Complaints of misconduct are resolved using one of the two methods outlined below.
An Administrative Conference (AC) is intended to enhance a student’s awareness of University expectations; although educational, formative and/or disciplinary action may be a necessary result. An AC is a one-on-one meeting between the accused student and a University Conduct Officer (UCO). During an Administrative Conference, the UCO will schedule an opportunity to meet with the accused student and discuss the alleged violation(s), documentation, and witness statements relevant to the complaint. The UCO may also discuss relevant conduct history, academic progress, extracurricular activities, prior community service, and relevant criminal proceedings.
University Conduct Board
This University Conduct Board (UCB) is comprised of one student in good standing with ISU, one University faculty member, one University staff member, and the Director of SCI or designee to serve as the advisor to the board. These individuals are appointed by the President and trained by the Director of SSA. When the UCB is convened, the Director of SSA or designee will convene the board as stated above by members of the UCB pool: Six Students (undergraduate and graduate); Six Faculty members; and Six Administrative Staff members.
The UCB will hear all cases involving academic integrity violations, sexual violence or cases referred to SCI from the Office of Equal Opportunity. On a case-by-case basis, a University Conduct Board may be offered as an option for complaint resolution.
The University Conduct Board consists of eighteen (18) conduct hearing officers: six faculty, six administrative staff, and six students. Three conduct hearing officers are requested for each hearing. A hearing may proceed with two if the accused student agrees.
Questions about the University Conduct Board may be referred to the Office of Student Support and Accountability.
Following a hearing, the Hearing Body will review the case information and make a decision using the standard of proof of "more likely than not."
When weighing consideration, the hearing body reviews all given and provided information with a fundamental question, is it more reasonable to conclude the alleged actions have violated University policy and/or prohibited conduct? Outcomes of University conduct processes and criminal processes have no bearing on one another.
Responsible. Using the Standard of Proof of "more likely than not," the Hearing Officer.
Charges Dropped / Not Responsible. The charges may be dropped if there is insufficient evidence to support the charge. If evidence is presented during the hearing that shows a student has not committed the violation, then he or she is found not responsible. All written materials pertaining to the allegations against the individual are destroyed.
Student Support and Accountability
Hulman Memorial Student Union,
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809