Student Handbook / Code of Conduct
The Student Handbook is intended to inform the Illinois Wesleyan University community
about policies and procedures concerning students. It consolidates information from
many sources on topics ranging from academic processes to University services. It
seeks to assist in the orientation of new students and to provide all students with
an up-to-date reference on significant matters relating to University life.
In order to preserve the rights of individuals, groups, and the University, it is
essential that all students are aware of all institutional policies and regulations.
It is the responsibility of each student to be knowledgeable with the contents of
this Handbook. For their own benefit, students are urged to familiarize themselves
with all relevant portions of the Student Handbook and ask for clarification of any
information by contacting the Dean of Students Office.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion,
sex, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, disability, or national
origin in its admissions policies, educational programs and activities, or employment
policies. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy should be directed to
the Office of the President, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington,
Illinois Wesleyan expressly recognizes the requirements of Title IX legislation. Title
IX complaints should be reported to the University's Title IX Coordinator, who is
Cindy Lotz, Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator (Holmes Hall 211, 309-556-35365,
Illinois Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission
or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The Vice
President for Business and Finance, the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of
Students, and the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Standards are designated
by the University to coordinate all efforts to comply with Section 504 and its implementing
regulation 34 C.F.R. Part 104 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All questions should
be directed to the University compliance coordinators indicated above.
The programs, policies and regulations contained in this handbook are subject to change
without prior notice, and the University specifically reserves the right to make whatever
changes may be necessary at any time. It is the policy of Illinois Wesleyan, however,
to give such notice of planned changes as will ensure adjustment without undue inconvenience.
Toward this end, substantial changes are usually made effective only at the beginning
of a term. Inquiries in regard to policy changes which are not published or which
are pending should be addressed to the Office of the President.
The Provost and Dean of the Faculty is open to student complaints or suggestions concerning
the quality of academic courses and programs, the performance of faculty members,
the effectiveness of other aspects of academic administration (facilities, records,
the calendar, standards, etc.). Students should first bring such concerns to the attention
of the department, school, or program head. If a satisfactory resolution to the concern
is not possible, then students may submit their concerns to the Provost and Dean of
the Faculty in writing or arrange a conference. Confidentiality of such communications
will be strictly maintained on a need-to-know basis to prevent fear of reprisals by
those subjected to criticism unless the student gives explicit permission for the
information and/or his or her name to be used.
Division of Student Affairs Programs and Personnel
The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students is very interested in hearing
student complaints or suggestions about University policies in the following areas:
Career Center, Counseling and Consultation Services, Diversity and Inclusion, the
Hansen Student Center, Health Services, Residential Life, Campus Safety, and Student
Involvement. The Dean also is open to comments concerning the performance of staff
members in these areas. Students may submit their concerns in writing or through a
personal conversation. All such contacts are held in the strictest confidence as regulated
by Federal guidelines and long-standing University practice. Names are used only with
the student's written permission.
The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students and Director of Human Resources
are open to student complaints or suggestions regarding the performance of non-faculty
University employees. Students may make such complaints in writing or through personal
conversation. The Dean of Students Office is authorized to adjudicate or mediate disputes
between students and non-faculty employees in cooperation with Human Resources. Confidentiality
of such communication will be strictly maintained on a need-to-know and timely basis
to prevent fear of reprisals by those subjected to criticism.
The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students and Director Human Resources
are open to student complaints or suggestions regarding the performance of individuals
or business representatives who provide a service to the University. Students may
make such complaints in writing or through personal conversation with the Dean of
Students Office or Human Resources. Confidentiality of such communication will be
strictly maintained on a need-to-know basis. Timely investigations will ensue, and
the complainant will be fully informed of its progress.
Medical Amnesty Policy
- The health and safety of members of the Illinois Wesleyan University community is
a primary concern.
- Students need to seek immediate medical attention for themselves or others when someone's
health and/or safety is at risk.
