Student SOS

Both The Media School and Indiana University aim to make student life on campus as enjoyable, safe and productive as possible. IU offers many support services and guidance on topics from personal safety to recreation to help with academics. Here are a few resources:

Academic Support

Student Academic Center:

The Student Academic Center offers Click to Succeed: Online Student Support, which focuses on a wide variety of topics and skills. Each 20-25 minute episode exists in video and audio-only versions, and new episodes in the series will be released regularly. Stream the episodes online.

Ask a Peer Mentor:

If you need help figuring out spring registration, how to run your advisement report, or set up your iGPS planner to track your degree progress, check out IU Peer Mentors. Volunteers assist you with the registration system, talk through resources available for your IU experience and prepare you for advising appointments. Open to all IUB undergraduates. More information is online.

IU Libraries:

IUB libraries host seminars and workshops throughout the semester, such as Issues in Scholarly Communications and Copyright Basics. No advance registration required. Get a schedule and more information.

Scholars Commons:

Stop by between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Thursday Scholars’ Commons sessions in the Herman B Wells Library for one-on-one consultations about research, homework or other academic issues.

Technology help:

UITS is ready to help you with your technology issues. You will receive emails from UITS periodically that include info on where to get help, free workshops, discounts on computers and instructions on downloading software. Here’s how to contact UITS:

Health and Recreation

Counseling and Psychological Services:

If you or someone you know needs help, consult with a counselor at IU Counseling and Psychological Services at any time. Counselors are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week at 812-855-5711. (After 5 p.m., you’ll be directed to select option one.) Emergency walk-in counseling is available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Or, if you need just some tips on making it through finals and other stressors, check the CAPS website for info on free walk-in workshops on stress management and mood improvement.

IU Recreational Sports:

Get involved in a fitness program, take a yoga class, learn to climb walls indoors or out by taking advantage of IU’s many offerings at Rec Sports. Students may participate in club sports, drop into group exercise as they wish or learn to play a new sport. Many activities are covered in student activity fees.

IU Health Center:

The health center provides clinical exams, labs and digital x-rays, prescriptions, travel immunizations and wellness advice to help students deal with sniffles, ongoing health issues and other medical matters. If pros at the clinic can’t help, they refer students to local providers who can.

Student Safety

Protect IU

IU’s broad program provides tools and strategies for safety on campus, when traveling abroad and everywhere in between. The program also includes a campus-wide alert system using a variety of media, such as texts and phone calls, and advice on cybersecurity.

Stop Sexual Violence at IU

This program not only offers preventive tools, but also engages students in its efforts to protect students. Stop Sexual Violence offers counseling, guidance for reporting assault and other resources.

IU Safety Escort

IU Safety Escort offers free rides at night to IU students and employees. To request a ride, use the TapRide app to log in with your university network ID and passphrase and enter a desired pickup location and destination, or call 812-855-7233. Hours are 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week through the winter and spring semesters. During the summer, hours are 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., seven days a week.

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