Know the Code!
Summary of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct
The Code describes the behavior expected of all IUPUI students. Students should read the Code carefully to fully understand student responsibilities related to conduct both on and off campus.
This summary was created to assist IUPUI students in their understanding of the University's expectations regarding student behavior. Please note that the disciplinary actions mentioned are suggested actions. Each case and disciplinary action is determined by the circumstances of the incident.
Here are the most frequent violations committed by students at IUPUI:
Academic Misconduct (Part II.G.1-6)
Students are expected to uphold and maintain academic honesty and integrity. Academic misconduct violations could result in a student receiving a lower grade, failing a class, or removal from a course. Faculty are required to report acts of academic misconduct to the Office of Dean of Students.
Example of Behavior: Cheating on a test or helping another student to cheat on a test.
Alcohol (Part II.H.22)
IUPUI prohibits the unauthorized possession, use, or supplying alcoholic beverages to others contrary to law or university policy. Violations of this policy can have different consequences (written reprimand to suspension) depending upon the circumstances of the incident. The university's judicial system allows parents/guardians to be notified when their under 21 year old student has been found responsible for violating the alcohol policy.
Students responsible for an alcohol violation may also be instructed to participate in an alcohol education program.
Example of Behavior: Possessing and/or using alcohol in Ball Residence Hall.
Drugs/Illegal Substances (Part II.H.23)
IUPUI has a zero tolerance practice for the possession, sale and/or use of illegal drugs. Students who violate this policy can expect a significant sanction; including suspension or expulsion from the University.
Example of behavior: Smoking marijuana in on-campus housing.
Disorderly Conduct (Part II.H.6)
Disruptive behavior that interferes with teaching, research, administration or other University activities will not be tolerated. Students who engage in this behavior should expect an immediate disciplinary action.
Example of behavior: Loud and rude behavior in the campus library.
Failure to Comply (Part II.H.8)
It is important that students comply with university officials in the performance of their duties. Failure to do so could result in serious sanctions from the Office of Dean of Students.
Example of behavior: Refusing to identify one's self when asked by IUPUI Police.
Misconduct Off Campus (Part II.I.1-2)
The university may discipline a student for acts of personal misconduct that are not committed on university property if the acts impact the security of the university community or the integrity of the educational process.
Example of behavior: Sexual assault.
Physical and Verbal Abuse (Part II.H.20-21)
Acts of violence, verbally abusive behavior, threats of harm, and acts of intimidation are serious violations and could be cause for suspension. Claims of self defense for a fight will not justify an act of violence against another person.
Example of behavior: Physical contact with another person or threatening to harm someone.
Theft (Part II.H.10)
Theft of university property or the property of others is a serious violation. Students who are found responsible for theft can expect sanctions to include restitution and possible suspension.
Example of behavior: Stealing a parking permit from a parked car.
Weapons (Part II.H.14)
IUPUI has a zero tolerance practice for weapons. The possession of any weapons, especially guns, is a serious violation and cause for immediate suspension. Guns may not be kept in vehicles when visiting campus.
Example of behavior: Having a gun in a residence hall room or vehicle.
Questions about the Code or student behavior should be directed to Office of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, in the Campus Center, Suite 350 or (317) 274-4431.