IU Code of Student Rights, Responsiblities, and Conduct

The faculty and Trustees of Indiana (and Purdue) University vote to confer the degree on students upon successful completion of their course of study. Students are responsible for understanding all requirements and completing them by the time they graduate. Advisors, directors, deans, and faculty gladly help students understand school requirements; however, each student is responsible for fulfilling the requirements. Students may refer to this bulletin, OneStart (onestart.iu.edu), and school advisors and recorders to find out about their personal progress toward a degree.

Similarly, students are responsible for informing IUPUI of any changes in their name, address, phone number, and other relevant data. Students should use OneStart (onestart.iu.edu) to change information online, or provide it directly to the Office of the Registrar. Likewise, students are responsible for initiating and confirming the success of late drops or late adds. Failure to properly drop a course could result in an F in that course and responsibility for tuition and fees. Similarly, all registration or add procedures must be followed, or students risk not receiving credit for a course that was improperly added.

Students should also be familiar with the rules of appropriate academic behavior, which are based on three major premises: (1) The free exchange of ideas is critical to university life, and therefore civility within the academic community must be ensured; (2) ideas are as much property as are houses, cars, CDs, and wallets, and therefore, another person’s ideas cannot be used without permission and acknowledgment of the idea’s true owner; and finally, (3) knowledge and wisdom are truly the result of contributions of individuals and societies past and present from around the world, and therefore, diversity is seen as a desired, even crucial, component of any intellectual community. These concepts lead to rules and regulations that are found in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. A brief summary of some key elements of the Code appear in a later section of this bulletin. Students are expected to be familiar with the basics of the Code.

Students who register for classes engage in a registration agreement with IUPUI.  When students register, the university reserves specific class spaces for those students and commits resources to provide the instruction that has been selected. The students, then, assume the responsibility for paying those course fees or for notifying the university if they decide not to attend. The availability of courses is subject to change. A class may be cancelled because of low enrollment or departmental staffing considerations. The department canceling a class will notify registered students and help them make alternate arrangements, if necessary. Registered students also will be notified if the meeting time and/or location of a course has changed since the student registered.

Registration will not automatically be cancelled for nonpayment of fees. Students must either pay their fees or drop all of their classes by the end of the first week of classes if they do not intend to return to IUPUI for the semester.  Canceling registration by the first week of classes releases class spaces in time to be available to other students.  Students who decide to cancel their registration should log on to Onestart (www.onestart.iu.edu) Self Service, click on Drop/Add Classes and proceed to drop all classes.