Disciplinary Procedures & Sanctions

Understand your rights and responsibilities

We’re here to protect your rights, make sure you are aware of your responsibilities as a valued member of campus, and guide you through opportunities to grow and develop as a person.

Know the procedures: Personal misconduct

The university has procedures in place to resolve allegations of personal misconduct prohibited under the Indiana University 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. Visit the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct for more about personal conduct violations.

Personal Misconduct Procedures

Know the procedures: 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.

Know the procedures: Academic misconduct

As an IU Indianapolis 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 at Student Central.

Faculty resources for how to handle cases of academic misconduct are available at Faculty & Staff Central.

Find accommodations

IU Indianapolis is committed to creating a learning environment that promotes educational opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Students requesting disability-related accommodations and/or services should contact Adaptive Educational Services at 317-274-3241.

Understand your sanctions

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.

Grant access to information

If you wish to grant third-party access to your disciplinary record, you will need to download 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.