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Addressing Sexual Misconduct The Butler Way


The needs of those who have experienced sexual misconduct may vary from person to person and may evolve over time. The University, greater Indianapolis community, and national organizations offer services and resources to support those impacted by sexual misconduct.

Both on- and off-campus resources are available to people who have experienced sexual misconduct, regardless of whether the misconduct falls under University jurisdiction or whether the person chooses to pursue a University and/or criminal process. The University will provide each person with a written explanation of their rights and options.

Only those University employees who are licensed, professional counselors (e.g., mental health counselors, psychologists) or ordained pastoral counselors are able to maintain complete confidentiality and are not required to provide any information without your consent. The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist (SARPS) is also confidential, but when certain crimes are reported, they have a limited responsibility to report type of crime, date, time, and location. They do NOT report names.

Most University employees are responsible employees, which means they are required to report names and all details of any incident of sexual misconduct that has been brought to their attention to the Title IX Coordinator or designated Deputy Title IX Coordinators for further investigation. A list of responsible employees at Butler can be found here. Confidential employees at Butler are listed below.

Before sharing information with a University employee, including faculty, you may want to ask about their reporting obligations and what information they may be required to share. The University will work to protect your privacy by sharing information only with those who need to know.

Sexual Misconduct Rights, Options, and Resources

An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct has many rights, options, and resources, both on campus and in the Indianapolis community. This document outlines confidential resources on campus, reporting options, and off-campus resources.

On-Campus Confidential Resources

Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS)

Counseling and Consultation Services 

is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL for currently enrolled Butler University students. CCS will provide you with various services and resources.

Butler Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) Room 120

Phone: 317-940-9385

Monday: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00 AM–6:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM

CCS encourages the campus community to contact the office for a consultation if they are concerned about someone.

All therapy options at CCS are free if you are a student currently enrolled at Butler University. Students are generally able to get an appointment within the week that they call to initiate services. Options include individual therapy, couples/partners therapy (as long as both partners are enrolled at Butler), and group therapy (from general process therapy groups to more structured psychoeducational groups and themed groups).

Psychiatric Services 
CCS contracted with a local psychiatrist to provide one day of psychiatric service every other week to Butler students. Students are charged a flat rate for this service in order to cover the hourly rate charged by the psychiatrist to be on campus.

Community Referrals 
If for some reason, CCS is not able to provide the appropriate treatment or if someone requires more intensive services, we are available to assist in the referral process to a community provider that can best meet the student’s needs.

Crisis Intervention and Assessment 
During business hours, students may present to CCS for crisis intervention and assessment. For emergencies requiring more immediate intervention than meeting with a therapist, students are directed to contact campus police or present to local ER options, some of which are listed on our website.

Center for Faith and Vocation

The Center for Faith and Vocation is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL resource for students seeking pastoral counseling provided by Rev. Daniel Meyers.

Blue House

4600 Sunset Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Phone: 317-940-8252

Conversations best made by appointment; email

Health Services

Health Services provides medical care to students. Medical records are protected by HIPPA and are CONFIDENTIAL. A student's insurance will be charged and the copay will be applied to their student account.

Butler Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) Room 110

Phone: 317-940-9385

Monday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

Appointments can be made on an online patient portal 24/7, or by calling or appearing in person during office hours; students can schedule in advance online, but can also be seen during the same day if necessary.

Health Services has a physician and an advance practice health provider. The following services are available:

STI Screening and Treatment 
Health Services can provide testing for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, etc. during regularly scheduled appointments. These are conducted by a nurse or other medical provider and would incur normal appointment fees.

Health Services provides prescription and filling of contraceptive services to include injectable contraception, oral contraception and barrier methods.

Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist

The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM to any student who has been a victim of domestic violence, partner abuse, sexual assault or stalking. They will offer options to minimize and treat physical harm, assist with processing the unique and complex emotional aftermath, and help preserve evidence and understand options for reporting. If a student wishes to report to either law enforcement or through the campus sexual misconduct process the Sexual Assault Repsonse and Prevention Specialist can be an ongoing resource to the student through those processes. The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist has a minimal obligation to report only non-identifying information about incidents including the date, location and type of crime.

