Students and faculty of the academic community that forms Indiana Wesleyan University are encouraged both to explore and discuss ideas freely and fully and also to be fully responsible to the university mission, seeking to integrate all aspects of a Christian worldview under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Faith mandates and illuminates learning; learning clarifies and expands faith.
Right Reserved to Change
The right is reserved to change any of the rules and regulations of the university at any time, including those relating to admission, instruction and graduation. The right to withdraw curricula and specific courses, alter course content, change the calendar and to impose or increase fees is similarly reserved. All such changes are effective at such times as the proper authorities determine and may apply not only to prospective students but also to those already enrolled in the university.
IWU is committed to providing equal access to students with disabilities. Further information related to specific processes for seeking assistance and services can be located in the student's area of study (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Adult and Professional Studies, School of Nursing or Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University.)
Students who believe that they have experienced discrimination on the basis of a disability can seek resolution by following the steps as outlined in the Grievance and Appeal Policy (Non-academic).
Records, Rights, and Privacy
The university complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and as it appears in final form in June 1976, with subsequent amendments. This law protects the rights of students to review their own records and to challenge any of the content of the record. Students may request access to their records from the following offices:
The law also protects students from the unlawful disclosure of information about their academic performance, personal campus discipline, or financial status.
The law allows the disclosure of five classes of "directory information" as follows:
A student may request in writing that one or all of the five categories of directory information be restricted from publication. In no case will grade, discipline, or financial information be disclosed except in keeping with the law.
Requests are filed with either the Registrar's Office or the Office of Student Services.
Safety Policies and Campus Crime Statistics
IWU Safety Policies can be accessed at http://www.indwes.edu/safety and includes crime statistics on certain reportable crimes, as well as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime reporting and prevention, sexual assault and other related matters. Anyone wishing a paper copy of the policies may contact the Office of Institutional Research at 765-677-1566.
Drug Abuse Prevention
Drug abuse in the United States has become a major problem, and students at Indiana Wesleyan University are not immune. If you need assistance with a drug abuse problem, we encourage you to seek help at your local community drug abuse prevention center. To talk to someone in a strictly confidential atmosphere, please feel free to contact The Center for Student Success (800-332-6901) at our Marion campus. All conversations are private and will not affect your attendance at the university.
If you would like to talk to someone outside Indiana Wesleyan University, please feel free to call one of the following numbers, or a hospital or treatment center in your area:
Alcohol, Illegal Drugs and Firearms
Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and firearms are not permitted on Indiana Wesleyan University premises, including rented classrooms and any building or parts of buildings owned or operated by Indiana Wesleyan University. Refusal to comply may result in dismissal from the university.
Tobacco Usage Prohibited
Students are to refrain from using tobacco products in all Indiana Wesleyan University classrooms, including rented classrooms and any building or parts of buildings owned or operated by Indiana Wesleyan University. Refusal to comply may result in dismissal from the university.
Technology - Acceptable Use Policy
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) provides technology systems for the purposes of educating university students, promoting academic research, communicating with university constituents, and administering the daily business of IWU. It is the desire of IWU that technology systems provided by the university be used in a manner that reflects the goals and mission of Indiana Wesleyan. These policies have been established to promote an environment that is safe and secure for all constituents and encourage students to act in a professional and responsible manner.
Technology equipment provided by the university is the property of IWU, and as such IWU retains the right to remove, reallocate, or change equipment at its discretion. No information residing on any computer hardware owned by IWU should be considered private and therefore is subject to review by university staff.
Reporting abuses of technology equipment is expected as it assists the university in providing functional equipment and services to the IWU community.
Computer and Network Access:
Students shall not access files or retrieve any digitally stored information unless authorized to do so. Students shall not attempt to gain access to any entity via electronic means without authorization. Examples of activities that are inappropriate include; attempting to gain unauthorized access to computers or networks owned and or operated by another person or group; and use of an account on a shared computer or network other than the one assigned to the user.
Inappropriate use of the Internet to access sites such as pornography, gambling, illegal downloads of content, and hate speech is outside of legitimate academic research and is therefore prohibited. IWU monitors and filters all internet activity conducted on university equipment and systems and will, at its discretion, use evidence gathered for disciplinary actions if necessary.
Students are responsible to comply with copyright laws and applicable licenses that apply to software, files, documents, messages and other material they wish to download or copy. Proprietary materials belonging to entities other than the student should not be transmitted on the university's e-mail system or via the university's Internet connection. All students obtaining access to any material prepared or created by another company or individual must respect any attached copyrights and may not copy, retrieve, modify or forward such copyrighted materials, except with written permission of the lawful owner. Students receiving electronic files via the Indiana Wesleyan University's e-mail system or Internet connection should ensure the sender is the lawful owner or has obtained the necessary license.
Use of Indiana Wesleyan University Identity:
The Indiana Wesleyan University name, seal, logo, telephone numbers or address are reserved for official university business and may not be used for any other purpose including electronically (fax, Internet, etc.) in advertising or for non-university sponsored events without explicit written permission.
All equipment, services and technologies provided to students as part of Indiana Wesleyan University's computer system constitute the exclusive property of Indiana Wesleyan University. Similarly, all information composed, transmitted, received or stored via the IWU computer system is also considered the property of Indiana Wesleyan University. As such, all stored information is subject to disclosure to management, law enforcement and other third parties, with or without notice to the student.
Individuals found to be in violation of any part of the policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the university. Any known or suspected violations of this or any other university policy should be reported immediately to the office of the Vice President for Student Development and the Vice President for Information Technology.
Responsible Conduct of Research
Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior in the development, implementation, collection, evaluation, and dissemination of information related to research. IWU is also committed to the avoidance of research misconduct. The University follows the codes established by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), and the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), and provides education to students, personnel, and research affiliates on the codes and practices of RCR and on the consequences of misconduct as per appropriate principal academic unit polices.