, and personal safety are always taken seriously, with a full-service health center, a 24-hour campus police department, and support staff for issues related to sexual violence, drugs, and alcohol.

Get help

In emergencies, call 911

Please call 911 if you are having a medical emergency or if you are in immediate danger. If you are not in immediate danger but need a law enforcement officer, call IU or city police.

  • IU Police Department: 812-855-4111
  • Bloomington Police Department: 812-339-4477

Safety tips and strategies

We encourage you to protect yourself and others whenever possible. Start by following these general safety tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Listen to your intuition. If you feel like something is wrong, it probably is.
  • Don’t be afraid to yell, scream, or run for protection.
  • Remember that alcohol and drugs can impair how you perceive and react to situations. Perpetrators target people who have been drinking or using other substances, so talk with your friends about a safety plan for when you go out and how you plan to return home.
  • Safely speak up, step in, or call authorities if you see someone who could be in trouble.
a university police car

IU Police Department

IUPD serves the campus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They are the first responders to emergencies on campus and on university-owned property, as well as the streets that pass through or around campus.

IU Police Department Victim Advocate/Social Worker

The Victim Advocate/Social Worker embedded within the IU Police Department serves an intricate role in follow-up care, support, and resources for individuals after an event requiring police assistance. Services include aid, support, and assistance accessing university and community resources.


Bloomington Police

The City of Bloomington Police Department protects our city of approximately 80,000 residents. They are the first responders to emergencies outside the IU campus, including downtown Bloomington.


IU Safety Escort

IU Safety Escort provides free, safe rides within Bloomington city limits for up to two students, faculty, or staff who feel unsafe walking home or to work. Download TapRide to request a ride through Apple App Store or GooglePlay.


Protective Order Project

The Protective Order Project (POP) helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking obtain civil protective orders from the court. POP is a law student-directed project at the IU Maurer School of Law.

Not sure where to go for help?

Submit a Care Referral