Emergency Contacts

Office of Victim Services

University Police Department


Sexual assault, intimate partner/dating violence, or stalking can leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed, and afraid.

This is normal, and you do not have to face this alone.

A variety of campus resources are available to you during these difficult times, and you have rights as a student. Ball State’s policies and services apply to students of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

The information on this website will help you connect with caring and qualified staff members who want to assist you, both immediately and over the long term.

What to Do after an Assault

  1. Get away from the offender and go somewhere safe.
  2. Call for help, whether it is the police, a victim advocate, or someone else you trust. If you live in a residence hall, find a staff member to help you. 
  3. If you believe you’ve been sexually assaulted, avoid bathing or washing your clothes. This helps preserve evidence.
  4. Try to write down everything you remember, including when and where the incident happened. Keep any evidence you have, such as text messages or emails.
  5. Seek medical attention.

What to Do Next 

You can report an incident. Some people you speak to will keep your information confidential. Others will help and support you and may initiate steps to investigate what happened. You also have several long-term services you can use.   

If you witnessed an assault or know of one, there are ways you can help the victim.