Butler Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) Room 101

Phone: 317-910-5572

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

The phone number above is listed on the back of all Butler University ID cards. This number can be called 24/7. During non-business hours callers will receive a message listing two resources which are available 24/7: the confidential Julian Center Crisis Line (317-920-9320) or Butler University Police Department (317-940-9396).

Calls to the Julian Center Crisis Line will be handled confidentially by crisis line staff who will assess the callers’ immediate needs and provide appropriate support or referral information. Butler students who prefer to work with the Butler University Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist may reach them during business hours, or indicate to the Julian Center advocate that they would like such contact to be made on their behalf.

Since May 2018, the Julian Center has been functioning as a Rape Crisis Center which provides survivors access to an advocate to accompany them to the hospital for a forensic medical exam.

Off-Campus Resources

Center of Hope

Center of Hope provides immediate expert medical treatment, advocacy, legal services coordination and evidence collection and preservation for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. A team of sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) and forensic technicians provide 24-hour coverage. A dedicated and private examination room is provided for patients, and specialized equipment has been purchased to collect and preserve evidence. Services provided at the Center of Hope are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. The presence of a Rape Crisis Center Advocate from Families First or the Julian Center can be requested for patients during this visit.

St. Vincent Hospital
2001 W. 86th Street

Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Avenue

The Julian Center

The Julian Center has been providing services for people experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking for over forty years and is also one only two Rape Crisis Centers in Marion County. Their primary focus is to assist survivors through collaborative advocacy and support to achieve long-term safety, stability and self-sufficiency. The Julian Center has carefully constructed a continuum of care to offer services for survivors throughout their journey.

All of the services listed below are confidential and free of charge at The Julian Center:

  • Collaborative Advocacy – meet with a trained and dedicated advocate
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Advocate-Led Support Groups
  • Art Therapy
  • Legal Services Coordination (non-criminal legal issues)
  • Self-Sufficiency Services
  • Case Management

If you need help or just want to discuss your unique situation, please call our 24 Hour Crisis Line at 317-920-9320—specialists are available to discuss options, connect you with an advocate and much more.

Legacy House

Legacy House provides no cost trauma counseling and advocacy services to victims, families and individuals, of violence. Their counseling services are focused on addressing the resulting long-term trauma of violence and include crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, and support groups. They also provide victim advocacy services such as courtroom support, assistance with preparing petitions for emergency protective orders and victim compensation applications, shelter and social service referrals, and other support unique to the individual needs of our clients. You can reach Legacy House at 317-554-5272 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Legacy House 
Eskenazi North Arlington Health Center
Lower Level
2505 North Arlington Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46128


Prevail is dedicated to serving victims of crime and abuse in a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental environment that is meant to empower, educate and strengthen those they serve.  By offering these life-saving services, free of charge, they help people move forward—to give hope for a life free of violence and fear—to provide care and understanding in crisis—to help make an easier path in facing life’s challenges. Prevail seeks to make positive change happen—in individuals and families, in our communities, and in our social systems. Prevail can be reached 24/7 at 317-776-3472 or during business hours at 317-773-6942.

Families First

Families First is a local agency providing a wide range of services and support.

Their sexual assault victim advocates provide free and confidential services including:

  • Phone and face-to-face advocacy. Advocates can meet with individuals in our office or at a safe community location.
  • Emotional support
  • Assistance with protective orders
  • Court advocacy
  • Guidance through the criminal justice system
  • Safety planning
  • Community resource referrals
  • Support for loved ones
  • Educational and prevention programs

Advocates provide support to all survivors, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, or disability. Advocates are trained to work with the LGBTQ community and male survivors.

Services can also be provided in Spanish.

If you have been assaulted and are in need of help from a Families First Advocate, please call 317-634-6341 and ask to speak to a sexual assault advocate or call our 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 833-338-SASS.

Families First offers free support groups to individuals affected by sexual assault. Support groups available:

  • Sexual assault
  • Teen victims of sexual assault and dating violence
  • Non-offending parents of children that have been sexually abused
  • LGBTQ victims of sexual violence
  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse

Individual counseling is also available to victims and their families.