Information is power. As an institution of higher learning, Indiana University is committed to creating campus communities where everyone feels secure and welcome. Besides practicing empathy and care for each other, we need to know where to turn for support and inspiration. The following links offer tips and resources on issues involving crime prevention, bias, discrimination, hate crimes, and legal assistance, as well as strategies to promote community building, diversity, and inclusion.

“911” Local Police Department

Indiana University provides several ways to report crimes and related problems. Individuals may contact the IU Police Department (IUPD) whenever they witness criminal activity or feel threatened by potential criminal activity. Observations ranging from crimes in progress to suspicious behavior to an open manhole can and should be reported to the IUPD. You may contact authorities at either 911 or 9-911.

IU Emergency Management (IU-Notify)

In an emergency, Indiana University will send notifications to your campus phone number, primary IU email address, and any additional phone numbers and email addresses you have registered. To provide the safest possible environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Indiana University campuses, the university will strive to provide timely, reliable notifications by all possible means in the event of emergency.

Learn more about IU's emergency management system

Strategies, Solidarity, Community-Building

Complied by IU’s Scholarly Services Librarian Nicholae Cline, Looking Forward:  Strategies, Solidarity, Community-Building serves as a resources guide to various services that can offer assistance to those who need it. The guide also highlights inspiring activities of organizations that make IU and Bloomington safe and welcoming communities.

Learn more about these strategies

A Guide for Elevating Voices, Challenging Perspectives, and Transforming Cultures

Assembled by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within IU’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, this guide offers impactful steps each of us can take in addressing social injustice. In addition, the instruction provides educational resources focused on underrepresented cultures, histories, and perspectives in the following categories: Disability, Gender, LGBTQ+, Religious Identity, Racial, Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American, and LatinX and Hispanic.

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