Student Conduct

Student Discipline Policies

The discipline of student conduct which interferes with the normal operation of Hawkeye outside the classroom is delegated to the Dean of Students with input from the appropriate parties involved.

Disciplinary Sanctions

Students who are found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct may be subject to one or more of the following sanctions:

  • Verbal reprimand
  • Written reprimand
  • Denial of college privileges
  • Restitution
  • Removal of the student from the course in progress
  • Disciplinary probation
  • Disciplinary suspension

Disciplinary Suspension

There may arise, on occasion, circumstances in which a student’s conduct within Hawkeye interferes or disrupts effective instruction at Hawkeye. Such interference must be handled immediately. The authority to act upon such conduct is delegated to the administration as follows:

  1. Instructors have the authority to suspend a student from their class. Maximum duration of the suspension should not exceed one day. An incident report will be written by the instructor within three working days. This report will be sent to the Dean of Students office and a copy forwarded to the Academic Dean.

  2. Upon consultation with the Dean of Students, an Academic Dean may suspend a student within the department for a period of time not to exceed three days. An incident report will be written by the Academic Dean within three working days. This report will be sent to the Dean of Students office and a copy will be kept by the Academic Dean.

  3. Upon consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and appropriate Academic Dean, the Dean of Students may suspend a student from Hawkeye for a period of one semester, one year, or indefinite suspension depending upon the severity of the offense. An incident report will be written by the Dean of Students within three working days. This report will be retained in the Dean of Students office.

Right of Appeal

If the student believes that the penalty imposed is unjust, the student may request a review by the Student Conduct Review Board composed of the Dean of Students, at least three faculty representatives selected by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, two Student Senate representatives, and the Director of Records and Registration (serving ex officio) who will ensure the student understands his/her rights and responsibilities. The Review Board shall meet with the student to review the case and make a recommendation to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, who shall determine the final outcome.

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Dean of Students

Nancy Henderson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center
Upper Level
319-296-4014
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