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Section Three

Additional Academic and Administrative Policies

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The Indiana University Academic Handbook is the primary source of academic policies and procedures. This IUPUI Supplement to the Indiana University Academic Handbook contains campus specific policies and procedures.

Access to Academic and Administrative Policies Using Computer Networks

Continuing efforts are underway to increase the amount of information that can be accessed on the campus computer networks. Many academic and administrative policies and procedures, the Schedule of Classes, and facts about IUPUI as well as other IUPUI information such as library holdings are available on-line through the IUPUI computer network. Access can be obtained through the IUPUI Home Page. (

Policy on Personal
Web Pages

See Appendix F for Policy on Personal Web Pages.

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar for IUPUI is developed by the Calendar Committee, chaired by the IUPUI Registrar. The Calendar Committee is a subcommittee of the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee. The recommendation

of the Calendar Committee is forwarded annually to the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee (an administrative committee) and to the Academic Affairs Committee of the IUPUI Faculty Council. Following the review and recommendations of these committees, the proposed calendar is forwarded to the IUPUI Faculty Council for action. Calendars are recommended and approved a number of years in advance. The Calendar Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending the action stated above. Refer to appendix D for approved calendars.


The following is the IUPUI Admission Policy for undergraduate students.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $35 application fee is required. Make checks payable to IUPUI. Please staple check to front of application and mail in envelope provided. Be sure that the name and social security number of applicant is written on the check.

Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is payed. Notes regarding application fee:

1. If an application fee has been paid to another IU campus, you do not need to pay a second fee. Attach a statement to front of application stating when fee was paid and to which campus.

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2. A Purdue student applying as a visiting student does not need to pay an application fee. A Purdue student applying as a transfer student must pay the application fee.

3. In cases of extreme financial need, we have a fee waiver policy. Current high school students should consult with their high school counselor and use the College Board or ACT fee waiver form. Attach fee waiver form to front of application. Returning adult students may request a waiver of fee by providing a letter which states reasons why applicant cannot afford to pay the fee. Attach letter to front of application.

All newly admitted undergraduate students whose native language is not English are required to take the IUPUI English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Placement Examination. Students are required to take any ESL courses recommended by this testing to fulfill University requirements for English proficiency. This Examination is required regardless of previous test scores presented. A fee of $25 must be paid in advance.

The purpose of these courses is to ensure that students whose native language is not English may fully participate in their chosen field of study. The ESL Program is coordinated by the Department of English in cooperation with academic departments and the Office of International Affairs.

Types of Admission, Required Credentials, and Qualifications

The University offers three categories of undergraduate admission (degree-seeking, transient, or temporary).

Degree-Seeking Students

If you wish to enter an undergraduate certificate, associate, or bachelor degree program, you will apply as a degree-seeking student (even if you are unsure of which degree program). You will apply as either a beginning or a transfer student.

(1) Beginning Students

Not previously enrolled anywhere (college, business or vocational school) after high school graduation. We will examine your high school

record including courses completed, grades earned, and standardized test results. The trend in your marks and the degree of difficulty of your courses are also important.

Required Credentials

a) Official high school transcript showing all work beginning with ninth grade.

b) GED score results ­ if you left school before graduation or if your high school is not accredited by a state or regional accrediting agency or by the State of Indiana.

c) Official ACT or SAT test results.

Current high school students are required to take the ACT or SAT tests and submit the results by the application priority date of the desired term of entry.

Students who have graduated from high school within the past three years must also submit SAT or ACT scores or on an exemption basis may take IUPUI placement tests in reading, English, and mathematics. (See "d" below)

Students who have graduated from high school more than three years ago are not required to submit ACT of SAT scores, but may be required to take IUPUI's placement test prior to admission consideration. (See "d" below)

d) All beginning students are required to take IUPUI placement tests either prior to or following admissions. The Office of Admissions will notify students of placement testing requirements and procedures for taking the tests once we receive an application for admission. Delay in taking placement tests may result in cancellation of admission for the desired term of entry.

IUPUI Admission Standards for
Beginning Students

1) Graduated from an accredited (or Indiana commissioned) high school or have GED;

2) Rank in the upper half of the high school class or have a GED average of 52;

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3) Achieved an SAT or ACT score at or above the median for the State of Indiana. (Applicants with scores below this median will be considered for admission based upon degree of difficulty of high school courses completed and grades earned). The Schools of Nursing and Science, and the department of engineering have higher score requirements.

