At IU Bloomington, safety is everyone’s responsibility

IU and Bloomington are safe places, and we do our best to keep them that way. But just as important as what IU does is what students do for each other. That’s why students and IU leaders are building a “culture of care”—because sometimes, people just need to take care of each other.

A culture of care

Students have to look after each other. That idea was the genesis of Culture of Care, an initiative launched by IU students and supported by IU staff to encourage sexual well-being, drug and alcohol awareness, mental health, and respect.

Other ways to help fellow Hoosiers:

  • Raise awareness about mental health and emotional wellness in the Crimson Corps.
  • Learn how to intervene when someone needs help, and then teach others to do the same, through Step UP! IU.
  • Educate students about sexual assault, relationship violence, and gendered communication through RAISE.

Emergency notifications

Anytime there’s a campus emergency, like severe weather, the IU-Notify messaging system will alert you by phone, email, text message, sirens, and more. Just make sure IU has your up-to-date contact information.

Campus safety and security reports

Indiana University’s annual security reports, which contain policy statements as well as crime and fire statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at