Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

For emergencies 24/7, call (812)855-5711.
  • IU Health Center
    4th Floor
  • For immediate, 24-hour support
    (812) 855-8900


Sexual Assault Crisis

You are not alone. The Sexual Assault Crisis Service is here to help any member of the Indiana University community who has experienced an assault. We work with men and women, gay and straight, students, faculty, staff, and family members.

How to Respond to a Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know has been assaulted, call the Sexual Assault Crisis Service Line at (812) 855-8900 for immediate assistance. Our specially trained counselors are ready to respond 24 hours a day to:

  • Provide immediate and ongoing psychological support
  • Get immediate medical care, if needed
  • Assist you in contacting law enforcement, if you wish to do that

If you are interested in more information or want to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors, call (812) 855-8900.

What to Expect

Sexual asssault is a traumatic event. Even if many years have passed since the assault, you may still need help dealing with its impact. There is no right or wrong way to respond. Some people feel depressed, angry, or anxious. Others are ready to put it behind them quickly.

If you need to talk to someone, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment to discuss your situation. You can decide then whether you want to continue individual or group counseling. We also offer group therapy, including groups for men, where you can meet people who have been in the same situation. It is a safe space where you can talk about your experiences, work through your emotions, and support each other as you recover. See our complete list of groups and schedules for the current semester.

Support is Available 24 Hours a Day, Free of Charge

Sexual Assault Crisis Services was founded by Indiana University more than 20 years ago. We are here to address sexual assault on campus and be an advocate for the men and women who have been affected by it. We work with the IU Health Center and the Bloomington community, including the Sexual Assault Response Team in the Office of the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney.

Protect Your Friends, Family, and Fellow Students

Education is key to reducing the incidence of sexual assault. Contact us to speak to your organization about programs related to bystander intervention, self-defense, and sexual communication. We also encourage you to get involved in Raising Awareness of Interactions in Sexual Encounters (RAISE), a student-led organization dedicated to fighting sexual violence on campus.