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Resources

Ball State offers a range of resources to address the health and safety of the campus community. Familiarize yourself with available campus resources, information about how to report a crime, on-campus sexual assault resources, and off-campus sexual assault information.


Report a Crime

Ball State University Police Department
200 North McKinley Avenue
765-285-1111 (911 from a campus phone)

Muncie Police Department
300 North High St
765-747-4838

Delaware County Sheriff’s Department
100 West Washington St.
765-747-4877

Indiana State Police
9022 Indiana 67
Pendleton, IN 46064
765-778-2121


On-Campus Sexual Assault Resources

Office of Victim Services (confidential services)
Health Center, Room 205
765-285-7844
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The Office of Victim Services (OVS) provides educational and supportive services for the Ball State University community related to sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The program is designed to assist individuals in the recovery process by providing timely information and confidential support and guidance through the campus judiciary and criminal justice systems. For an after-hours victim advocate, please call 765-285-1111 and ask that the on-call victim advocate be paged.

Counseling Center (confidential services)
Lucina Hall, Room 320
765-285-1736
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This comprehensive services office provides free and confidential psychological and career resources to students. The primary mission of the agency is to assist students in reaching their educational goals, as well as to improve their quality of life. For after-hours crisis or emergency assistance, call the Counseling Center at 765-747-7330.

Women’s Center (confidential services)
Health Center, Room 211
765-285-8035
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The women’s center was designed to meet those health needs unique to the female student population at Ball State. The center offers routine health screening including Pap smears and contraception services. It also provides evaluation, treatment, education, and counseling for a variety of women's health problems, with ready access to referral sources if necessary.

Associate Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator for Student Affairs
Administration Building, Room 238
765-285-1545
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Student-on-student sexual harassment (including sexual violence) violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Ball State University policy. Ball State will not tolerate sexual harassment and violence toward students. This office is responsible for responding to complaints in a prompt, thorough, and impartial manner. The university committed to Title IX education and prevention efforts so we can all enjoy a safe and respectful campus. Please contact the office to initiate a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking by another student.

Office of Student Rights and Community Standards
Student Center, Room L-4
765-285-5036
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The Office of Student Rights and Community Standards administers the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, responding to allegations of misconduct and conducting outreach to the campus community on safety, security, and other issues important for student success.

University Compliance
Administration Building, Room 335
765-285-5162
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Sexual harassment (including sexual violence) directed toward a student by a university employee or other representative of the university violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Ball State will not tolerate sexual harassment and violence toward students. To initiate a complaint with the university, of sexual harassment or sexual assault by a staff or faculty member, please contact University Compliance.


Off-Campus Sexual Assault Resources

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (confidential services)
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Emergency Room Program
2401 West University Avenue
765-747-3241
A forensic nurse (SANE nurse) can complete a rape study kit for a victim who has experienced a sexual assault in the past 96 hours. The rape study kit is for the purpose of evidence collection, and it can be done free of charge, through the Indiana Violent Crimes Compensation. Individuals having the rape study kit done are not required to report their assault to police and are able to make a police report up to one year after the kit is completed, and the kit will still be available in evidence.

A Better Way (confidential services)
Muncie, Indiana
24 Hour Crisis Line: (765) 288-4357 (HELP)
765-747-9107
A Better Way provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence, advocacy for victims of sexual assault, and a 24-hour crisis line for persons in any type of crisis.

Muncie Police Department Victim Advocate Program (confidential services)
300 N. High St.
Phone: 765-747-4777
vap@munciepolice.org
The Victim Advocate Program with the Muncie Police Department seeks to provide a variety of services to victims of violent crime through referrals, advocacy, and support. The program assistance will ensure the victim's rights are protected, and the victim is treated with dignity and respect throughout the criminal justice process.

National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255


General Campus Resources

Division of Student Affairs
Administration Building, Room 238
765-285-5344
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The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to enhancing your educational experience and providing opportunities to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in life. Whether you become involved in what’s happening on campus, need someone to talk to, or want to explore your options for handling a particular situation, the Division of Student Affairs can help. Our focus is to provide you an environment that allows you to reach your full potential.

Health Center
1500 West Neely Avenue
765-285-8431
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The Health Center provides ambulatory health care for currently enrolled sick and injured students. The health center comprises a walk-in clinic and pharmacy on the first floor, Women’s Center, Health Education, and Victim Services on the second floor, and a physical therapy unit on the lower level.

Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education
Health Center, Room 201
765-285-3775
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The Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education (OHADE) has a resource room full of the latest health information regarding sexual responsibility, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco cessation, partying smart, nutrition, and basic health issues. Condoms and dental dams are also available in our Condom Shoppe for those choosing to be sexually active.

Office of Risk Management
Administration Building, Room 103
765-285-2527
Developing healthy and respectful relationships in college is important. The online resources available through our office will help you understand what a respectful relationship is but more importantly how to prevent and report harassing behavior from others. Keep in mind the University does not tolerate abusive, bullying, harassing behavior by anyone.  Videos on healthy relationships and dating violence will show you what those differences are to help you or enable you to help friends who may be an unhealthy or abusive relationship. A video on sexual assault prevention discusses what sexual consent is and how to protect yourself or friends from sexual assault.

Student Legal Services
Student Center, Room L-7
765-285-1888
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Student Legal Services (SLS) can help current students with criminal law, all areas of civil law (including landlord/tenant, contracts, consumer, employment, tort, debtor/creditor, probate, real estate, traffic tickets, and family matters), and provide you with legal reference materials and fill-in-the blank forms for leases, subleases, housing inspection forms, and roommates' agreements. Student Legal Services also prepare some contracts and other legal documents. Student conferences with a practicing attorney at SLS are strictly confidential.

Get Help
Emergency: 765-285-1111 or 911
Confidential support: 765-285-7844