- Students may be reluctant to seek assistance for themselves or someone else for fear
of facing consequences from IWU for policy violations.
- IWU seeks to remove barriers that prevent students from seeking the medical attention
Note: This Policy only provides amnesty from violations of the Illinois Wesleyan's
Alcohol Policy and Substance Policy. It does not grant amnesty for criminal, civil,
or legal consequences for violations of Federal, State, or Local law. The Protections
of this Medical Amnesty will not apply to violations that are egregious, in the sole
judgment of the Dean of Students or designee, including, but not limited to, hazing,
sexual misconduct, weapons possession, possession of drugs that induce incapacitation
(e.g. Rohypnol or other "date rape drugs"), and all drug offenses beyond mere possession.
- Students who seek emergency medical attention for themselves related to consumption
of alcohol or other drugs, or intoxication will not be charged with violations related
to that consumption of alcohol provided that the student subsequently meets with the
Associate Dean of Students. In that meeting, the Associate Dean will work with the
student to determine what, if any, appropriate educational program or counseling assessment
might be helpful to the student. Failure to schedule this meeting or complete required
educational or counseling program may result in judicial charges.
- Students who seek emergency medical attention for someone else will not be charged
with violations related to consumption of alcohol or other drugs, or intoxication,
provided that the student subsequently meets with the Associate Dean of Students.
In that meeting, the Associate Dean will work with the student to determine what,
if any, appropriate educational program or counseling assessment might be helpful
to the student. Failure to schedule this meeting may result in judicial charges.
- This policy only applies to individual students. In circumstances where a student
organization encounters a situation whereby one of their members or guests requires
emergency medical attention related to consumption of drugs or alcohol or intoxication,
the student organization is required to seek immediate medical assistance and remain
with the individual experiencing the medical emergency until medical assistance arrives.
In the event of such a scenario, the organization will be eligible to apply for medical
amnesty under this policy which will be granted under the sole discretion of the Dean
of Students or designee. If a representative of a student organization seeks medical
assistance, this act of responsibility may mitigate potential consequences for violations
of the Student Code of Conduct or other University policies that could arise against
the organization, i.e., the fact that an organization sought help will be favorably
considered in potential sanctioning for university policy violations.
- This policy applies only to those students who seek emergency medical assistance in
connection with an alcohol or drug-related medical emergency and does not apply to
individuals experiencing an alcohol or drug-related medical emergency who are found
by IWU employees. (i.e. University Police, Faculty, administrative staff, residence
- The Illinois Wesleyan University Medical Amnesty Policy is not intended to shield
or protect those students or organizations that repeatedly violate the Alcohol and
Substance Policy. In cases where repeated violations of the IWU Alcohol and Substance
Policy occur, IWU reserves the right to take judicial action on a case-by-case basis
regardless of the manner in which the incident was reported. Additionally, IWU reserves
the right to adjudicate any case in which the violations are egregious.
- Application of this policy does not preclude students and organizations from being
charged with other violations of the Student Code of Conduct or University policies
related to the incident (e.g., property damage, physical violence, disorderly conduct,
being in possession of false identification, etc.).
Purpose and Applicability
The purpose of this policy is to set forth Illinois Wesleyan University’s policy on
Board member, faculty, staff and student, disclosure of misconduct, including those
relating to accounting or auditing matters, and to protect Board members, faculty,
staff and students from retaliation in the form of an adverse employment and other
action for disclosing what the Board member, faculty, staff or student believes evidences
certain unlawful practices. This policy is applicable to all Board members, faculty,
staff and students of Illinois Wesleyan University.
Statement of Policy
It is the policy of the Illinois Wesleyan University that Board members, faculty,
staff or students shall be free without fear of retaliation to make known allegations
of alleged misconduct existing within Illinois Wesleyan University that he or she
reasonably believes constitutes the following: wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud,
or questionable accounting, internal controls, and auditing matters. It is further
the policy of the University that Board members, faculty, staff and students shall
be free without fear of retaliation to make known allegations of alleged misconduct
existing within Illinois Wesleyan University that he or she reasonably believes constitutes
a violation of the University’s stated policies, procedures or legal obligations.
