If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or 317-940-9999 (BUPD emergency line) as soon as possible.
The needs of those who have experienced sexual misconduct vary from person to person and 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.
On campus, there are several confidential resources available, outlined below. Employees who serve as confidential resources do not have an obligation to report to the University when they are made aware of a report of sexual misconduct. All other employees do have an obligation to report when made aware of sexual misconduct. For more information on University employee reporting obligations, view Information for Employees.
Off campus, there are many organizations who provide medical assistance, legal guidance, advocacy services, trauma counseling, and more. A list of off-campus resources can be found below.
This Rights, Options, and Resources document summarizes on- and off-campus resources, reporting options, and University employee reporting obligations.
Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist (SARP Specialist)
The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Specialist is available to any student who has been a victim of domestic violence, partner abuse, sexual assault or stalking.
Please note that when certain crimes are reported to them, the SARP Specialist has a limited obligation under the Clery Act to report the type of crime, date, time, and location to the University. The SARP Specialist will not share names with the University without consent.
Location: Butler Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) 101
Phone: 317-910-5572 (this number is also listed on the back of all Butler University ID cards)
Hours: Monday–Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
After-Hours Assistance: The SARP Specialist phone number can be called any time. During non-business hours, callers will receive a message listing two resources that are available 24/7: the confidential Julian Center Crisis Line (317-920-9320) or Butler University Police Department (317-940-9396).
Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS)
Counseling and Consultation Services is free and confidential for currently enrolled Butler students.
Location: HRC 120
- 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
Health Services provides confidential medical care to students, including STI screening and treatment and contraception. Health Services cannot provide evidence collection services. Health Services charges the student’s health insurance for any care provided, and the copay is applied to their student account.
Location: HRC 110
Hours: Monday–Friday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Center for Faith and Vocation
The Center for Faith and Vocation is a free and confidential resource for students seeking pastoral care provided by Rev. Daniel Meyers.
Location: Blue House, 4615 Sunset Avenue
Hours: Conversations are best made by appointment—email Rev. Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Assistance Program
Online Assistance: www.guidanceresources.com, company web ID: ONEAMERICA
Assistance by Phone: 1-855-387-9727
Centers of Hope
Located in Indianapolis-area hospitals and staffed by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), Centers of Hope provide free, confidential medical assistance and evidence collection for those who have experienced sexual and/or intimate partner violence.
The locations closest to Butler University are:
St. Vincent Hospital
2001 W. 86th Street
IU Methodist Hospital
1701 N. Senate Avenue
The Julian Center
The Julian Center is one of two Rape Crisis Centers in Marion County. Their primary focus is to assist those who have experienced sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking through collaborative advocacy and support to achieve long-term safety, stability and self-sufficiency.
The Julian Center provides the following free and confidential services:
- 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
Location: 2011 N. Meridian Street
24-Hour Crisis Line: 317-920-9320
Families First is a local agency providing a wide range of services and support. They provide the following free and confidential services to those who have experienced sexual violence:
- Phone and face-to-face advocacy
- Emotional support
- Assistance with protective orders
- Court advocacy
- Guidance through the criminal justice system
- Safety planning
- Community resource referrals
- Support for loved ones
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.
Location: 615 N. Alabama Street
Phone: 317-634-6341 (Ask to speak with a sexual assault advocate)
24-Hour Crisis Line: 833-338-SASS
Legacy House provides free, confidential trauma counseling and advocacy services to those who have experienced violence. Their services include:
- Crisis intervention
- Individual and family counseling
- Support groups
- Courtroom support
- Assistance with preparing petitions for emergency protective orders and victim compensation applications
- Shelter and social service referrals
- Other support unique to the individual needs of their clients
Location: 2505 N. Arlington Avenue
Located just north of Indianapolis in Hamilton County, Prevail provides free, confidential advocacy and support services to those who have experienced sexual and/or intimate partner violence, including:
- 24-hour crisis intervention
- Protective order assistance
- Safety planning
- Court support
Location: 1100 S. 9th Street, Noblesville
Hours: Monday–Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
24-Hour Crisis Line: 317-776-3472