Editor’s Note: This page and related stories include mention of sexual violence.

The Indiana Daily Student published an investigation Jan. 27 breaking down how a 2015 sexual assault still ripples through the Bloomington jazz community over six years later.

IU found current music student Chris Parker responsible for sexually assaulting Shailey Ostlund after a Title IX hearing in 2016. The university suspended Parker for about 13 months, and the suspension terms note he was to not set foot on campus. If he did, he was to either be expelled or recieve police charges. When he did, he was instead suspended again.

Now, students are asking for answers.

This page will be updated with follow-up stories. Read the investigation here.

The IDS is continuing its investigation into the sexual misconduct within the Jacobs School of Music and the Bloomington jazz community. Any news tips can be forwarded to Cate Charron at catcharr@iu.edu.

Continuing Coverage

Community tells IU, Jacobs ‘time’s up’ for lack of follow through on sexual misconduct policies

Published April 2, 2022

A protest was organized after an IDS investigation into a music student's sexual assault allegations.

Jacobs school releases internal statement after IDS investigation, offensive flyer defacement

Published April 1, 2022

Flyers were torn up and vandalized with hateful writing toward the Asian community.

'We need to change the culture': Music community plans Saturday protest to condemn sexual violence

Published April 1, 2022

The protest stems from the IDS investigation into music student Chris Parker's sexual assault allegations.

After violating state public access law, IU continues to deny IDS sexual assault records

Published March 28, 2022

The university denied the initial request in October 2021.

How IU used the code of conduct to intimidate a student pushing critical open letter

Published March 9, 2022

Administration said the letter and the student’s actions border on harassment toward Chris Parker.

Community ‘not surprised’ by lack of IU public response after misconduct investigation

Published March 2, 2022

The IDS “Dissonance in due process” investigation published just over a month ago.

LETTER: Jacobs School of Music professor encourages sexual assault victims to report cases

Published Feb. 4, 2022

Jacobs needs to examine its culture and the root cause of abuse.

LETTER: Sexual assault is a systemic issue at the Jacobs School of Music

Published Feb. 21, 2022

Professor Constance Cook wrote "the court of public opinion is not the place to find justice."

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Professor Monika Herzig’s quotes are in context. Here’s the transcript.

Published Feb. 4, 2022

The IDS addresses claims and questions regarding Herzig’s quotes in the investigation.

LETTER: An open letter to the Jacobs School of Music and Indiana University

Published Feb. 3, 2022

Current and former Jacobs students share concerns regarding Chris Parker and safety of students.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Where things stand regarding ‘Dissonance in Due Process’

Published Feb. 2, 2022

The Indiana Daily Student will continue to update regarding 'Dissonance in Due Process.'

‘IU needs to do better’: Shatter the Silence posts letter critical of the university

Published Feb. 2, 2022

The group reverted back to a community organization Saturday.

‘We weren't speaking to our family’: Jazz students express frustration after town hall

Published Feb. 1, 2022

The faculty-led town hall was called following the publishing of an IDS investigation.

IU’s denial of sexual assault record access violates public access laws, state says

Published Jan. 31, 2022

The IDS requested the disciplinary record of a student found responsible for sexual assault.

Shatter the Silence no longer a student group after pushback

Published Jan. 29, 2022

The group will instead be considered a community organization.

Dissonance in due process

Published Jan. 27, 2022

An IU student was readmitted in 2020 after serving two suspensions stemming from a sexual assault.


Sexual assault on an IU campus can be reported through this online form.

IU’s Confidential Victim Advocates are trained to work with students who have experienced sexual misconduct. They can be contacted by calling 812-856-2469 or emailing cva@indiana.edu.

The IU Sexual Assault Crisis Service operates 24/7 connecting students with counselors. They can be reached at 812-855-8900.

IU Police Department’s non-emergency number: 812-855-4111

Bloomington Police Department’s non-emergency number: 812-339-4477

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-7233

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

The Middle Way House works to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. They have a help and crisis line at 812-336-0846.

To obtain a protective order after experiencing domestic violence or sexual abuse, Monroe County has a Protective Order Assistance Partnership.

The Monroe County Victims Assistance Program provides assistance for crime victims in understanding how their case progresses through the justice system.

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