2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
the university’s attention. Generally, CIU jurisdiction and discipline shall
extend to all conduct, whether on or off university premises, that adversely
affects the university community and the pursuit of its objectives. The
dean of Student Life shall decide whether any particular case involving
off-campus or out-of-term behavior merits consideration; that is, whether
the alleged behavior so adversely affects the university community and the
pursuit of its objectives that disciplinary action should be instituted.
B. A Student Review Committee has been established to respond to violations
of the CIU Student Handbook (hereafter called “Community Standards”).
The committee is comprised of three faculty members and four current
students and is chaired by the associate dean for Student Life. A minimum
of five committee members must be present at each meeting.
C. The dean of Student Life, or designee, will serve as advisor to the Student
Review Committee. The advisor manages the disciplinary process and
ensures that it is in keeping with university policy. The advisor does not
make determinations nor impose sanctions.
D. Academic matters involving academic integrity, cheating, plagiarism, etc.,
are under the jurisdiction of the faculties and the deans of the various
colleges. Further, this Student Life Disciplinary Process is not intended
to respond to violations of professional standards in the professional
schools of counseling and education. However, behavior that violates
the Community Standards may also be in violation of academic and
professional standards. Thus, students may be found in violation of the
Community Standards and may also be found, by their respective faculties
and deans, to be in violation of academic and professional standards.
Residence Life matters involving behaviors in the halls as outlined in
the Residence Life Handbook are under the jurisdiction of the director
of Residence Life. The director may refer students to the advisor (see C.
above) for behaviors that also violate the Community Standards.
A mediator may be designated by the dean of Student Life to mediate
disputes within the student community in cases which do not involve a
violation of the Community Standards or in cases that are best addressed
through mediation. All parties must agree to mediation. Issues may be
resolved without a hearing on a basis acceptable to the dean of Student
Life if all parties involved consent to such a process. If the issues cannot
be resolved by mutual consent, the dean of Student Life shall refer the
matter to the Student Review Committee. The decision to pursue matters
through the disciplinary system ultimately lies with the dean of Student
Life on behalf of the university or with the student complainant in some
III. Disciplinary Measures
Disciplinary measures that may be imposed:
Various fines may be issued for damage to campus or residence halls, or for