Health & Safety: Selected Resources
This page is an attempt to create a centralized collection of information about school and campus health and safety resources. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of available resources, but it will be updated as new resources are made available.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Counselor-in-Residence Program
The Jacobs School of Music has partnered with the IU Health Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to staff a counselor onsite at the Jacobs School part-time.
Brad Stepp, a clinical psychologist with the IU Health Center, is stationed at Jacobs 20 hours per week. Students will still make appointments through the Health Center, but Stepp also will have drop-in hours and will spend time conducting outreach, such as educational seminars and workshops for students. Information about services, hours, cost, and contact information is available here.
Mind & Body Workshops
Project Jumpstart offers a Mind & Body series each fall, including topics such as Alexander Technique, practice techniques, and mindfulness and yoga. See the Project Jumpstart page for upcoming events.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS addresses a wide range of student issues and offers strategies for coping and options for treatment as needed.
Crimson Cupboard: Crimson Cupboard offers free healthy food to IU Bloomington students who are struggling with food insecurity. Stocked by donations and staffed by volunteers, this special food pantry lessens the effects of poverty and food insecurity in our community.
Disability Services for Students: The Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) specializes in assisting students with various disabilities including physical, psychological, learning, neurological, medical, vision, hearing, and temporary impairments to achieve their academic goals.
Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs is home to more than 150 programs designed to guide students through life at IU, help resolve their problems, provide assistance during emergencies, support their health and safety, enhance their learning, and prepare them for life after IU.
Healthy IU: Healthy IU is Indiana University’s employee wellness program. Resources, programs, and workshops are free for faculty and staff and their spouses.
Hearing Clinic: The Hearing Clinic in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciencens provides services related to audiometric testing, aural rehabilitation, hearing conservation, hearing screening, and assistive listening devices.
IU Health Center: IU Health Center specializes in care for college-aged patients. The IU Health Center is a four-story facility that includes a full-service medical clinic, lab, X-ray facility, women's clinic, and pharmacy.
Protect IU: Indiana University is committed to providing the greatest possible degree of safety for all members of the university community. Protect IU makes it easy for you to find all the information you need to know about health, safety, security, and preparedness.
Suggestions from the National Association of Schools of Music
The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) have developed a comprehensive set of advisory documents on hearing health, neuromusculoskeletal health, and vocal health issues for musicians in postsecondary schools and departments of music. Information of a medical nature is provided by PAMA; information regarding contextual issues in music programs is provided by NASM. Links to some of these documents are provided below.
- Protecting Your Hearing Health
- Protecting Your Neuromusculoskeletal Health
- Protecting your Vocal Health