Health & Safety

Bloomington, IN
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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe almost all the time. There have been a few times through college where I have had night class and had to walk home alone at night which was kind of scary but for the most part there were always other people out too.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health center is right by the library

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Besides the excessive drinking, IU is a pretty safe campus that I don't have a lot of huge concerns about.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: In general I felt very safe on campus. I took the usual precautions however, such as not walking alone at night. I heard about many incidences, but I think this is typical of a large school.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I am a female and I have walked from one end of campus to the other alone at 2am without a cellphone and felt totally safe.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 99th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 175th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1294th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Belsky/Chelsea Demarris
Highland Park, Ill./Unknown
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In any large community, there will inevitably be a few bad apples thrown into the bunch. IU is no different. Luckily, Bloomington has two police departments to help keep residents safe--the Indiana University Police Department and the Bloomington Police Department. There's also an Indiana State Police station just outside of campus for Monroe and the surrounding counties; if nothing else, the police presence around campus seems to deter criminals.

Students can access dorms only by key or ID card, which helps keep unwanted (or wanted) visitors out. Police regularly patrol campus and are quick to respond to a cry for help. Traveling alone on campus has never been much of a problem, because there always seems to be groups of students all over campus at most hours of the day. Safety concerns will mostly involve your fellow students, and at such a large school, it's up to you to take preventative measures. If your last class isn't over until 9:30 p.m. and you're not comfortable walking home alone, call an escort. If you think you're being followed on campus, use one of the blue-light phones. IU has made many accommodations to provide for the personal well-being of all Hoosiers, and it shows.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 48
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 9
Security Office
Indiana University Police Department
1469 E. 17th St.
(812) 855-4111
Safety Services
  • AED to Loan
  • Bicycle safety for kids
  • Cops & Kids
  • CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design)
  • Crime prevention
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug awareness
  • Emergency phones
  • FVG (Fatal Vision Goggles)
  • IEscort service (walking and van services)
  • IUPD2
  • Project Grow & Project Lead
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
Health Center
Indiana University Health Center
600 N. Jordan Ave.
(812) 855-4011
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Eye clinic
  • Full-service appointment or walk-in medical clinic
  • Gynecological services
  • Lab tests
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical examinations
  • Physical therapy
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Firearms are not allowed on campus, except during transportation to the gun range at the IMU. Skateboarding is also banned, due to damage caused to IU property.
  • Alcohol use in the dorms is strictly forbidden, except on certain floors or buildings housing students 21 and over.
  • On campus, sexual assault statistics have risen lately. Because of this, IUPD and the Bloomington community have instituted several programs to help prevent attacks of this nature.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 133 responses

  • 17% Walking alone
  • 14% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 7% None
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 132 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 15% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 54% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 132 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 10% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 133 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 26% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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