4) Completed a minimum* of 28 semesters of college preparatory classes. (Additional courses in mathematics and sciences will be required for some programs.)

8 semesters of English composition or literature

6 semesters of mathematics including first and second year algebra and geometry

2 semesters of laboratory science (biology, chemistry, or physics)

4 semesters of social science (history, government, sociology, economics or psychology)

8 semesters of some combination of computer science, foreign language or additional math, lab science, social science, or English courses.

*You are encouraged to complete more courses than the minimum requirements to make your transition to university studies easier and smoother.

Students not meeting Admissions

If you do not meet the above criteria, you will be considered for acceptance based on other factors that indicate potential for success in college, such as overall quality of your high school course work, standardized test results, work experience, maturity, and military service. Some students may be admitted subject to special conditions.

These students typically are required to take EDUC X151 (Study Skills) and will take the placement tests in reading, writing and mathematics. Students who do not place into English W131 and into Math 111 and/or students whose reading scores indicate the need for coursework

in reading, must take refresher courses to meet the English, mathematics and/or reading requirements. These refresher courses will not count toward the degree but will count toward the student's standing as a part-time or full-time degree seeking student.

(2) Transfer Students

If you enrolled at any post-secondary school after leaving high school, you are considered a transfer student. We will examine your college transcripts including courses completed and grades earned. Your high school record will be examined for academic units and will play a role if you have less than sophomore standing or your college work is below our requirements.

Required Credentials

a) Official high school transcript showing all work beginning with ninth grade.

b) GED score results if you left school before graduation or if your high school is not accredited by a state or regional accrediting agency or by the State of Indiana.

c) Official ACT or SAT test results. You must present test results if your high school class graduated within the past two years.

d) Official transcripts from all colleges, business and vocational schools that you have attended.

(An official copy is one that has the embossed or raised seal of the school.) Grade reports, fax copies, and photocopies are NOT acceptable.

IUPUI Admissions Standards for Transfer Students

The University general admission standards require both a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) on a 4.0 scale and a 2.0 for the last semester of enrollment*. (If enrollment restrictions are in place, then non-residents must have a 2.5 GPA).

If you have completed 25 or fewer transferable semester hours, your high school record must meet IUPUI beginning student admission requirements.

If you have not completed transferrable courses in freshmen composition and mathematics,

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you must schedule IUPUI placement tests. Information is included with your admission letter.

Admission into some schools requires completion of prerequisites and in some cases an interview and recommendations. Consult the viewbook or individual school bulletins for details.

*If you have less than the minimum GPA or you have been dismissed from another college or university, you must be out of school for one full semester (excluding summers) before becoming eligible for admission consideration. If you have been dismissed twice, you must be out of school for two full semesters.

Transient (Visiting) Students

If you are working on a degree from another institution and wish to take courses at IUPUI, apply as a transient student. (You are responsible for verifying that your home institution will accept the course credits.) Your permission to enroll is for one term; however, an admissions counselor can authorize enrollment for additional terms if you are completing your final courses for a degree or if you are in the area on an internship or co-op program.

You are not eligible for financial aid as a transient student.

If you wish to enroll in mathematics or English courses, you must either have completed a transferable (non remedial) college course in that academic area or complete the IUPUI placement tests. If the course at IUPUI has prerequisites, you must provide a full transcript to the IUPUI academic adviser who will authorize your registration in the course.

Required Credentials and Qualifications

a) Must be a current college student (enrolled within the last 12 months). If you have not enrolled within the past 12 months, provide a letter of readmission from your home institution.

b) Provide a photocopy of most recent grade report or transcript.

c) Have a cumulative grade point of at least a 2.0 on 4.0 scale.

d) For high school seniors who have graduated and wish summer school

enrollment before attending another college, provide a copy of the acceptance letter from other college and a copy of the high school record. You must meet all IUPUI admission requirements for beginning students.

Temporary Students

If you are sponsored by your employer to enroll in a specific IUPUI course or you wish to take a course for self-enrichment, you may apply as a temporary student. You are strongly encouraged to discuss your plans and previous education with an admissions counselor before filing an application. If you have interrupted your education for three or more years and need additional time to complete your application for a degree program, you may request consideration for temporary student status. Permission to enroll is usually for one term.