A Board member, faculty, staff or student shall not take or refuse to take any employment
or other action in retaliation against any individual(s) or organization who discloses
information regarding misconduct under this policy or who, following such disclosure,
seeks a remedy provided under this policy or any law or other Illinois Wesleyan University’s
policy. Retaliation for disclosures made under this policy may result in suspension,
termination, removal from campus or any other action the University deems necessary.
Process for Disclosure
A faculty or staff member or student shall disclose all relevant information regarding
evidenced misconduct to the following designated intake officers, in accordance with
the subject matter of the disclosure:
||Provost and Dean of the Faculty
|Athletic Rules Violation
||Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
|Illegal/Unethical Business Practices Or
Financial Improprieties/Fraudulent Accounting (including but not limited to:
Wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud,
Securities fraud or questionable accounting, Internal controls, and auditing matters)
|Vice President for Business and Finance
||Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
||Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
||Vice President for Business and Finance
If the disclosure is by a Board member it shall be made to the Chair of the Business
Affairs Committee, unless the complaint involves the Chair of the Business Affairs
Committee, in which case the complaint shall be to the Chair of the Board.
Any disclosure shall be made in a signed written document within ninety (90) days
of the day on which the complainant knew or should have known of the misconduct.
- The intake officer shall consider the disclosure and take whatever action he or she
determines to be appropriate under the law and circumstances of the disclosure.
- In the case of disclosure of misconduct involving the designated intake officer, the
disclosure shall be directed to the University’s President. The President shall consider
the disclosure and take whatever action he or she determines to be appropriate under
the law and circumstances of the disclosure.
- In the case of disclosure of misconduct involving the President, the disclosure shall
be directed to the Chair of the Board of Trustees. The Chair of the Board of Trustees
shall consider the disclosure and take whatever action he or she determines to be
appropriate under the law and the circumstances of the disclosure.
- In the case of disclosure involving financial misconduct, the intake officer shall
also provide the disclosure to the Executive Committee for their review and consideration.
The Executive Committee shall have the authority to resolve the matter.
If the disclosure involves a member of the Board of Trustees, the disclosure should
be directed to the President of the University or Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Complaints of Retaliation
- If a Board member, faculty, staff or student believes that he or she has been retaliated
against in the form of an adverse employment or other action for disclosing information
regarding misconduct under this policy, he or she may file a written complaint requesting
an appropriate remedy.
- For purposes of this policy, an adverse employment action shall be defined as actions
including: discharge, demotion, suspension, being threatened or harassed, or in any
other manner discriminated against with respect to compensation, terms, conditions
or privileges of employment. Other adverse actions include: dismissing, suspending
or disciplining a student or changing or lowering a grade or evaluation of a student
or in any other manner negatively affecting the student’s academic career. This policy
does not prohibit an employment action or any other action that would have been taken
regardless of disclosure of information.
Process for Adjudication of Complaints Stemming From Disclosure
- A Board member, faculty, staff or student must file a complaint with the President
of the University* within ninety (90) days from the effective date of the adverse
employment action or from the date on which the Board member, faculty, staff or student
should reasonably have had knowledge of the adverse action.
- Complaints shall be filed in writing and shall include:
- Name and address of the complainant;
- Name and title of individual(s) against whom the complaint is made;
- The specific type(s) of adverse actions(s) taken;
- The specific date(s) on which the adverse actions(s) were taken;
- A clear and concise statement of the facts that form the basis of the complaint;
- A clear and concise statement of the complainant’s explanation of how his or her previous
disclosure of misconduct is related to the adverse employment or other action; and
- A clear and concise statement of the remedy sought by the complainant.
