IUB currently enrolled students may apply for emergency funding from the Student Advocates Office. Please be aware we have limited emergency funds available for the 2020-21 academic year. Our office will help those requesting emergency funds identify any other options on campus for emergency funding as well as any additional campus and community resources that may be helpful.

If you submitted a CARES Act COVID-19 Emergency Funding request in the spring or summer of 2020 and have a question about that application, please email us at with your full name and student id # along with your inquiry.

Apply for emergency funding

Get help from a Student Advocate

College life can be confusing and overwhelming, and sometimes you just need someone to help you sort things out. If you’re facing an issue that is affecting your ability to succeed at Indiana University Bloomington, you can get help from a Student Advocate. Student Advocates are retired IU faculty and staff members who volunteer their time and expertise to help students facing academic and personal challenges.

No matter what your situation is, Student Advocates are here to listen nonjudgmentally, provide unconditional support, and help you resolve problems so you can successfully complete your degree.

Find out how to get help

Do you need a Confidential Victim Advocate?

Confidential Victim Advocates (CVAs) are specially trained advocates who support students that have experienced sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, dating violence, or stalking. Your Confidential Victim Advocate can help address any safety, academic, or other university-related concerns and assist you in making a report, if you choose.

If you would like to speak with a Confidential Victim Advocate, call 812-856-2469 or email

Sexual Violence Support

Become a Student Advocate

We rely on a team of committed volunteers to carry out our mission of helping students address problems and stay on track with their education. If you’re a retired IU faculty or staff member ready for a new way to support students, we want you to join our team.

Learn how to become a Student Advocate