You are not eligible for financial aid as a temporary student.

If you wish to enroll in mathematics or English courses, you must either have completed a transferable (non remedial) college course in that academic area or complete the IUPUI placement tests.

Required Credentials and Qualification

a) You must be 21 or older.

b) If you never attended college, you must be a high school graduate or have a GED and provide a photocopy of your diploma, high school transcript, or GED results.

c) If you previously attended college, you must not have enrolled anywhere for the past 12 months and provide photocopies of grade reports or a college transcript.

d) If you are being sponsored by an employer and you are not able to obtain the above documents, you may submit a letter of sponsorship from your employer.

IUPUI Forgiveness Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish an effective way to encourage capable, mature students to return to IUPUI when they have achieved poorly during an earlier attempt at higher education within Indiana University. The spirit of the policy is to provide a fresh

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start for Indiana University students in the same way accorded to students who transfer into IUPUI from other universities.

1. The IUPUI Forgiveness Policy applies to former IU students pursuing a first undergraduate degree who have been away from the IU system and have not attended any other college or university, including any campus of IU, for a minimum of the last three years. Each school may set a longer minimum if it so chooses. This policy first becomes available to students returning to IUPUI in the Fall of 1996.

2. Schools retain the right to grant forgiveness to their degree-candidates. Consequently, students must confer with each school about its specific policy. If a student changes schools, the new school may choose not to honor forgiveness granted by the student's previous school and may choose to count all courses and grades for purposes of admission to the school, granting of honors, or of meeting the minimum grade point average (GPA) required for conferral of the degree; the cumulative GPA would thus once again include all courses previously forgiven.

3. Students must make application for invocation of the policy upon application for admission to a degree-granting unit. If the student has not yet been admitted to a degree-granting unit, the student should submit a notification of intent to petition for academic forgiveness as part of the academic advising process.

4. The school will evaluate the student's transcript. If the petition is approved, all courses taken previously will remain on the permanent record. Only courses with grades of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, P, and S may be counted toward degree completion, though the value of these grades will not be calculated in the student's cumulative GPA. The school may establish guidelines which define a GPA threshold above which a student may not petition for forgiveness.

5. If the petition is approved, the student starts with a recalculated cumulative GPA of 0.00 after which all the rules of academic probation and dismissal for the school will apply. After approval, the student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours on the IUPUI campus after his/her return in order to meet the graduation residency requirement.

6. If the petition is approved, the dean of the school granting the petition has the authority to impose stipulations or conditions for continued enrollment of the student and may delegate to readmission committees or other administrative officers authority in these matters.

7. Forgiveness may be invoked only once. The policy is not available to a student pursuing a degree after a first baccalaureate degree, regardless of the level of the second degree or where the first degree was awarded.

8. Invocation of the forgiveness option does not preclude a student from using other available course-specific grade replacement options for work taken subsequent to re-enrollment.

9. Forgiveness is only available for courses taken at Indiana University. Schools retain the right to consider records of performance from other universities in determining admission to the school, granting of honors, or other matters.

IUPUI Faculty Council (11/23/93)

Student Affairs Committee (1/24/94)

Academic Affairs Committee (1/24/94)

Academic Policies and Procedures Committee (10/13/95)

Dean of the Faculties (10/26/95)

Academic Affairs Committee - approved clarified language (2/13/97)

Academic Policies and Procedures Committee - clarified language (2/21/97)

Dean of the Faculties (3/31/97)

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Grade Replacement Policy

The purpose of this policy is to allow students who have done poorly in a course to repeat the course and remove the weight of the earlier grade from the student's cumulative grade point average. The committee sees this policy as an expansion of the current FX policy by extending the replacement option to courses in which students receive any grade rather than just grades of F. Schools retain the right to consider the student's complete academic record for purposes of admission to the school, granting of honors, or in meeting the minimum GPA required for conferral of the degree.

1. The effective date is the beginning of the Fall 1996 semester. Any course being used to replace an earlier taking of the course must be taken in the Fall of 1996 or later.

2. The provisions apply to students pursuing an undergraduate degree only.

3. A student may exercise the grade replacement policy for a maximum of 15 credit hours. The 15 credit hour limit includes any course previously replaced using the FX policy.

