Student Handbook / Code of Conduct

Introduction

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.

Discrimination Clause

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, IL 61702-2900.

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, clotz@iwu.edu).

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.

Complaint Procedures

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.

Non-Faculty Employees

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.

Other Individuals

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

Philosophy

  • 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 they need.

Policy

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 hall staff).
  • 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.).

Whistleblower Policy

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:

 

Subject Matter Intake Officer
Academic Concerns   Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Athletic Rules Violation  Athletic Director
Employment Concerns 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
Safety/Security Issues   Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Student Concerns   Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Other    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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Complaints shall be filed in writing and shall include:  
    1. Name and address of the complainant;
    2. Name and title of individual(s) against whom the complaint is made;
    3. The specific type(s) of adverse actions(s) taken;
    4. The specific date(s) on which the adverse actions(s) were taken;
    5. A clear and concise statement of the facts that form the basis of the complaint;
    6. 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
    7. A clear and concise statement of the remedy sought by the complainant.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  1. Failure to respond to the summons of a judicial body or university official.
  2. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a judicial body.
  3. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.
  4. Institution of a judicial proceeding knowingly without cause.
  5. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial body prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
  6. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a judicial body prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
  7. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed by a judicial body.
  8. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial system.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Persons under the age of eighteen (18) may not attend a registered social event where alcohol is being served
  3. No alcohol may be provided to a person under twenty-one (21) years of age.
  4. No individual will coerce a person(s) to drink alcohol or use other drugs.
  5. 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.
  6. The possession, consumption, and distribution of hard liquor/alcohol is prohibited.
  7. 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.
  8. No individual person should present with overtoxication that endangers wellbeing and health.
  9. 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)
  10. Common-source alcohol containers (e.g., gallon cooler, kegs, boxed wine, etc.) are not permitted.
  11. Production of alcohol and/or distribution to individuals under the age of twenty-one (21) will not be permitted.
  12. No individual under the age of 21 should have or utilize a fake ID.

Section C: Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller-blades, and Hoverboards

  1. Bicycle riding, skateboarding or roller-blading and hoverboards, inside any building at any time.
  2. 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.
  3. Please note the Abandoned Bike Policy: www.iwu.edu/bikes/policy.html
  4. 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:

  1. Riding on the top of an elevator.
  2. Unauthorized use of fire escapes
  3. Climbing or rappelling from walls or physical structures.
  4. Unauthorized entry into campus steam tunnels, air handling ducts, plumbing, electrical, or other utilities conduits.
  5. 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 Committee (AUJC). 

Section F: Disturbance of the Peace

  1. 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.)

  1. Illegal possession or use of prescription medications including the selling of prescribed medication and or giving away of prescribed medication
  2. 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.
  3. Hookahs are not allowed on campus.

Section H: Failure to Respond to or Comply with a University Official

  1. 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.

  1. Appeals of University charges related to tuition and fees or financial aid, must be made in writing to the Business Office.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 expressly forbidden.

  1. 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.
  2. No flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline or kerosene may be stored in University housing.

Section K: Freedom of Expression or Movement

Violations shall consist of but are not limited to:

  1. Preventing a speaker or those listening to them from voicing or hearing their ideas.
  2. Using physical means or other forms of intimidation to impede the legitimate entrance or exit of anyone into or from any university facility.
  3. Physical restraint or intimidation of those wishing to talk with authorized recruiters.

Section L: Fundraising

  1. Authorized fundraising efforts by clubs and organizations are permissible and must adhere to campus fundraising policies. See fundraising policies.

Section M: Gambling

  1. The State of Illinois and the City of Bloomington statutes prohibit gambling.

Section N: Graffiti

  1. 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

  1. 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.
    1. 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.

Responsibility

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 member process.

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.

Reporting

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:

  1. Intentional falsification of data for use in University operations.
  2. Forgery of documents or signatures for use in University operations.
  3. 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.
  4. Lying, misrepresenting and/or withholding information or facts to a University official.
  5. Plagiarism (Provost Office)
  6. 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

  1. 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 prohibited.

Section S: Misuse of Identification Cards

Violations shall consist of, but are not limited to:

  1. Improper use of identification card, including knowingly altering or mutilating a student identification card
  2. Using the identification card of another
  3. Allowing one's own card to be used by another in an improper manner.

Section T: Noxious Odor

  1. 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 hall policy.

Section U: Personal Injury

Violations shall consist of but are not limited to:

  1. Conduct causing personal injury to self or others.
  2. Fighting.
  3. Verbal threat to cause personal injury to self or others.
  4. 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:
    1. Direct oral expression or physical gesture or action.
    2. Notes, letters, U.S. mail, campus mail, or other forms of written communication.
    3. Telephone calls or phone messages including obscene, threatening or mischievous calls.
    4. E-mail or other computer-based methods of communication.
    5. Threats against persons or property.
    6. 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 purpose.
    7. Conduct causing personal injury to self or others.

Section V: Posting and Chalking

  1. 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:

  1. 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 exits.
  2. Failure to observe all other safety regulations applying to specific living units (including those governing use of electrical appliances and cooking).
  3. Improper use of telephones (i.e. inappropriate use/vandalism of emergency telephones, or tampering with telephones).
  4. 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.
  5. Refusal to vacate rooms or buildings after building alarm sounds (for tornado or fire warning) or at the direction of a university official.
  6. Tampering with any elevator, wiring, plumbing, or university alarm systems.
  7. Theft, damage, and/or misuse of fire fighting or fire prevention equipment (i.e. improper activation of alarm system).
  8. Throwing or dropping any object or material from a University building window, balcony, stairwell or roof.
  9. Unauthorized burning, careless or malicious use of fire.
  10. Because of the significant risk of fire, hoverboards are not allowed in any campus buildings, including residential facilities.

Section X: Selling, Soliciting and Canvassing

  1. Safety and privacy for students in their residences guide the parameters for any door-to-door activity on campus.
  2. Door-to-door solicitation, sales, surveys, and canvassing are not permitted in residential areas within living units.
  3. 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 not allowed.
  4. 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.

  1. Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and related products, is therefore not allowed in the residence halls.
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Damage to University property or University-affiliated property or personal property.
  3. Failure to return borrowed items from Ames Library or other University office.  Damage, loss or failure to return University-owned bicycles.
  4. Unauthorized possession or disposition of University, University-affiliated, or personal property of others.
  5. Vandalism

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 including:

  1. Failure to register vehicle or display decal.
  2. Parking on campus walks, grass, or in drives.
  3. Parking in a restricted area.
  4. Improper parking.
  5. 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).
  6. No parking zone.
  7. Parking in a fire lane.
  8. Unauthorized driving on sidewalks or the Quad.

8. Unauthorized driving on sidewalks or the Quad.

Violation Fines:

  1. 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.
  2. Driving on sidewalks is $200; driving on Quad is $275.
  3. All other violations are $20 fines.

Appeals:

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:

  1. Obstructing traffic
  2. Parking in a fire lane
  3. In an unsafe condition
  4. 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

  1. 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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Bludgeon, blackjack, slingshot, sandbag, sand club, metal knuckles, billy club, throwing star, nunchaku, or other dangerous or deadly weapon of similar type;
  4. 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);
  5. 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

  1. 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.