Persons may voluntarily report crimes to Ball State police by using the Silent Witness program at  Silent Witness is a web-based program that allows individuals to anonymously report information about criminal activity on campus.

Crimes reported to counselors at the Ball State Counseling Center, (765) 285-1736, or to medical staff at the University Health Center, (765) 285-8432, are confidential by law. Some off-campus reports also may be legally confidential, such as reports to a private physician or local counseling services. Crimes reported to only these services are not included in the annual crime statistics.

Due to the Open Records Law of the State of Indiana, confidentiality cannot be afforded to persons reporting crimes to individuals or offices that supply crime statistics for this annual report.