Office of Victim Services
University Police Department
Sexual assault, intimate partner/dating violence, or stalking can leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed, and afraid.
is normal, and you do not have to face this alone.
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.
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
- Get away from the offender and go somewhere safe.
- 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.
- If you believe you’ve been sexually assaulted, avoid bathing or washing your clothes. This helps preserve evidence.
- 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.
- Seek medical attention.
What to Do Next
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
you witnessed an assault or know of one, there are ways you can help the