4. Grade replacement replaces use of the FX option. Grades previously granted FX will be honored subject to #3 above.

5. A student may exercise the grade replacement policy no more than two times for a single course. Each attempted replacement will count towards the 15 credit limit.

6. Once invoked, a student may not subsequently request reversal of the grade replacement granted to a particular course.

7. Any grade may be replaced. The replaced grade will then be excluded from the cumulative grade point average. However, the course listing and the replaced grade will remain on the student's academic record with an "X" denoting that the grade is excluded from the cumulative grade point average.

8. Invocation of the forgiveness option does not preclude a student from using grade replacement for work taken

subsequent to re-enrollment as defined by the Forgiveness Policy.

Grade replacement is available only for courses taken at Indiana University. Schools retain the right to consider records of performance from other universities in determining admission to the school, granting of honors, etc. [Note: This assumes that if the student's initial course was taken on another IU campus, that campus is willing to place the replacement flag on the course at our request.]

Approved by Academic Affairs Committee, November 17, 1995

Approved by Academic Policies and Procedures Committee with the stipulation that academic units will interpret as appropriate for their unit or not implement if it is not applicable and in concert with their requirements, February 8, 1996

Approved by IUPUI Faculty Council, December 5, 1996

Final Examinations

Final examinations are given in all courses except those in which the instructor decides an examination is not necessary.

Except for practical tests at the end of laboratory periods, written assignments (term papers, reports) and formal tests shall not be required in the week before the formal final examination period. Papers or projects may be due during this week only when assigned well in advance.

This policy is intended to allow students to make the best use of their time in preparing for final examinations and is printed along with the exam schedule in the Schedule of Classes. The policy covers all types of examinations, including "early" finals as well as tests covering material from the last part of the semester. The only exception to this are approved common final examinations which, due to limited space availability, may begin the weekend before the last day of classes.

Final examination conflicts should be resolved with the course instructors. Students should consult the final exam schedule early in the semester to discover problems such as more than three exams in one day or insufficient

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dent asks to have it taken off, may be filed with the Office of the Registrar. Names, dates of attendance, enrollment status, and degree(s) received cannot be restricted.

IUPUI Sexual Harassment Policies

Statement from IUPUI Administration

As an institution of higher learning, we have a special obligation to not only follow the letter of the laws that protect our individual rights and human dignity but also to champion the spirit of the laws. Periodically, we must reaffirm the fundamental ethics and values that form the groundwork for the university climate we wish to maintain.

Among those values is fostering a climate of civility and mutual respect regardless of race, gender, age, or status in the institution. Our institutional ethic demands that we foster the best possible environment for doing our work as educators, learners, and supporters of the educational process. Freedom from sexual harassment is essential to preserving that environment. In an atmosphere of fear or emotional discomfort, staff and faculty will find their work more difficult, and our students will not do as well in their studies. Such an atmosphere is not in keeping with our institutional valuesor our academic purposesand will not be tolerated at IUPUI.

It is the responsibility of the entire campus community to establish a climate of trust in which such incidents do not occur. To that end, we ask that deans and administrative officers review unit policies and practices to ensure that appropriate action is taken to stop unacceptable behavior. We encourage everyone to speak and act judiciously and with respect for one another.

At IUPUI, we take charges of sexual harassment very seriously and investigate thoroughly and confidentially. The Affirmative Action Office carries forward all formal complaints fairly and expeditiously, according to the provisions of the IUPUI Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure, which follows.

time to cover the distance between successive exams.

The Final Exam Schedule is established to limit potential conflicts in a student's final exam schedule. If an exam is given, it must be held on the day and time set in the final exam schedule. If the exam time is changed by the instructor, and that change creates conflicts for a student, he/she should first consult with the instructor. If the problem is not resolved he/she should report the change to the instructor's department chairperson. If the problem is not resolved at that level, the student should contact the chairperson's dean or director. If the conflict is not resolved at that level the student may contact the Office of the Dean of the Faculties. An instructor giving a final examination before the final exam period should be reported in the same way.

