Student Life

Safety and Security

Indiana University Police Department

The Indiana University Police Department is a fully empowered law enforcement agency. The department patrols the campus on a 24-hour basis. The office is located in University Center North, room 027, and the phone number is (812) 941-2400. Any criminal or suspicious activity and all vehicular accidents that occur on campus should be reported to this department immediately. There are three types of emergency phones available across campus that will provide a direct line to the police department. There are yellow boxes in and around buildings, blue stanchions around the lodges, and silver boxes at the main entrance of each lodge.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

IU Notify is the University Emergency Alert System.  It is used to immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus.  IU Notify sends updates (text, voice message, and email) to cell, home, and work phones, and email accounts that are registered with the IU Notify system.  A test of the IU Notify Emergency Notification System is conducted at least once per calendar year.

University police will confirm the significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on campus.  The chief of police (or designee) depending on the situation and when time permits will consult with the vice chancellor for Administrative Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, or Academic Affairs to make the decision whether a significant emergency exists, which segment of the campus community will be notified, and the content of the notification.  The emergency notification will be made without delay for the safety of the campus community unless issuing a notification will, in professional judgment of the University Police, compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.  The emergency notification will be sent by the University Police.  Follow-up information will be provided to the University community as needed.  If the emergency notification needs to be disseminated outside of the campus community, the telephone information line and communication with local news agencies will be used.

Fire drills are scheduled annually to test the evacuation procedures for buildings on campus.

Campus Security and Jurisdiction

The IU Southeast Police Department employs sworn police officers who are certified by the state of Indiana and meet state mandated training requirements.  These officers have full police powers as granted by the state of Indiana (IC 21-39-4), and have access to national and state law enforcement networks.

Officers maintain a 24-hour presence on the IU Southeast campus every day.  IU police officers have jurisdiction on any real property owned or occupied by the University, including the streets passing through and adjacent to such property.  The department also has an agreement of jurisdiction with the New Albany Police Department, Floyd County, and Clark County Sheriff's offices.  IU police officers normally investigate all criminal offenses that occur in our jurisdiction.  When necessary, the department will receive assistance from the Indiana State Police.  The police department does not have a written memorandum of understanding with the Indiana State Police for the involvement in investigations.  However, the department has an excellent working relationship with them and they assist the University when requested.

Sex Offenses

The IU Southeast Police Department, the vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs, and other university departments conduct presentations and distribute written materials to promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses. All sex offenses should be reported immediately to the campus police (University Center 027, (812) 941­-2400), local or state law enforcement officials, the vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs, or other appropriate university personnel.

Sex and Violent Offender Registry

Effective January 1, 2003, Zachary's Law requires sheriff departments to jointly establish and maintain the Indiana Sheriff's Sex Offender Registry to provide detailed information about individuals who register as sex or violent offenders at Indiana sheriff departments (in Marion County, the Indianapolis Police Department).  The purpose of the registry is to inform the general public about the identity, location, and appearance of sex and violent offenders who live, work, and study in Indiana.  The registry can be found at

The state of Indiana also keeps a Sex and Violent Offender Directory.  The directory can be accessed on the internet at

Due to our close proximity to the state of Kentucky, the Sex/Criminal website can be accessed through  If you have any questions about these registries, please contact the IU Southeast Police Department at (812) 941-2400 or in person at University Center North, 027.

The National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice.  The website "is a cooperative effort between jurisdictions hosting public sex offender registries ("Jurisdictions") and the federal government and is offered free of charge to the public.  These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, and participating tribes.  The Website provides an advanced search tool that allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders; a listing of public registry Web sites by state, territory, and tribe; and information on sexual abuse education and prevention" (source: NSOPW).

In April 2012, Indiana University implemented policy PS-01, "Programs Involving Children."  The policy requires that all faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and all others involved with applicable programs have been subject to a criminal background check and sex offender registry check within the last three years. 

If you have any questions about these registries, please contact the IU Southeast Police department at ext. 2400 or stop by the office in UC 027.

Missing Student Notification

It is the policy of the University to thoroughly investigate all reports of missing person and assure that all missing person notifications are made promptly and according to the state laws of Indiana and federal guidelines of the Department of Education.  Notification of a missing student can be made to the University police, Residence Life, or the vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

If the Indiana University Southeast Police Department determines that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, IUSPD will notify the New Albany Police Department and the student's emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.  If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated person, IUSPD will notify the student's parent or legal guardian immediately after the IUSPD has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.

Officers with the University Police Department will obtain as much information as possible to complete the missing person report.  They will conduct an investigation to attempt to locate the missing student.  A copy of the missing person report will be entered into the National Crime Information Center ("NCIC") within two hours of the completion of the report.  Copies will also be sent to any police department where the student was last seen, any law enforcement agency that requests a copy, or any law enforcement agency the reporting party requests the report to be sent, if the officer considers the request reasonable.

None of this prevents implementing the procedures in less than 24 hours if circumstances warrant a faster implementation.

First Aid

The University Police Department should be contacted immediately in the event of injury or illness. A first aid room is maintained by the department; and all officers and office staff are certified in first aid, CPR, and the use of AEDs. If an ambulance is required, the responsibility for payment of the ambulance costs belongs to the party requiring treatment.


Forms of harassment including sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, or religion are violations of university policy and various state and federal laws. IU Southeast values diversity and will not tolerate harassment. Women and men who believe they are victims of harassment or who believe others have been victimized are encouraged to report such incidents. IU Southeast will promptly investigate every complaint, respond, and take corrective action to stop the harassment. Investigations of these complaints will be conducted in a fair and thorough manner, which— to the extent possible—protects the privacy and reputation of both the complainant and the accused. To report harassment or to receive information regarding the definition of harassment and how it can be handled, consult the Office of Equity and Diversity located in Room 231 of University Center South; the telephone number is (812) 941-2306. Academic-related complaints about a faculty member should be reported to the dean of the school that offers the course or to the Academic Affairs Office. A complete description of the IU Southeast Complaint Process is available online.

Crime Prevention

Ongoing crime prevention efforts by IU Southeast include:

  • emergency phone system
  • 24-hour police patrol
  • burglar alarms and surveillance cameras in key areas
  • crime prevention and safety seminars presented to any group requesting presentations
  • crime prevention and safety literature available at the university police office

The university police maintain a daily log of all crime and fire reports filed with the department. Copies of the IU Southeast Campus Security and Fire Safety Annual Report are available in the police office and may be requested by mail. The report can also be found online at

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