This Code is applicable to all persons enrolled in University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) classes. It covers disciplinary action initiated or taken against a student. Disciplinary action may be initiated for proscribed conduct occurring on property owned or controlled by UIS or conduct in the course of participating in a UIS-sponsored program or activity. Disciplinary action may also be initiated for online and off campus conduct that adversely affects the UIS community. Further, disciplinary action under this Code may be initiated for proscribed conduct irrespective of whether separate criminal proceedings concerning the same conduct are brought against the student by federal, state or local law enforcement authorities. Actions initiated by a faculty member for academic integrity such as cheating and/or plagiarism are within the purview of the Academic Integrity Policy (not covered in The Student Conduct Code). 

The success of this Code depends in large part upon its ability to protect the privacy of all parties involved. The procedures contained herein are to be implemented with the expectation that members of the UIS community will respect the privacy of the process and adhere to the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 

Parental Notification

The University of Illinois at Springfield is committed to providing a safe campus environment that enhances student learning and development.

The campus acknowledges the important role of parents in supporting and facilitating their son’s or daughter’s success in college.

In accordance with federal law, the UIS administration may notify a student’s parents of the student’s violation of federal, state, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the University regarding the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance, if the student is under age 21 at the time of the notification and if UIS has determined that the student has committed a disciplinary violation.

The decision to give parental notification will be based on factors such as the student’s prior judicial history, the severity of the alleged incident, and other relevant circumstances.

Effective Date
07-06-2016
Last Reviewed
11-01-2021
Responsible Unit
Copy of the Signed Policy