Check the current Schedule of Classes and Student Academic Information for changes in this information.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Faculty must foster the intellectual honesty as well as the intellectual development of their students. Should faculty detect signs of cheating and/or plagiarism, they are obligated to investigate, to take appropriate action, and to report the matter to the Dean of Student Affairs (or appropriate administrator of student services). The general principles and policy relating to cheating and plagiarism can be found in the IU Academic Handbook and in the IU Code of Student Ethics.

Student Records: Release of Public Information

The following student information maintained in the Office of the Registrar is considered public and will be released upon request for individual students: Name, address, affirmation of current enrollment, full- or part-time status, class standing, dates of previous enrollment, and degree received. If a student does not want all or some of the information released to any person other than IUPUI faculty or staff, a restrainer applicable until the stu

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The Affirmative Action Office is also an excellent resource for information, advice, and training on how to recognize and eliminate offensive behaviors. At a university as diverse as ours, with students, faculty, and staff from many different ethnic, religious, cultural, and social backgrounds, we realize that misunderstandings and miscommunications can and do occur. We encourage you to contact the Affirmative Action Office with any questions you may have.

IUPUI Sexual Harassment Policy & Complaint Procedure

Sexual harassment is against the law. It is prohibited in the University community by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Indiana Civil Rights Law. Moreover, "Guidelines on Sexual Harassment," published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1980, and case law developing in the courts continue to define and refine what constitutes sexual harassment; what responsibilities attach to perpetrators, employers, and supervisors; and what remedies are available to victims.

IUPUI Policy Applies To:

University faculty, staff and students.


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) does not tolerate sexual harassment of students, employees, or guests of the University and responds to every complaint, providing proper remediation when harassment is determined.

This policy serves to support the University's commitments to the principles of equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons and to positive action toward the elimination of discrimination in all aspects of university life.


All members of the University community, including employees, students and guests have the right to raise the issue of harassment, and are protected by faculty and staff personnel policies, student codes and the University's Equal Opportunity Policy. Sexual harassment can be a grievous action having serious and

far-reaching effects on the careers and lives of individuals. False accusations can have a similar impact. Thus a charge of sexual harassment is not to be taken lightly by a charging party, a respondent, or any other member of the University community.

Sexual harassment is a specific form of sex discrimination. This form of discrimination usually occurs when the power inherent in a faculty member's or supervisor's relationship to his or her students or subordinates is unfairly exploited. While sexual harassment most often takes place in a situation of power differential between persons involved, this Policy recognizes also that sexual harassment may occur between persons of the same University status, i.e., student-student, faculty-faculty or staff-staff.

The University's mission is promoted by professionalism in faculty-student and supervisor-employee relationships. Professionalism is fostered by an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect which is diminished when those in positions of authority abuse or appear to abuse their power. Consenting amorous or sexual relationships between faculty members and students for whom they have professional responsibility (either instructional or non-instructional) are viewed as violations of the University's "Code of Academic Ethics." While not expressly forbidden, such relationships between supervisors and employees are deemed very unwise and can lead to charges of sexual harassment.

The Affirmative Action Office (AAO) is vested with the responsibility to ensure University compliance with this Policy. In the performance of that responsibility, the AAO serves the University in the following manner. The AAO provides information, education, and training on University policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment; serves as a resource to those who may be affected by sexual harassment, investigates and resolves all complaints of sexual harassment, and undertakes action necessary to eliminate offensive behavior. Justice requires that the rights and concerns of both the complainant and respondent be fully assured. The AAO makes every effort to protect these rights, and to assure that no action is undertaken that threatens or compromises them.

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Prevention is the best tool for the elimination of sexual harassment. Each dean, director, department chairperson and/or administrative officer is responsible within his/her area of jurisdiction for the implementation, dissemination, and explanation of this policy. It is the obligation of each faculty, staff, or student member of the University to adhere to this Policy.


In accordance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines, the "IUPUI Sexual Harassment Policy" defines sexual harassment as follows:

Unwelcome sexual advancesrequests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual natureconstitute sexual harassment when:

1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment or education, or

2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual, or

3. Such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.


Many types of conduct, stemming from unwanted sexual attention, may constitute sexual harassment. Following are some illustrations of the range of behaviors characteristic of sexual harassment.

