The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for administering and interpreting the University of Northern Iowa Student Conduct Code. This includes receiving reports of alleged misconduct, ensuring that students receive due process and fair treatment throughout the hearing process, and maintaining students' disciplinary records. The Code outlines university standards for student behavior and delineates the processes by which allegations of misbehavior will be addressed. The Dean of Students area is committed to providing an educational conduct process that informs students of their rights as members of the university community and educates them about the responsibilities they have to themselves and the other members of the university community.
The Student Conduct Code is grounded in a commitment to three core values:
Respect: University of Northern Iowa students support the rights of individuals to live and work with each other in a safe environment reflective of the educational ideals of the University.
Responsibility: University of Northern Iowa students engage in responsible social conduct that reflects positively upon the University community while modeling good citizenship in all communities.
Honesty: University of Northern Iowa students live a life of integrity, creating good leaders, friends, and colleagues who share the common goal of building our learning community.
In order to support these core values, all students and student organizations are responsible for knowing the information, policies, and procedures outlined in the Student Conduct Code.
When incidents happen and University of Northern Iowa students are involved, our office is the main university entity that works with students to resolve disciplinary matters. Students, faculty, and staff who believe there has been a violation can contact our office to discuss options available for reporting incidents or can report the allegation of student misconduct online.
In support of the identities and life experiences our students bring to conversation, if you need assistance or support to participate in the student conduct process including, but not limited to, a translator or accommodations please contact your Student Conduct Administrator upon receiving your hearing letter.
- Students with documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations for any part of the conduct process, including communication regarding the process. Accommodations include, but are not limited to a sign language interpreter, the presence of a service animal, the presence of a reader or other trained professional assistant, etc. Please contact your Student Conduct Administrator upon receiving your hearing letter so the student and Student Conduct Administrator can work together to contact Student Accessibility Services for determination of appropriate accommodations. As per ADA, students with disabilities are expected to adhere to the conduct policies applicable to all students.
- Students may request to have a translator present at their hearing and any meetings related to their case. It is the student's responsibility to determine if a translator is needed. Please contact your Student Conduct Administrator upon receiving your hearing letter so the student and the Student Conduct Administrator can work together to attempt to locate a translator connected to the University. As is the case with all students in the process, all parties are responsible for presenting their own case. The translator will only be providing direct translation in the hearing.