- Within sixty (60) calendar days of receipt of the complaint, the President of the
University shall consider the written complaint, shall conduct or have conducted an
investigation which, in his or her judgment, is consistent with the circumstances
of the complaint and disclosure, and shall provide the complainant with a determination
regarding the complaint.
- The determination shall be in writing and shall include the findings of fact, the
conclusions of the investigation, and, if applicable, a specific and timely remedy
consistent with the findings. The decision of the President of the University* shall
be final (or the Chair of the Board of Trustees, if the complaint involves the President
of the University).
Student Code of Conduct
The standards articulated in the Student Code of Conduct construct and maintain a
community that is safe, support an educational focus, and provides for just and equitable
interactions among all students. Its administration is an intentional process with
the goal of fostering students' intellectual, social, ethical and personal development.
Code violations are broadly divided into three areas: violations of responsibilities
to self, to others, and to our Illinois Wesleyan community. While an Illinois Wesleyan
student, these standards apply to you on and off campus and in virtual spaces. Students
are expected to be cognizant and observant of all University policies, local ordinances,
and state laws.
Although our philosophy on the impact of violations fits into three categories, violations
of responsibilities to self, others, and the IWU community, we understand these categories
are often blended as violations can impact multiple facets of our community.
Please also review Residence Hall Policies for further information about expectations within our community living.
Section A: Abuse of the University Judicial Process
Violations include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to respond to the summons of a judicial body or university official.
- Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a judicial body.
- Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.
- Institution of a judicial proceeding knowingly without cause.
- Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial body prior to,
during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
- Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a judicial body
prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
- Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed by a judicial body.
- Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial
Section B: Alcohol
Click here to view Illinois Wesleyan University’s Philosophy Statement on Alcohol.
Each member of the Illinois Wesleyan University makes a personal decision whether
or not to drink alcohol. The choice to drink carries with it the obligation to drink
responsibly. Consuming alcoholic beverages in violation of the law and/or campus policy
is considered irresponsible use. People under the influence of alcohol will be held
responsible for their actions.
- Persons under the age of twenty-one (21) may not possess or consume alcoholic beverages
and may not host alcohol consumption in their residential spaces.
- Persons under the age of eighteen (18) may not attend a registered social event where
alcohol is being served
- No alcohol may be provided to a person under twenty-one (21) years of age.
- No individual will coerce a person(s) to drink alcohol or use other drugs.
- Beer, wine, and hard seltzers (15% or below ABV) are the only alcoholic beverages
permitted on campus. Please see the Social Event Planning website to learn about approved functions.
- The possession, consumption, and distribution of hard liquor/alcohol is prohibited.
- Engaging in activities, whether alcohol is present or not, that promote irresponsible
or high-risk drinking (e.g., drinking games, use of funnels, chugging contests, or
any means where alcohol is consumed as part of a competition) is prohibited.
- No individual person should present with overtoxication that endangers wellbeing and
- No open container, carrier, or cup of alcoholic beverage may be carried outside a
student’s assigned residential room or an approved social space. (e.g. University-sponsored,
registered/approve social events for student organizations, special events)
- Common-source alcohol containers (e.g., gallon cooler, kegs, boxed wine, etc.) are
- Production of alcohol and/or distribution to individuals under the age of twenty-one
(21) will not be permitted.
- No individual under the age of 21 should have or utilize a fake ID.
Section C: Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller-blades, and Hoverboards
- Bicycle riding, skateboarding or roller-blading and hoverboards, inside any building
at any time.
- Bicycles blocking entryways, doors, stairwell banisters, or handicap ramps. These
bikes will be picked up by Security. Parked bicycles should be locked at all times.
- Please note the Abandoned Bike Policy: www.iwu.edu/bikes/policy.html
- The use of hoverboards on campus is prohibited.
Section D: Careless Conduct
Careless conduct which creates an unnecessary risk of physical harm including, but
not limited to:
- Riding on the top of an elevator.
- Unauthorized use of fire escapes
- Climbing or rappelling from walls or physical structures.
