Office of Student Conduct – Division of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Conduct processes all reports of academic misconduct, personal misconduct, and sexual assault or sexual misconduct. To report an incident in any of these categories submit an online incident report.
Academic misconduct is defined as any activity that tends to undermine the academic integrity of the institution. The university may discipline a student for academic misconduct. Academic misconduct may involve human, hard-copy, or electronic resources. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, violation of course rules, and facilitating academic misconduct.
If you suspect a student has committed academic misconduct as defined by the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, you first should meet with the student and discuss your suspicions. If you conclude that academic misconduct took place, you must report the incident to the Dean of Students using the online incident report. You may impose academic sanctions for the course. (The Jacobs School of Music has developed recommended proportionate academic misconduct sanctions.)
What happens when you file an academic misconduct report?
- You have options in the sanction(s) that you assign for the violation which range from minor to severe (from no penalty to F in course). Additional sanctions may be applied by JSoM or Office of Student Affairs particularly if the student is a repeat offender.
- The student has the right to appeal. Contact the JSoM Associate Dean Academic Affairs and Student Success.
- If the academic misconduct charge is upheld, the student is often required to attend an educational workshop led by the Office of Student Affairs. The purpose of this workshop is to help students accept responsibility for their actions, recommit to the values of IU and to create and implement an action plan to avoid future errors.
The university may discipline a student for a wide variety of acts of personal misconduct occurring on or off university property. A complete list of such acts may be found here: http://studentcode.iu.edu/responsibilities/index.html.
Indiana University defines sexual violence as "physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or when a person is incapable of giving consent due to use of drugs or alcohol, or due to an intellectual disability or other disability." If you receive a complaint of sexual misconduct, including any assault, harassment or other sexual violence, it is your legal responsibility to report the incident. The university is deemed to be on notice and must take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred. Please review the information found at http://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/employee/index.html to learn more about reporting such incidents.
As a Responsible Employee (All instructors, including full-time professors, adjuncts, lecturers, AIs, and any others who offer classroom instruction or office hours to students) you are required to complete the online training module titled “Sexual Misconduct Training: Understanding Title IX and the University’s Policies & Procedures. Instructions for accessing the training are available at https://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/employee/employee-training.html.
For complete procedures, please see the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct and the Procedures for Bloomington Campus.