Overview and Definitions

The Code of Student Conduct outlines the standards of behavior expected of every student at Illinois College. The policies and procedures outlined have been designed to further the institution’s educational purposes and to assist students in their pursuit of knowledge and personal development.

A student voluntarily joins the Illinois College community and thereby assumes the obligation of abiding by the standards prescribed in the Code of Student Conduct. Disciplinary action is construed as an educational function of the College for the protection and safety of the people and property at the College and to instill those minimal forms of social behavior which are essential to the educational process, and which are identified in the Illinois College Blue Book (Student Handbook).

The Executive Director of Residential Life and Campus Safety, Dean of Students, the Provost, and their designees are authorized by the President, acting in authority of the Illinois College Board of Trustees, to invoke for cause, the judgments listed as classification of consequences.


  1. The term “Board” means Board of Trustees of Illinois College.
  2. The term “College” means Illinois College.
  3. The term “student” includes all persons registered for and taking courses at the College, either full-time, part-time, and/or online pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional studies. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Code of Student Conduct, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the College or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered “students.”
  4. The term “faculty member” means any person hired by the College to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the College to be a member of its faculty.
  5. The term “College official” includes any person employed by the College, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
  6. The term “member of the College community” includes any person who is a student, faculty member, College official, or any other person employed by the College. For the purpose of administering this Code, a person’s status in a particular situation will be determined by the Associate Dean of Students.
  7. The term “complainant” refers to the person(s) alleging that a student or student organization has violated the Code.
  8. The term “respondent” refers to the person(s) who is accused of violating the Code.
  9. The term “College premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, or other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by Illinois College.