The Code

Part I: Student Rights

B. Right to Freedom from Discrimination

Students have the right to study, work, and interact in an environment that is free from discrimination in violation of law or university policy by any member of the university community. Students at Indiana University are expected to respect the rights and dignity of other students, faculty, and staff.

The university will not exclude any person from participation in its programs or activities on the basis of arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

A student has the right to be free from such discrimination by other students that has the effect of interfering with the student’s ability to participate in programs or activities of the university.

Students wishing more information regarding these statements should consult the following Board of Trustees documents: Resolution on the Elimination of Discrimination (July 3, 1967, November 21, 1969), Student Affirmative Action Policy Statement (June 29, 1974), Statement concerning Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Handicapped Individuals (March 3, 1979), and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy of Indiana University (December 4, 1992).

Indiana University administrators are responsible for publicizing and implementing the university’s affirmative action policy in their respective areas of jurisdiction. Students who believe that they are victims of discrimination may obtain information concerning the university’s affirmative action policy and complaint procedures from the campus affirmative action officer or the dean of students office.