Mission, Guiding Principles, and Student Learning Outcomes

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Student Conduct at Iowa State University is to uphold and enforce the Student Code of Conduct while providing educational opportunities for students to learn and be accountable for their actions. While ensuring compliance with university policies, our office is dedicated to maintaining a campus environment that is conducive to the academic and personal growth and success of all students. Through a fair and transparent process, we aim to promote accountability and responsible behavior, ethical decision-making, and a commitment to community standards, fostering an environment where all students can thrive academically and personally, as aligned with the mission and goals of the University and Division of Student Affairs.

Guiding Principles

The student conduct process balances the needs and rights of students with the needs and expectations of the University and larger community. The student conduct process addresses allegations of misconduct through a continuum from informal responses to formal adjudication. Students are treated with care and respect while being afforded the opportunity to share their experience and perspective and receive an objective and fair process. Sanctions and interventions are designed to be educational and restorative in nature, promoting the University’s mission, and the Principles of Community.

Iowa State University students are responsible for knowing the information, policies and procedures outlined in Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect.

Learning Outcomes for students engaging with the Office of Student Conduct

  • Students will articulate awareness of the Student Code of Conduct, which outlines student behavioral expectations.
  • Students will be able to articulate their understanding of the student disciplinary process.
  • Students will be able to describe the implications of misconduct on themselves and others.
  • Students will be able to articulate incongruence between their values and their decision-making.
  • Students will be able to identify resources available to them to promote future success.
  • Students will be able to articulate strategies or skills they can use to avoid future violation of the Student Code of Conduct.