TITLE IX, PURDUE AND YOU
Purdue University is committed to providing you with an environment that is free from sexual harassment and assault. If you have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment or stalking, there are a variety of resources available to you. If you are unsure what to do, purdue.edu/sexual_assault has more detailed information about your options, including getting help from the University, the community and/or law enforcement. You also can call 765-495-HELP (4357) at any time to speak with someone who can help explain your options and connect you with resources.
COUNSELING AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is Purdue’s confidential counseling center, staffed by mental health clinicians who specialize in working with college students. It is a confidential, safe place to go if it could be helpful to talk with a trained professional about any concern you may have. Walk-in services and emergency consultations are available.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Two locations to best serve you:
- Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH)
Room 246 • 765-494-6995
- Psychological Sciences Building (PSYC)
Room 1120 • 765-494-6995
In a mental health crisis and need help after hours?
Call 765-494-6995, press 1, and speak with a clinician through our after hours crisis line.
The following offices also are available during regular business hours:
Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH)
601 Stadium Mall Drive, Second Floor • 765-494-1700
LAW ENFORCEMENT (24/7)
Other law enforcement contact information can be found in the back of this guide.
PARENT & FAMILY CONNECTIONS
In addition to providing Purdue parents and families with information about the University and supporting their students — everything from tips on care packages to health and safety on campus — Parent & Family Connections also provides communications and programs/events.
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
Schleman Hall, Room 207
As members of the Purdue community, we strive to promote the safety and well-being of the community. If you are concerned about a student, please fill out a Student of Concern Report by visiting www.purdue.edu/odos.
COMMON STUDENT REGULATIONS
Living off campus is a major milestone in your college career. And like any new endeavor, there are some responsibilities to keep in mind for making your transition as smooth as possible.
All Purdue students, whether they live on or off campus, are expected to be familiar with and follow the policies outlined in the Regulations Governing Student Conduct. Here is a rundown of some of the more common issues for off-campus students:
- The policy on physical abuse speaks to behaviors that place other individuals in danger, regardless of where that behavior takes place or who the individuals may be. Some examples of these behaviors include operating a vehicle while intoxicated, being intoxicated in public, providing alcohol to minors, and engaging in physical confrontations and assaults.
- Approximately 150 students per year will be disciplined for violations of the University’s policy on illegal drugs and controlled substances. This includes being in possession of illegal drugs such as marijuana and Ecstasy, as well as more egregious behavior like selling and distributing illegal drugs. Off-campus students also are urged to guard all prescription medications and to not provide those substances to others.
- Theft from members of the University community is prohibited. Take inventory and secure your belongings to ensure they won’t be stolen. In addition, be on the alert and report any suspicious behavior or activities in your neighborhood to the Purdue University Police Department and/or the West Lafayette Police Department.
CENTER FOR ADVOCACY, RESPONSE, AND EDUCATION (CARE)
Windsor (Duhme Hall), Room 134
205 N. Russell St.
495-CARE (2273), 24/7
CARE provides confidential support and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. CARE staff provide resources and direct services that are nonjudgmental, survivor-focused and empowering. CARE recognizes that each person’s experience is unique, and staff are available to help each survivor assess their reporting options and access resources that meet personal needs. CARE staff also can provide information and other support services to friends and family of survivors. In addition to direct survivor services, CARE offers campus-wide programming on sexual violence, consent, and bystander intervention, among other topics.