Prior to 1969, all disciplinary issues at Indiana University were handled directly by the various campus deans. Then, on the heels of the American Civil Rights Movement, IU students began to demand that their rights as well as their obligations be codified in a single document to which all could refer. On the Bloomington campus, this led directly to the publication and distribution of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities by the Division of Student Affairs. In the 1980s, this document was inserted into the Ins & Outs, a popular campus guide published by the Office of the Dean of Students. Finally, in 1990, the Trustees of Indiana University approved a university-wide Code of Student Ethics, which later was named the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Each campus now is responsible for establishing its own set of procedures for implementation of this Code.
The Code was amended on September 22, 2015 and transferred to a new website. The summary of those changes are attached here.
The Code was revised in accordance with changes in the Sexual Misconduct Policy on August 25, 2016.
The Code was revised in accordance with changes in the Sexual Misconduct Policy on January 1, 2017.