Misconduct Charges and Student Conduct Procedures

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 notification letter outlining the alleged violations and scheduling a date for an informal student conduct conference with our office.

The notification letter will come via e-mail sent to the IU.edu e-mail account. Per the code, students are expected to maintain and regularly monitor their university accounts including email.

The e-mail is a cursory notification, while the physical letter contains more details.

Remember student conduct conferences will not be rescheduled for extra-curricular activities or employment. If you do not attend the scheduled student conduct conference or make a request to reschedule it, the conference may proceed in your absence, and you will lose the opportunity to present your side of the story and the right to request a formal re-hearing.

The physical letter will contain:

  • A brief summary of the concerning behavior
  • A listing of the alleged charges
  • The time, place, and location of the scheduled judicial conference
What if I cannot attend the judicial conference?

The scheduled conference will not be scheduled during any of your classes or labs. If a legitimate academic or crisis situation conflicts with that conference time, call the phone number or e-mail the person listed on the letter to request a new conference time. You will have a minimum of two days notice to make yourself available.

What happens at the conference?

The student conference is your chance to have an impact on the outcome of your case.  You will learn about the process, procedures, and your rights as a student. The facts about the allegation will be explored. You will have to opportunity present your perspective of the incident and any other supporting information or witnesses you feel is relevant. (Be sure your witnesses are available to attend either in person, by phone, or through use of a signed statement.)

If you are found responsible for violating the Code, an action plan will be discussed and assigned by your hearing officer.

What if I am not satisfied with the outcome of the student conduct conference?

You may ask appeal the outcome of the conference. Deadlines apply, so consult the code or contact our office with questions.