IU South Bend is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all members of the university community. As part of this commitment, the university requires applicants to disclose any and all of the prior conduct activities listed here. You must disclose on your application for admission if you:
- Have been subject to formal disciplinary action (including, for example, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion) for academic or nonacademic reasons at any high school, postsecondary institution, college, or university.
- Have been charged or convicted of a crime (or a foreign legal equivalent) that has not been expunged by a court.
- Have any currently pending criminal charges (or a foreign legal equivalent) against you.
- Have engaged in any behavior that caused injury to any person(s) or property (including, for example, but not limited to, vandalism or behavior that led to a restraining order against you) that resulted in some form of discipline or intervention.
You will not automatically be denied admission to IU South Bend if you have a previous conviction or a previous disciplinary action.
Students who disclose having been subject to disciplinary action at a former educational institution are required to submit the Certification of Good Standing. This form should be signed by the applicant and then submitted to the appropriate institution for completion.
Those answering affirmatively to any of the other background questions posed are required to submit the Student Behavioral Standards questionnaire, together with legal documentation and a letter of reference. These documents will be reviewed by the Student Behavioral Standards committee before a final admission decision is made. It can take up to four to six weeks for this committee to review completed files.
Please contact Admissions at 574-520-4839 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.