- Unauthorized entry into campus steam tunnels, air handling ducts, plumbing, electrical,
or other utilities conduits.
- Unauthorized access to rooftops; closed sections of buildings including decorative/architectural
balconies and landings; closed building sites; or other restricted areas.
Section E: Discrimination, Harassment, and Intolerance
Illinois Wesleyan University does not tolerate harassment based on racial, ethnic,
gender, religious or other hostility. Such harassment is intolerable to all members
of the university community: faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and students. The University
will take appropriate disciplinary action against those found to have committed harassment,
up to and including dismissal from the university. It is defined as verbal, written,
or physical conduct which refers to race or which communicates slurs based on ethnicity,
sexual or religious orientation, or disabilities and where such conduct has the purpose
or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic, social or work-related
participation in the Illinois Wesleyan Community. Harassment can include, but is not
limited to, hostile or intimidating verbal or written statements or symbols, or physical
threats or intimidating conduct that adversely affect the mental or emotional health
of the individual or group. This definition of harassment specifically includes verbal
acts, which are intended to insult or stigmatize an individual or group of individuals
based on their race or color, their ethnicity, their sexual or religious orientation,
or a disability.
Specific examples of harassment include, but are not limited to, the following: Using
slurs, name-calling, creating derogatory graffiti, making offensive jokes, imitating
stereotypes in speech or mannerisms, displaying cartoons of stereotypes.
The University will consider as an aggravating factor in determining sanctions any
violation of law of this student code in which it can be shown that the accused intentionally
selected the person or target of the violation based upon race, and therefore may
impose harsher or additional sanctions and penalties.
A student should notify the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students' Office
following an incident of harassment, etc. Upon meeting with the student, the Dean
may complete an investigation and refer the incident to the All University Judiciary
Section F: Disturbance of the Peace
- Noise or action creating a nuisance in any academic, residential, campus building.
Section G: Illicit Drugs
Possession, manufacturing, use or distribution of any drug in violation of law. (e.g.
chemical stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, cannabis, narcotics, etc.)
- Illegal possession or use of prescription medications including the selling of prescribed
medication and or giving away of prescribed medication
- Possession of any items that are designed for the use of drugs (e.g. bowls, bongs,
grinders etc.) Any items fashioned for the purpose of facilitating drug use will also
be considered a violation of this policy.
- Hookahs are not allowed on campus.
Section H: Failure to Respond to or Comply with a University Official
- Failure to respond to or comply with a reasonable request by an authorized University
official, including failure of a student to present his/her university identification
card when requested by an authorized University official. Among those officials who
may request a student's identification are staff members from the following areas:
building desk reception workers, bookstore, dining hall, faculty members, library
staff, residence hall staff members, Campus Safety and any staff member within the
Division of Student Affairs. Upon request of the student questioned, the University
official must show identification and state the source of his/her authority.
Section I: Financial Obligations
Students not meeting financial obligations to the University are in violation of conduct
code. Students in violation have the right to appeal. Appeals should be sent to
the office from which the billing originated.
- Appeals of University charges related to tuition and fees or financial aid, must be
made in writing to the Business Office.
- Appeals of assessments, fees and bills originating from within the Division of Student
Affairs, with the exception of traffic/parking violations, must be made in writing
within 90 days of issuance.
- Traffic/parking appeals must be made to Campus Safety within 2 working days of issuance.
Section J: Fireworks, Explosives and Hazardous Materials
Possession, manufacture or use of fireworks or explosives on University property is
- Definition of these items includes, but is not limited to: Firecrackers or sparklers,
gunpowder, incendiary devices, and unstable or hazardous chemicals, except for those
stored and used in appropriate laboratory facilities.
- No flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or kerosene may be stored in
Section K: Freedom of Expression or Movement
Violations shall consist of but are not limited to:
- Preventing a speaker or those listening to them from voicing or hearing their ideas.
- Using physical means or other forms of intimidation to impede the legitimate entrance
or exit of anyone into or from any university facility.
