Responding to Misconduct Charges

Personal Misconduct

For a complete description of the judicial procedures associated with personal misconduct, please see IU’s Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct – Student Disciplinary Procedures: Personal Misconduct.

How are charges filed?
Any person (including, but not limited to police, IU officials, residence hall staff, and students) may report alleged violations of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
How will I find out about these charges?
You will receive a letter outlining the alleged violations and scheduling a date for an informal judicial conference with the Office of Student Ethics. At this judicial conference, the facts about the allegation will be explored and responsibility determined. You will have a chance to present information about your case.
What can happen at the conference?

It is important that you prepare for and attend your judicial conference as this is your chance to have an impact on the outcome of your case. If you are found responsible for violating the Code, an action plan will be discussed and assigned by your hearing officer. The action plan is intended to help educate students and to prevent further violations.

What if I am not satisfied with the outcome of the judicial conference?
You may ask for a formal hearing and beyond that, an appeal or review of your case can be requested. Deadlines apply though, so consult the code or contact our office with questions.