· Unwanted propositions for sexual favors, particularly when accompanied by threats of retaliation or promises of special consideration;

· Physical assault;

· Unwanted propositions or invitations for dates;

· Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, anecdotes, pictures or graffiti;

· Direct or implied threats that submission to sexual advances will be a condition of employment, work status, promotion, grades, or letters of recommendation;

· Offensive gender-based personal remarks, including verbal, written, graphic, computer generated or e-mail communications;

· Unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person's body; or

· Patterns of conduct causing the person to whom it is directed to feel humiliated, demeaned or uncomfortable, including remarks of a sexual nature about a person's clothing or body, remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience.

Complaint Procedures:

Within a reasonable time, faculty, staff, or students who believe that they have been sexually harassed should notify either their supervisor, an academic or student services dean or official, and/or the affirmative action officer. Complaints received by administrators or supervisors should be forwarded to the Affirmative Action Office for investigation and resolution. The affirmative action officer can be contacted in the Administration Building (AO127), 355 N. Lansing Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, VOICE (317) 274-2306 or TDD (317) 278-2200.

Within fourteen days of receipt of a formal written complaint, the Affirmative Action Officer shall proceed with conducting an investigation of the complaint for the purpose of effecting a resolution. Because of the sensitive and discriminatory nature of charges of sexual harassment, complaint procedures will observe the following principles and guidelines:

1. A direct personal interview will be held with the complainant or victim for the purposes of completing a "Formal Complaint Form," and to gather specific information detailing the nature of the allegations.

2. Efforts will be made to restrict information regarding complaints to the

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sion. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to have others present during any proceeding. The outcome of the proceedings will be provided to both the accuser and the accused for any proceedings where sexual assault is alleged.

The University will attempt to assist with victim requested changes in academic or university housing situations whenever reasonably possible.

If you feel you are being sexually harassed, contact the IUPUI Affirmation Action Office. The Affirmative Action Office responds to every complaint, providing proper remediation when harassment is determined.

Counseling and Psychological Services and the IUPUI Police Department both present programs on the topic of sexual assault and acquaintance rape. The Affirmative Action Office offers programs on the topic of sexual harassment. Information on sexual harassment can be found in the Student Code of Ethics ( Click on "Academics."), the Employee Handbook, or directly from the Affirmative Action Office. Any groups wishing to schedule a program can contact these departments for more information. There are several departments on the IUPUI campus that can provide for assistance and counseling for the victims of sexual assaults and sexual harassment. Any of the following departments will assist victims in receiving police, medical, or psychological assistance as needed.

Affirmative Action Office 274-2306

Counseling and Psychological Services 274-2548

IUPUI Police Department 274-7911

Student Employee Health Service 274-8214

The following are resources for victims
of sexual assault within the
Indianapolis area:

Julian Center 545-1970

Recovery Rape Support Group Inc. 579-3046

Salvation Army Social Service Center 637-5551

Sex Offenders Screening Policy

It is the policy of IUPUI that no prospective or current faculty or academic appointee, including both full- and part-time people, who

complainant, the accused party, and those persons directly involved in the resolution of the matter.

3. All records, memoranda, correspondence, and other information/materials related to complaint investigations conducted by the IUPUI Affirmative Action Office shall be retained for a period of no less than three years.

4. Complaint investigations will be conducted as promptly as possible, and the results will be reported in writing to the complainant and those persons party to the resolution of the matter.

5. If a complaint is found to be valid, action will be taken through appropriate channels of the University to rectify the situation and to reasonably ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future. University complaint channels for appeal will be opened to the complainant or the accused party.

6. University policy prohibits retaliation against an individual because of the filing of a complaint, or cooperating with a complaint investigation. Such incidents will be considered seriously and action will be taken expeditiously to prevent such conduct.

Revised: February, 1995

Sexual Assault and Harassment
Complaint Information:

If you are the victim of a sexual assault, get help as soon as possible. If you are physically injured, seek medical treatment immediately. Contact the police to report the incident. It is important to preserve any evidence of the crime to assist with the investigation. You should not wash or change clothes if possible before being examined at a medical facility. Even if the crime did not occur on university property, the IUPUI Police can assist you in contacting the law enforcement agency where the crime occurred.

