Responding to Misconduct Charges

Get help responding to a misconduct charge

The Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct outlines your rights and responsibilities as a student as well as the university’s expectations for your conduct. If you behave in a way that violates the Code, you may be charged with misconduct.

If you’re facing a misconduct charge, our Student Advocates are here to listen nonjudgmentally and guide you through the process of resolving the charge. We can help you:

What qualifies as misconduct?

There are four types of misconduct: academic, personal, sexual, and organizational. You will be notified by the Office of Student Conduct if a misconduct charge is filed against you or your student organization.

  • Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and violation of course rules.
  • Personal misconduct includes, but is not limited to, trespassing, vandalism, theft, disorderly conduct, unauthorized possession or use of alcohol or drugs, physical or verbal abuse, and unauthorized possession or display of firearms.
  • Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, sexual harassment stalking, domestic and dating violence, and sexual exploitation.
  • Organizational misconduct includes, but is not limited to, hazing and endangering others.
Learn more about misconduct