Safety & Emergency Information

We’re looking out for your safety

Bloomington is generally safe, but it’s always wise to know what to do in a potentially dangerous situation. Whether you need emergency assistance, want to stay up to date on weather that may affect the campus, or need a safe ride home late at night, we can help.

Check out these services IU and Bloomington offer to keep our students, staff, and faculty safe.

IU Police Department

The IU Police Department (IUPD) is a law enforcement agency located right on campus. IUPD’s full- and part-time officers meet the same training standards as all other law enforcement officers in the state of Indiana.

Learn about IUPD

Bloomington Police Department

Officers in the Bloomington Police Department (BPD) protect approximately 80,000 residents within approximately 20 square miles in Monroe County.

Learn about BPD

Protect IU

Protect IU makes it easy for you to find all the information you need to know about health, safety, security, and preparedness. You can learn about everything from preparing for bad weather to making sure your laptop is secure. Protect IU is also the place for you to find:

  • Annual security and fire safety reports, including crime statistics
  • IU-Notify, a service that provides timely information about urgent events potentially affecting those on an IU campus
  • Tips to help you prepare for bad weather or emergencies
Learn about Protect IU

Stop Sexual Violence

Indiana University is committed to leading the fight against sexual violence. We saw a more than 30 percent decrease in sex offenses on the IU Bloomington campus between 2016 and 2017. Help us continue this downward trend.

Stop sexual violence

Get a safe ride

IU Bloomington offers two free services for late-night transportation.

Safety Escort

Safety Escort is a student-run service that allows all IU Bloomington students and employees to call from any location within Bloomington city limits for a free ride home or to work as an alternative to walking alone at night. Safe rides are available seven days a week while IU is in session.

Learn about Safety Escort

Night Owl

On Fridays and Saturdays during the spring and fall semesters, get a late-night ride home on select bus routes with the Night Owl service offered by Campus Bus Service.

Catch the Night Owl