The Office of Public Safety will help the campus community in certain non-emergency situations. These situations are considered a lower priority than emergencies and may not be responded to immediately if an emergency is occurring.
Campus Safety Escorts
Although the campus is a relatively safe place, we do encourage the student community to travel in groups of two or more. This is especially true when traveling around campus at night. The Office of Public Safety provides a Campus Safety Escort to ANY student who requests one. This service will also be provided to groups of students if they make the request.
There are Public Safety Officers on duty 24 hours a day who will provide this service.
To request a Campus Safety Escort, call the Office of Public Safety at 812-488-2051 and provide the following:
- Specific location (e.g. Main entrance of the library)
NOTE: The Public Safety Officer will be in uniform and have a photo ID displayed on their uniform. For additional safety purposes, the Officer will be able to recite your name upon request.
Medical Care Transportation
In cases where medical attention is needed for illness or minor injury, the Office of Public Safety will transport students to the on-campus Health & Wellness Center or a hospital emergency room. Residential students should get in touch with a Residence Assistant or their Residential Coordinator before contacting Public Safety in these situations. Should a student need transportation to a scheduled doctor's appointment or to pick up medications, alternative means should be used.
Situations when Public Safety Officers may provide transportation include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Cold or Flu like symptoms (COVID-19 protocols may impact the decision to transport)
- Minor cuts and abrasions
- Sprained or twisted joints
** For information on serious medical emergencies, see Reporting Medical Emergencies. **
The Office of Public Safety has the capability to jump-start vehicles. If you think you have a dead battery, call 812-488-2051 and provide the following information:
- Location (Be as specific as you can)
- Vehicle description, including color- make- model
Raising your car hood while will help the Officer locate you once they arrive in the general area.
If additional services are needed, Public Safety will call a tow company at the owner's request. The person requesting the tow company services is responsible for cost of the tow company services. The University is not responsible for damage or loss of property related to tow company services.