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Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Students have the right to feel safe, supported, and respected. They also have the responsibility to do their part to ensure others have the same experience.

These rights are responsibilities are outlined in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

When the Code is allegedly violated, both personal and academic offenses are addressed within the IUPUI disciplinary system. These procedures are educational in nature and are separate and distinct from the criminal justice system.

The university may hold a student accountable for acts of personal misconduct or criminal acts not committed on university property.

If you are involved in the disciplinary process, the Office of Student Conduct aims to provide effective sanctions as a means of restoring or redirecting you towards positive behavior, valuable skill development, and better decision-making. Whenever possible, sanctions will advance you towards repairing harm previously done through your actions, whether the harm was brought against a victim, a community, or yourself.

A majority of the time, there will be two types of sanctions in a case.

  • Standing sanctions address your status at the university. This could be a formal reprimand or disciplinary probation. In some circumstances, this may include suspension or expulsion from the university.
  • Educational outcomes are nearly always assigned along with a standing sanction and promote students’ personal development. These could include completing a research paper or reflective exercise, as well as performing community service or attending workshops.

Personal misconduct

The university has procedures in place to resolve allegations of personal misconduct prohibited under the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. There are several types of behavior that may fall under personal misconduct. Included among them are dishonesty, disorderly conduct, actions that create an unsafe environment, possession of any weapon or potential weapon on university property, unauthorized access, physical abuse, and more.

Sexual misconduct

Sexual misconduct procedures are outlined in the Indiana University Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy and are followed for the resolution of all allegations of sexual misconduct.

IU prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender and all forms of sexual misconduct. This includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking.

Academic misconduct

As an IUPUI student, you are held to certain expectations regarding academic misconduct. In return, you can also expect your instructors to promote a classroom experience that protects your rights. Learn more about these expectations, what constitutes academic misconduct, and what to do if you are accused of academic misconduct here.

Additional information for students is available at https://studentcentral.iupui.edu/grades-progress/academic-misconduct.html.

Faculty resources for how to handle cases of academic misconduct are available at https://facultystaffcentral.iupui.edu/grades/academic-misconduct.html.

Third-Party Access to Disciplinary Records

To grant third-party access to your disciplinary record, student must complete the Authorization to Release Information form and provide it to the Office of Student Conduct before any information can be shared. Questions or requests for an alternative format of this document can be made by contacting the Office of Student Conduct at 317-274-4431.