For more information on the IUP Student Conduct Process, see the Code of Student Conduct and Procedures.
What is the Office of Student Support and Community Standards’s mission?
The Office of Student Support and Community Standards supports the academic mission of the university by promoting the development of a campus community
characterized by reasonable safety and security, responsible behavior,
civility, and respect. Through enforcement of university policies and
regulations, the office challenges students to take responsibility for
their actions, demonstrate respect for themselves, property, and other
individuals, and develop skills that will enhance lifelong problem
solving, communication, and decision-making abilities.
What is the Office of Student Support and Community Standards’s objective?
The student conduct process at IUP is designed
to be non-adversarial, with the intent of promoting behavioral change while
protecting the rights of the members of the university community. The
university student conduct process does not attempt to replace the criminal
justice system or other legal responses to behaviors that violate federal,
state, and local laws and ordinances. Students and recognized organizations
that violate law and university policy may be held accountable through both the
legal system and the university student conduct process.
What does the Office of Student Support and Community Standards provide to IUP faculty and staff?
Assistance in addressing behavioral concerns presented by individual students and recognized student organizations
Explanation and interpretation of policies within the student code of conduct
Information and consultation regarding disciplinary issues and informal/formal options for resolution
Explanation of disciplinary processes and paperwork, due process rights of students, and timeline for case adjudication
Referral to the Provost’s Office for alleged violations of the
academic integrity policy (behavioral problems within or directly
related to the classroom, academic dishonesty, etc.)