In addition to criminal prosecution, if the offense involves another student, disciplinary action may be initiated within the University. Sanctions may include required counseling, temporary dismissal, or expul

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higher education. Our broad range of programs, built on the extraordinary strengths of the Medical Center, our interdisciplinary centers of excellence, our role as intellectual point of concourse between the residential campuses in West Lafayette and Bloomington, our superb center city location, our partnership with the larger community, our atmosphere of collegiality, and the positive, supportive relationships we have among students and employees, all contribute to our vast potential.

One aspect of this potential is the goal of helping Indianapolis, as a city, become a new model for full participation of all groups, particularly those which have been historically under-represented in all of society's benefits. We will contribute to achieving this goal primarily through our education programs, as we encourage greater numbers of urban residents to earn degrees and study at the most advanced levels. But we will also contribute by encouraging the growth of minority business enterprises through our purchasing programs and setting an example for the community through our employment practices.

Indiana University has an equal opportunity/affirmative action policy that derives from a series of resolutions adopted by the Trustees of Indiana University beginning in 1969. On October 28, 1995, the Trustees passed a unanimous resolution that stated: "In reaffirming this policy, which has served us well, we must advocate and perpetuate performance which reflects this commitment. We must and will hold ourselves accountable for our decision and action."

Each year IUPUI reaffirms its commitment to this policy and to observing requirements embodied in federal and state laws, executive orders, guidelines, and regulations designed to promote affirmative action toward achieving equal opportunity. As part of that reaffirmation, we expect deans, directors, and others who have administrative responsibility and authority to carry out the policies of the trustees and to pursue our shared goals of full participation with enthusiasm. In addition, individual employees are to perform their duties in a manner that clearly reflects the principle of equal opportunity and that creates a supportive atmosphere. We must not merely

has been convicted of sex offenses against children shall be eligible for employment in positions or capacities in certain programs. Schools are responsible for the identification of these affected programs.

IUPUI Alcohol and Drug Policies

The University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or being under the influence of controlled substances or alcohol on university property or in the course of university activities. For further information, the IUPUI class schedule can be consulted for the Drug-Free Campus Policy for Students or Human Resources Administration can be contacted for information on the Indiana University Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Policy for employees. The IUPUI Police Department enforces all state and federal laws pertaining to alcohol and illegal drugs, including the state underage drinking laws.

The University provides training to recognize employees in need of assistance, to provide basic assistance, and/or to facilitate referrals to community resources offering assistance. The following is a partial list of offices that can facilitate assistance or referrals. The Drug-Free Campus Policy for Students provides a more complete list of referral sources within the metropolitan area.

Student Activities 274-3931

Student Affairs 274-2546

Counseling and Psychological Services 274-2548

Human Resources Administration 274-8931

IU Employee Assistance Services Plan 1-888-IUEAP

For further information contact:

Indiana University Police Department, Indianapolis Division

430 N. University Boulevard

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5184

317 274-2058 (Voice), 317 274-1387 (TDD)

For Emergencies (Voice and TDD) 274-7911

Equal Opportunity Policy

IUPUI is a special place, for a variety of reasons. We are blessed with many attributes that are helping us become a new national model in

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the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Together, they require equal treatment of persons with disabilities in employment, public services and transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications services, and include an obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities.

Accordingly, it is the policy of IUPUI that no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of University services, programs, or activities. Moreover, no qualified individual with a disability shall be discriminated against because of the disability with regard to job application procedures, hiring or discharge, compensation, advancement, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Reasonable Accommodations

Responsibility for coordinating IUPUI's compliance with these laws, and with related University policies and procedures, resides with the Affirmative Action Officer. Additional information and guidance on providing reasonable accomodations to individuals with disabilities may be found in the "IUPUI Disability Accommodation Procedures" booklet, published in July 1995. This document gives an overview of the University's obligations, summarizes the process, and assigns responsibilities for providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities at IUPUI. These procedures cover accommodations for (a) job applicants, (b) full time and part time employees, both academic and non-academic, and (c) members of the public who participate in campus sponsored programs or patronize public facilities and services at IUPUI. Students with disabilities are assisted by the Adaptive Educational Services office.

Complaint Procedures

Individuals who have complaints regarding the University's compliance with particular provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, should contact the Affirmative Action Officer. Complaints will be promptly acknowledged and investigated with the purpose of equitable

tolerate but celebrate differences among us and maintain an attitude of cooperation and collegiality in every aspect of university life.

