Student Handbook 2023-2024


Student Conduct Process

We strive to handle each violation of policy at the lowest level of accountability necessary, some cases will be investigated and decided by Resident Directors (RDs) and others by the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards. A case is assigned to either an RD or the Director based on the nature and severity of the violation, as well as a student's conduct history with the institution. Once the determination is made, a student can expect the following process:

  • The University Official will contact the student via their IWU student email and provide a scheduled meeting time. The scheduled conduct meeting is an opportunity for the following:
    • The student to be presented with the information in the report submitted
    • The student to ask questions
    • The student to present their own information regarding the report, including any evidence (i.e. photos, videos, scanned copies, screen shots, etc.) they would like to present, names of additional witnesses, etc.
    • The University Official to ask questions as part of the investigative process
    • After the investigation is completed, all of the information will be considered and a decision will be made. The decision will be communicated to the student in a letter to their IWU student email.
  • If a student would like to request a review of a decision made by the Resident Director or Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, instructions for this process can be found under the Student Conduct Case Review Process.

Occasionally, due to new information or level of cooperation of a student, a case may be elevated from the Resident Director to the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards before a decision is made. In the even that this occurs, the Director will determine which steps in the above process are necessary to repeat in order to provide a fair and timely process.

An exception to the process outlined above are alleged violations of the Student Conduct and Community Standards that rise from the same events as an alleged Sexual Misconduct under the Title IX policy. The alleged conduct may be investigated and resolved under the grievance process within the Title IX policy.

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