Culture of Care

Culture of Care is a student-led, staff-supported initiative that encourages Hoosiers to step up and intervene in situations related to sexual well-being, drug and alcohol awareness, mental health, and respect.

Having the #CouragetoCare

Having the #CouragetoCare means having the courage to take action. It’s about showing compassion, promoting a culture of awareness on the IUB campus, and having the courage to Step UP! College is supposed to be fun, but sometimes things turn serious. Culture of Care encourages you to intervene in potentially harmful situations before things get out of control.

Step UP! IU

Learn how to help a fellow Hoosier by attending a Step UP! IU presentation.

Step UP! IU is a 90-minute, student-led program designed to empower Hoosiers how to step up and intervene in potentially problematic situations such as:

  • Sexual assault
  • Discrimination or harassment
  • Hazing
  • Mental health
  • Drug and alcohol use

For more information or to request a presentation for your group or class, visit or email

LifeLine Law

It is not a crime to Step UP! The Lifeline Law provides immunity from public intoxication, minor possession, minor consumption, and minor transport to Hoosiers who step up and report medical emergencies and for the person who needs assistance.

The Bottom Line is this: In the instance of an alcohol-related injury or a crime, such as a sexual assault, if you make the call to 9-1-1 and stay to help, neither you nor the victim will get into trouble with the Law. So, make the call. Get Help. Save a Life.

Merritt: Indiana's Lifeline Law Protects Hoosier Youth from Indiana Senate GOP on Vimeo.