- Physical restraint or intimidation of those wishing to talk with authorized recruiters.
Section L: Fundraising
- Authorized fundraising efforts by clubs and organizations are permissible and must
adhere to campus fundraising policies. See fundraising policies.
Section M: Gambling
- The State of Illinois and the City of Bloomington statutes prohibit gambling.
Section N: Graffiti
- Graffiti which defaces public or personal property or which defames an individual
or group is prohibited. In addition to University restrictions, some graffiti, because
of its offensive nature, may qualify under Illinois law as a hate crime.
Section O: Hazing
- Hazing, as it relates to a condition of membership or belonging, is defined as any
action taken or situation created whether on or off campus premises, to produce mental
or physical discomfort, intimidation, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.
- Such activities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Forced use of alcohol/illicit drugs
- Any physical abuse expected of or inflicted upon another, including paddling, tattooing,
or branding in any form
- Requiring or compelling the consumption of liquid, food, drinks, or other substances
- Servitude or placing another in a position of servitude, including requiring, encouraging,
or expecting a new member to do the tasks of, or to do tasks for, an experienced member,
or to address members with honorary or formal titles
- Creation of excessive fatigue, sleep deprivation, or interference with scholastic
activities, including late night work sessions, meetings, or sleepovers
- Physical and psychological shocks; including lineups, berating, verbal abuse, threats,
and name calling;
- Wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste
- Engaging in public stunts and forced high risk behaviors
- Morally degrading or humiliating games or activities
- Any other inappropriate activities which are not consistent with the institutional
mission and governing policies.
- Requiring, encouraging, or expecting individuals to participate in activities that
are illegal or unlawful or are not consistent with the group’s mission or values or
the policies of the University, including the Student Code of Conduct.
Violations of the University Hazing Policy are considered serious offenses. Groups
or individuals found responsible for hazing may result in sanctions of suspension
or expulsion of the individual or organization from the university.
An organization's entire membership/team, president, captain or other elected or appointed
officials are responsible for attending and learning about the hazing policy. It is
the expectation of all members of teams and organizations to enforce and address behaviors/actions
related to hazing. All members of the IWU Community are expected to comply with the
policy and hold others accountable to it.
Investigations of alleged incidents involving student organizations, fraternities
and sororities, athletic teams and other members of the campus community will be the
responsibility of the All University Judiciary Committee.
Guidelines for Initiation
It is the expectation of the University that any organization which has a formal initiation
process for new members will follow all local and (inter)national guidelines that
apply to initiation. The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) maintains information
on (inter)national guidelines for initiation. The OSI also tracks membership totals
and attrition for fraternities and sororities, thus all Greek Chapters are required
to provide the Director/Assistant Director of Student Involvement with membership
lists and initiation dates prior to the formal initiation ceremony. The staff will
also collect a detailed new member education plan prior to the beginning of any new
It is the University's expectation that initiation practices are in place to instill
a sense of pride and community within the organization. Initiation and ritualistic
ceremonies should not violate members' personal or moral convictions as a condition
of initiation, nor should it interfere with students' academic obligations.
Campus community members are expected to report a practice or action believed to be
hazing to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students immediately. The
Associate Dean of Students will initiate a formal investigation and grievance procedure
once the action is reported
If you would like to report anonymously, please click here.
Section P: Honesty
Violations shall consist of, but are not limited to:
- Intentional falsification of data for use in University operations.
- Forgery of documents or signatures for use in University operations.
- Failure to give truthful and complete testimony at a disciplinary hearing conducted
by the All-University Judicial Committee or the Vice President and Dean of Students.
- Lying, misrepresenting and/or withholding information or facts to a University official.
- Plagiarism (Provost Office)
- Cheating (Provost Office)
Every student has the responsibility to become informed about what constitutes plagiarism
and cheating. See statement on plagiarism.
Section Q: Misuse of Information Technology (IT)
Inappropriate use of University computing systems or networks is prohibited. Please observe specific IT guidelines and policies.
