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Student Rights and Responsibilities: Code of Student Behavior

The Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Code of Student Behavior outlines expectations established by the University to foster an environment that is conducive to learning, on—and beyond—the University campus. Please do take the time to review all of these documents in order to understand the values and rules of this community.

Student Rights and Responsibilities: Code of Student Behavior

Student Conduct

Student Handbook

The University of Southern Indiana Student Handbook is the official source of the University's community standards and related policies and procedures. The University’s Code of Student Behavior is published in the annual web-based Student Handbook available on the Dean of Students Office website. The Student Handbook provides an overview of University policies and procedures, departments and services relevant to all students, undergraduate and graduate.

Student Handbook

Community Standards 

As a member of the USI community, students have access to a wealth of resources to support your success. Here you will have many opportunities to learn, to grow, and to get involved in an endless variety of opportunities, intellectually, personally and professionally.  As with any community, there are rules that have been developed to ensure a supportive and appropriate environment for learning. While these rules pertain primarily to students, they are consistent with the expectations for all members of the USI community.

USI Creed

As a member of the USI community...

  • I will practice personal and academic integrity; I will reject and confront all manifestations of discrimination while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions; 
  • I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, their property, and their need for conditions which support their work and development;
  • Allegiance to these ideals requires that I refrain from and discourage behaviors which threaten the freedom and respect every individual deserves.

The University of Southern Indiana is a diverse community devoted to preparing students to become better students. Each member of the community is obligated to a code of civil behavior.  If you experience or observe actions on campus that are not in accordance with the USI Creed, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 812-464-1862.

Student Collegiality

Students at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner.  Personal conduct and communication, either directly or indirectly (social media, etc.) with other students, as well as faculty and staff, should conform to the University’s community values and standards. As members of the at-large community, students are encouraged to resolve disagreements through informal, frank, and open discussion. Often conflicts can be lessened, if not resolved, by clearing up misperceptions and misunderstandings. Students are strongly encouraged to try to take care of any related concerns in this manner. However, the University also recognizes that occasionally more formal processes are needed. All such activities, whether informal or formal, must be carried out by all participants within a framework of good faith collegiality and general respect for one another. Students are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residence Life or other appropriate department(s), for assistance or guidance in resolving any concerns or conflicts.