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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Some spots on campus are more sketchy than others, and campus police are hard to come by.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't know much about the policies and support systems here.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do not really have an opinion.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: With a big campus, one may expect the police to be sparse. That is not the case here. I feel safe walking late at night.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Literally just yesterday we received campus crime alerts informing us that someone had been raped in a nearby dorm. Never walk alone or if you have to carry your charged phone and mace or a pocket knife for defense. Just last semester someone almost got knifed over a pair of headphones at 11 am.

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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 156 responses

  • 16% Walking alone
  • 15% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 7% None
  • 7% Drugs
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 50 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 155 responses

  • 51% High quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 16% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 155 responses

  • 11% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 156 responses

  • 19% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 29% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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