Specifically, our policy at IUPUI prohibits discrimination against anyone for reasons of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or status as Vietnam-era or special disabled veterans. We will continue to promote and provide equal opportunity in education and training programs, employment, admissions, and all other activities for faculty, staff, and students. All personnel actions, such as compensation and fringe benefits, transfer, promotion, training for employees, as well as all university-sponsored social and recreational programs, will be administered in accordance with our equal opportunity policies. (The provisions of this policy prohibiting discrimination shall not be construed to change the definition of spouse or dependent in an employee benefit plan.)

I have assigned responsibility for communicating, interpreting, and monitoring this equal opportunity policy to Lillian Charleston, who directs the Affirmative Action Office at IUPUI. This office maintains a comprehensive program which has been accepted by all relevant agencies of the federal government. The Affirmative Action Office is located in the Administration Building, 355 North Lansing Street, Room 127. For copies of the official university policies, for information on these policies, or for complaint procedures, call (317) 274-2306.

Memorandum to IUPUI Faculty, Staff, and Students from Chancellor Gerald L. Bepko on February 1, 1996.

Policy Regarding People
With Disabilities


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is committed to the spirit and letter of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These laws provide a clear and comprehensive mandate for

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resolution. The Affirmative Action Office is located in the Administration Building, 355 North Lansing Street, Room 127. Voice: (317) 274-2306, TDD: (317) 278-2200.

IUPUI Smoking Policy

Preface: The smoking policy of IUPUI has been rewritten in light of new information about smoking and health issues. It has been generally accepted for many years that smoking damages the health of the smoker by increasing the risk of cancer, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease. During the past decade medical research has also demonstrated that involuntary smoking (passive smoking) is hazardous to health. Specifically, involuntary smoking has been shown to increase the rise of lung cancer in non-smokers. According to the 1986 Report of the Surgeon General, "The scientific case against involuntary smoking as a health risk is more than sufficient to justify appropriate remedial action, and the goal of any remedial action must be to protect the nonsmoker from environmental tobacco smoke." The same opinion has been rendered by the National Academy of Sciences, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and other national organizations around the world.

In writing the smoking policy for IUPUI other important information about environmental tobacco smoke has been considered. Because of the small size of smoke particles, they diffuse throughout room air rapidly and are not easily eliminated by standard filtering systems. Studies have shown that simple separation of smokers and non-smokers on opposite sides of a room is an inadequate measure.

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is twofold: one, to preserve as much as possible the individual's right of choice in the matter of smoking, and two, to protect the communal air on the IUPUI campuses in order to provide a healthy and comfortable environment in which IUPUI students, employees and visitors can safely pursue their goals.

Applicability and scope: This directive is policy for all areas of the IUPUI campuses. The policy is directed to all faculty, librarians, staff, students and visitors, including patients.

Designation of smoking-permitted areas: Smoking of tobacco products will be permitted in IUPUI buildings only to the extent that it does not endanger life or property or risk impairing the health of non-smokers.

1. Smoking will be prohibited in auditoriums, libraries, classrooms, conference rooms, communal offices, hallways, stairwells, elevators, restrooms, cafeterias, vending canteen areas, non-smoking lounges, patient care and service areas, laboratories and all work areas except for private offices.

2. Smoking will be permitted only in properly ventilated private offices and in properly ventilated designated smoking areas.

3. Out of courtesy occupants of private offices should refrain from smoking in the office when a non-smoking student, employee, or visitor is present.

4. It is suggested that smoking be curtailed in private offices that contain computers that are University property.

5. Each building or set of buildings will have one or more designated, physically separated smoking areas, the number, size, and location of which will be adequate to accommodate comfortably during work-breaks and mealtimes the number of smokers wishing to use them. The smoking areas will be furnished as well and maintained as well as the rest of the building. These rooms will be well-ventilated, preferably with air exhaust vented to the outside so that smoke particles are not recirculated throughout the entire building.

6. Smoking is prohibited in IU vehicles when non-smokers are also present in the same car, van, bus, or truck.

7. "No Smoking" signs will be prominently displayed, and ashtrays will not be permitted in areas where smoking is prohibited. The official in charge of each building shall post conspicuously signs that read "Smoking is Prohibited by State Law Except in Desig

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