Sanctions and Stipulations

Conduct process outcomes (Section 5.0 of the Code of Student Conduct) are meant to be educational and positively influence the decision-making skills of a student by creating awareness of consequences and the potential for higher-level sanctions should future violations occur. Conduct process outcomes that may be taken when a student is found in violation of University regulations range from charges dropped up to and including permanent separation from the University. The conduct process outcome(s) assigned will be based upon the student/student organization being found responsible for violation(s), the severity of the violation, the degree of involvement of the student, the individual circumstances of each case, prior conduct history, and academic progress.

5.1 Formative Outcomes

  • Conversation with University Partner
  • Meeting with University Administrator
  • Written Assignments
  • Letter of Apology
  • Hall/Floor Programs
  • Workshops

5.2 Referral Outcomes

  • Alcohol Education
  • Drug/Substance Education
  • Voluntary Counseling
  • Psychological Assessment

5.3 Administrative Outcomes

  • Conduct Discussion
  • Conduct Warning (No more than two)
  • Housing Relocation
  • On-Campus Housing Probation
  • Account Hold

5.4 Loss of Privilege Outcomes

  • Loss of Extra-Curricular Privileges
  • Separation from Campus Housing
  • Ban from an Area of Campus
  • Trespass from University Property
  • No Contact Order

5.5 Disciplinary Status Outcomes Applied to Students

Conduct Probation is defined as a specified period of observation and evaluation of a student’s conduct. Any violation of University or residence hall policy committed by a student on Conduct Probation is a serious violation and may result in separation from the University. Failure to complete discretionary sanctions while on Conduct Probation may result in separation from the University. No more than one Conduct Probation status shall be imposed on a student prior to the student being removed from the University community. While a student is serving a Conduct Probation, he/she is not in good conduct standing with the University, may not be permitted to hold elected office, nor represent the University in an official capacity.

Temporary Separation (Suspension) involves removal of the student from the University for a definite period of time (minimum of one semester), after which the student is eligible to return, and a permanent notation on one’s transcript. Conditions for readmission may be specified.

Permanent Separation (Expulsion) refers to the removal of the student from the University. If assigned permanent separation, a student at no time will be permitted to re-enroll in classes at Indiana State University, and a permanent notation will be made on one’s transcript.

Emergency Action - The University has identified two types of Emergency Action: Emergency Housing Separation and Emergency University Separation.

Emergency University Separation removes a student from all University owned property. The Director of SCI or designee has been granted the authority by the University to remove a student from the University for a temporary period pending complaint resolution or other formal proceedings. The student is denied access to all property owned, operated, or controlled by the University; is denied attendance and/or participation in classes; and is banned from attendance and/or use of University activities and facilities while under this status. If the student violates these conditions, he/she will be subject to arrest and prosecution for criminal trespass.

Emergency Housing Separation removes the student from all residential facilities; however, they student will continue to have access to all other areas of the University. The decision to pursue an Emergency Housing Separation involves a collaborative conversation between SCI and the Office of Residential Life. Appeals for Emergency Housing Separation must be directed to the office responsible for imposing this action for consideration.

Either Emergency Action shall become immediately effective without prior notice whenever there is evidence that the continued presence of the student at the University poses a substantial and immediate threat to others or to the stability and continuance of University functions. Emergency Action may be lifted by the University at any time should information become available demonstrating the specific student is no longer considered a continued risk. Under this action, a student(s) shall be given a prompt opportunity to appear personally before the Director of SCI or a designee in order to discuss the following issues only:

a. The reliability of the information concerning the student’s conduct, including the matter of his or her identity, and/or

b. Whether the conduct and surrounding circumstances reasonably indicate that the continued presence of the student on University premises poses a substantial and immediate threat to others or the stability and continuance.

A hearing with the University Conduct Board will be conducted no later than ten (10) business days from the imposition of this action. The student will be allowed to attend this hearing and is afforded the process established by the University


Student Support and Accountability
Hulman Memorial Student Union,
Room 821
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Telephone: 812-237-3800
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