Gender & Women's Affairs

Sexual Misconduct & Violence

We help connect you with resources that will enable you to overcome the physical and emotional impact of unhealthy/abusive relationships, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
Sexual Assault or Sex without Consent

For more information on sexual assault or for links to campus resources, please visit our "What is Sexual Assault" page.

Unhealthy/Abusive Relationships

If you or someone you know is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, the Student Advocates or the Dean of Students office can help you sort things out. We will listen to your story and provide you options and resources. What’s next is up to you.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can happen anywhere – in the classroom, on the job, or on Kirkwood. If you have concerns regarding the behavior of students (graduate or undergraduate), faculty or staff, the Dean of Students Office can help you address the problem. We have experience handling issues related to gender-based harassment. We can connect you to resource, explain your rights, or provide you with information about campus and/or legal options.

If you have experienced sexual harassment, contact the Dean of Students Office immediately.


The best way to end violence is to prevent it. The best way to create a better community is to have the Courage to Care. Indiana University provides several prevention education programs.

  • Step Up! IU
  • Culture of Care
  • Crimson Corp
  • OASIS Program Liaisons
  • IU Health and Wellness Peer Educators