Section R: Keys
- Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any University premises or
unauthorized entry even through an unlocked door or use of University premises is
Section S: Misuse of Identification Cards
Violations shall consist of, but are not limited to:
- Improper use of identification card, including knowingly altering or mutilating a
student identification card
- Using the identification card of another
- Allowing one's own card to be used by another in an improper manner.
Section T: Noxious Odor
- A noxious odor is any aroma of such intensity that it becomes apparent to others.
Any odor can become noxious or offensive when it is too strong. Some examples are
cigarette, cigar or pipe smoke, incense, perfume, air freshening spray, wax warmers
or large amounts of dirty laundry. When a noxious odor can be localized to a particular
room, the resident(s) and/or guests of that room may be in violation of residence
Section U: Personal Injury
Violations shall consist of but are not limited to:
- Conduct causing personal injury to self or others.
- Verbal threat to cause personal injury to self or others.
- Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or
other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person including,
but not limited to, the following:
- Direct oral expression or physical gesture or action.
- Notes, letters, U.S. mail, campus mail, or other forms of written communication.
- Telephone calls or phone messages including obscene, threatening or mischievous calls.
- E-mail or other computer-based methods of communication.
- Threats against persons or property.
- Stalking behavior in which an individual willfully, maliciously and repeatedly engages
in a knowing course of conduct directed at a specific person which reasonably and
seriously alarms, torments, or terrorizes the person, and which serves no legitimate
- Conduct causing personal injury to self or others.
Section V: Posting and Chalking
- In the spirit of the mission of Illinois Wesleyan, members of the community including
student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to
them and express opinions publicly and privately. To promote this atmosphere of expression
members of the community are obligated to take responsibility for that expression
and to respect the expression of others. Please observe specific guidelines.
Section W: Safety Regulations
Violations shall consist of but are not limited to:
- Abuse or misuse of safety equipment such as exit and exterior lights, security cameras,
blue light alarms and telephones, stair rails, fire alarms, extinguishers and fire
- Failure to observe all other safety regulations applying to specific living units
(including those governing use of electrical appliances and cooking).
- Improper use of telephones (i.e. inappropriate use/vandalism of emergency telephones,
or tampering with telephones).
- Possession, use or distribution of weapons including but not limited to firearms,
pellet or BB guns, air rifles, pistols, paintball guns, explosive devices and sparklers
(including fireworks), slingshots, and knives.
- Refusal to vacate rooms or buildings after building alarm sounds (for tornado or fire
warning) or at the direction of a university official.
- Tampering with any elevator, wiring, plumbing, or university alarm systems.
- Theft, damage, and/or misuse of fire fighting or fire prevention equipment (i.e. improper
activation of alarm system).
- Throwing or dropping any object or material from a University building window, balcony,
stairwell or roof.
- Unauthorized burning, careless or malicious use of fire.
- Because of the significant risk of fire, hoverboards are not allowed in any campus
buildings, including residential facilities.
Section X: Selling, Soliciting and Canvassing
- Safety and privacy for students in their residences guide the parameters for any door-to-door
activity on campus.
- Door-to-door solicitation, sales, surveys, and canvassing are not permitted in residential
areas within living units.
- Door-to-door campaigning, proselytizing, soliciting for money or signatures, distribution
of flyers or leaflets or the placement of these items on doors or cars is similarly
- Tabling in residential common areas of these buildings for individuals or groups may
be arranged through Residential Life or the Office of Student Involvement. Equal time
and opportunity will be given to canvassers representing other candidates, political/social
ideas or referendum positions, upon request. Additionally, requests for tables in
non-residential buildings and areas on campus can be requested through Events Reservations.
Section Y: Smoking
Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to creating a safe, healthy and productive
environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors. Because environmental tobacco
smoke is one of the most widespread and harmful indoor air pollutants, IWU shall be
completely smoke-free indoors. This smoke-free policy shall apply to all IWU facilities
and vehicles, owned or leased, regardless of location. IWU owned houses/apartments
used as private rentals are exempt from this policy.
- Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and related products,
is therefore not allowed in the residence halls.
- Similarly, the use of chewing tobacco, snuff and similar products is not allowed in
classrooms, non-residential buildings or on the grounds of the campus.
Section Z: Theft or Destruction of Property
Violations shall consist of, but are not limited to:
- Theft of University property or University-affiliated property or personal property
including unauthorized use of another student's ID, meal plan or credit/debit card.
- Damage to University property or University-affiliated property or personal property.
- Failure to return borrowed items from Ames Library or other University office. Damage,
loss or failure to return University-owned bicycles.
- Unauthorized possession or disposition of University, University-affiliated, or personal
property of others.
Section AA: Traffic and Parking Violations
Students must register their vehicles and display their permit at all times. Registration
and permits are provided free of charge. Students must park in designated student
parking lots only.
Campus Safety will issue tickets for all violations occurring on University property
- Failure to register vehicle or display decal.
- Parking on campus walks, grass, or in drives.
- Parking in a restricted area.
- Improper parking.
- Overtime parking (15-minute limit in the lot by Holmes Hall and 30 minute limit in
the three posted spots by the IT Service Center).
- No parking zone.
- Parking in a fire lane.
- Unauthorized driving on sidewalks or the Quad.
8. Unauthorized driving on sidewalks or the Quad.
- Failure to Register Vehicle or Display Decal is $20. The first violation for this
offense will be waived if the vehicle is registered within 48 hours.
- Driving on sidewalks is $200; driving on Quad is $275.
- All other violations are $20 fines.
All appeals must be made to the Campus Safety within 48 hours of the issuance of a
ticket. Vehicles are subject to towing if they are:
- Obstructing traffic
- Parking in a fire lane
- In an unsafe condition
- Stored without the permission of Campus Safety
Revocation of Parking Privileges:
Repeat offenders are subject to revocation of their parking privileges as determined
by the Security Department.
Section BB: Unauthorized Audio or Video Record
- Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video recording
of any person while on University premises without their prior knowledge or effective
consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes,
but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym,
locker room, or restroom.
Section CC: Weapons
Except as expressly provided herein, the possession, storage, or use of any firearm,
weapon, or destructive device on University property or within any University facility
by any person, except a law enforcement officer, without the prior written permission
of the University's Director of Campus Safety or their designee is strictly prohibited.
By way of example and without limiting the foregoing, all public spaces, including
student residences; academic, athletic, and social facilities; athletic fields; and
vehicles owned, leased or controlled by the University are weapons-free areas.
Prohibited weapons include but are not limited to:
- Firearm, Handgun, Firearm ammunition, BB gun, pellet, plastic or 3-D gun, paintball
gun, tear gas gun, stun, taser, or other dangerous or deadly device of similar type;
- Knife with a blade of at least 3 inches in length (except an ordinary eating utensil),
dagger, dirk, switchblade knife, stiletto, ax, hatchet, or other deadly or dangerous
weapon or instrument of similar type;
- Bludgeon, blackjack, slingshot, sandbag, sand club, metal knuckles, billy club, throwing
star, nunchaku, or other dangerous or deadly weapon of similar type;
- Bomb, bombshell, grenade, firework, bottle, or other container containing an explosive,
toxic, or noxious substance, unless under academic/classroom supervision, (other than
an object containing a nonlethal noxious liquid, gas, or substance designed solely
for personal defense possessed by a person 18 years of age or older);
- Souvenir weapon or other weapon that has been rendered permanently inoperative; and
any weapons outlined in the Illinois Compiled Statutes on Armed Violence (720 ILCA
5/33A-1, et seq.)
Section DD: Window Posting
- IWU prohibits posting of any materials on either side of student bedroom or common
room windows or that in any way hinders exit or view through the windows.