Student Support

You’ve come to the right place

Maybe you’re in the hospital and need to reschedule your final exams. Maybe you’re facing academic misconduct charges for plagiarism. Maybe you want to sue your landlord.

Whatever your reason for coming here, you aren’t the first person to go through it, and someone within the Office of Student Life can help.

Get help

Dean of Students Office

If you need help, but aren’t sure where to go, the Dean of Students Office should be your first stop. Sometimes students find us on their own, and sometimes they are referred here from faculty, staff, other students, or their parents.

How we help

Student Advocates

Student Advocates are retired IU faculty and staff members who volunteer their time and expertise to help students deal with academic and personal challenges. They bring wisdom to your situation and can:

A Community Where All Belong

Indiana University Bloomington is committed to creating welcoming, inclusive, and respectful campus communities where everyone can thrive and do their best work—a place where all are treated with civility and respect. If you experience, witness, or are aware of a bias incident, report it. Reporting an incident allows us to support those impacted and take steps to prevent future incidents. Learn more or report a bias incident.

Accessible Educational Services

Accessible Educational Services provides support services for students with qualifying medical conditions, under the ADA, and facilitates reasonable accessibility measures (accommodations) on-campus and in the classroom. If you have documentation of your qualifying medical condition, this office can:

Student Legal Services

Your student activity fee covers free legal services whenever you need them. Four full-time attorneys and more than two dozen legal interns can:

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Scholarships and awards

The Office of Student Life and its departments offer scholarships and awards for IU Bloomington students based on academic performance, campus involvement, leadership, and various other criteria.

Apply for scholarships

Center for Veteran and Military Students

If you are a past or present military service member or a spouse or dependent of a service member, the Center for Veteran and Military Students can:

This center also serves the IU Bloomington community by:

  • Educating students, faculty, and staff about the needs of veterans and military-connected students
  • Providing guidance to military-related student organizaitons, such as the IU chapter of Student Veterans of America
  • Coordinating campus recognition of military-related observances, such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day
  • Maintaining IU’s Golden Book, a record of all members of the IU family who have served in the U.S. military

Not sure where to go for help?

Submit a Care Referral