As a college student in Indiana, you likely have a lot of expectations for yourself. You want to finish your degree, get an internship or part-time job, participate in extracurricular activities or student clubs, and still have time to socialize. The life of a modern college student is full, and it's not uncommon for students to put too much pressure on themselves to succeed. Sometimes, however, that pressure comes from their universities and the standards of behavior these schools have for their students.
Although you're a busy college student, it's important to take time to read your school's code of conduct. If you are unfamiliar with your university's policies, it's more likely that a simple mistake, misunderstanding, or miscommunication could lead to serious disciplinary action from your school. Your school's code of conduct should tell you what behaviors are prohibited by the university and the procedures the administration takes when it suspects a student has committed one of these behaviors. It also lists your rights and responsibilities as a student.
The code of conduct can be a lengthy and confusing document, and you may not be able to tell what applies to your situation and what doesn't. At the Lento Law Firm, we believe that you should have the knowledge you need to flourish during your time as a student in Indiana. We've compiled this helpful resource page about common code of conduct charges at Indiana schools and what you can expect if you are accused of violating your school's code.
What Types of Misconduct Are Common at Indiana Schools?
Most universities have a code of conduct that classifies misconduct in three main categories: academic dishonesty, sexual misconduct, and general code of conduct violations. Your university may have a different procedure for dealing with these types of misconduct, but each is considered a serious matter.