A variety of university offices—with trained professionals—can address a range of emotional, medical, or legal needs that arise as a result of sexual assault, intimate partner or dating violence, or stalking.
You can use Ball State’s resources if the incident happened on or off campus, whether it was recent or in the past.
Office of Victim Services
The Office of Victim Services is home to our victim advocate. You can reach the office 24 hours a day for emotional support and guidance if you experienced sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. The office also provides educational outreach.
University Police Department
We encourage you to contact the University Police Department if you’ve experienced any form of sexual violence or you know
of someone else who has.
The Counseling Center provides
short-term, focused treatment with a qualified therapist. These services are
free. The center coordinates outreach programs relating to sexual assault.
The Amelia T. Wood Health Center provides a caring, confidential, and nonjudgmental
environment to address your medical needs. The Women’s Center staff are specifically trained to work with patients who have
experienced sexual assault.
Title IX Coordinator
The associate dean of students and
Title IX coordinator responds to student complaints of sexual
harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Staff will
provide support, explain policy, procedures, and options, and protect students
Student Rights and Community Standards
The Office of Student Rights and Community Standards administers the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Its duties include upholding our Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy.
Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education
Our Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education office organizes educational
outreach programs that strive to be fun and interactive, while informing
students about strategies to maintain good health habits while attending
Student Legal Services
You can meet with Student Legal Services to receive advice on legal matters. All meetings are confidential.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Anyone who has experienced sexual assault or relationship violence should go to the emergency room at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Even if you don’t believe you’re injured, this is still critical for collecting evidence, as well as screening for pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. The hospital has nurses trained to address sexual assault.
Muncie Police Department
You can contact the Muncie Police Department to report a crime, receive the assistance of a victim advocate, or file to obtain a protective order.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) is a national nonprofit that provides an array of services, advocacy, and information. The organization also operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, which you can call 24 hours a day to speak with a counselor.
A Better Way
You can turn to A Better Way Services Inc. in Muncie for shelter or advocacy if you’ve experienced sexual assault or domestic abuse. This nonprofit agency also offers a 24-hour crisis hotline, among other services.