Accountability Processes

The Student Code

All student organizations are held accountable to the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, more commonly known as The Student Code.

The Student Code outlines your rights as a student, as well as your responsibilities and the university’s expectations for your behavior as an IU student and as an IU student organization.

Organizational misconduct

The Office of Student Conduct investigates, hears, and makes the decisions for all allegations of organizational misconduct, including allegations made by or against sororities and fraternities. If an organization is found responsible for any violation(s) of the IU Code, an action plan will be assigned in order to assist the student organization’s leadership in creating organizational change and preventing the reoccurrence of the behavior and misconduct. All action plans include an Educational Pillar Sanction, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Reprimand and warning
  • Disciplinary probation
  • Extended Disciplinary Probation
  • Deferred suspension
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Restriction of Social Events
  • Little 500 Restrictions
  • Homecoming Restrictions
  • Campus Restrictions

Additional information about these statuses and IU’s organization misconduct procedures can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Allegations of organizational misconduct involving sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, or stalking will be heard by Administrative Panel members trained in hearing matters of sexual misconduct.

Read full org. misconduct procedures

View organizations on disciplinary status

Sorority and Fraternity Judicial Board

The SFL J-Board is a board of undergraduate sorority and fraternity students, representing the 4 Greek councils, who adjudicate cases of sorority and fraternity organization misconduct that occur on or off Indiana University property. As designated by the Office of Student Conduct, the board meets with sorority and fraternity organizations who have alleged policy violations through the university’s educational conduct process to determine responsibility for code violations and develop individualized action plans. The SFL J-Board is a peer accountability process, in which board members consider the safety and security of the Indiana University community, individualized education, the mission of Indiana University, and the core values of the Office of Student Conduct and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, while determining the outcome of organization cases. If needed, members of the SFL J-Board may also serve as the student panelist for cases involving non-sorority and fraternity organizations, as well as for formal administrative conferences for sorority and fraternity organizations. Individual SFL J-Board members are not involved in adjudicating cases that involve their own chapter.

The SFL J-Board meets from 9:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. on Fridays during the academic year; applicants must be available at one or both of the hearing times. Exceptions can be made on a week by week basis when approved by the SFL J-Board’s advisor. Board members may also be expected to serve on Formal Administrative Conference panels, which are scheduled on a case-by-case basis. When student panelists are needed for Formal Administrative Conference panels, priority selection for this student panelist role is given to board members who belong to the same council as the organization who is alleged of violations. All applicants are also required to attend mandatory training.

Eligibility requirements for interested applicants are as follows:

  • Applicants must be an initiated member of a recognized fraternity/sorority at IU
  • Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University and with their individual S/F organization at the time of the application, and must maintain this status throughout the calendar year for which they serve as a panelist
  • Applicants must be enrolled in classes at IU-Bloomington throughout the calendar year for which they serve as a panelist
  • Applicants must currently hold or have previously held an elected or appointed position in their respective council or their chapter
  • Applicants cannot serve as a Council or Chapter President while simultaneously serving on the SFL J-Board

Applications for the 2021 SFL Judicial Board are due November 8, 2020 by 11:59 pm.

Apply Here

Internal standards boards

All sororities and fraternities are expected to have an internal standards board that holds members accountable to their organization’s purpose and policies, as well as university policies. Chapter members can contact their university advisor to discuss how to create, implement, or better utilize an internal standards board. Each council also has their own standards board that holds community members accountable to their councils’ purposes, policies, and expectations outlined in their council bylaws.