If a student is found in violation of one of our conduct policies, a conduct hearing officer or the Campus Judicial Board may impose a sanction.
The conduct process at Illinois Tech is meant to be an education process, while creating a safe environment and promote the academic mission of the institution. Sanctions are meant to stop the inappropriate behavior, create safe environments, and help student correct their behavior. Below are some of the sanctions that can be imposed on students and/or student organizations.
- Restitution: A student is required to make monetary restitution for theft of or damage to Illinois Tech property or to that of a member of the Illinois Tech community, or for expenses incurred as a result of the student's actions.
- Fines: Illinois Tech reserves the right to assess a fine for misconduct.
- Educational sanctions: A student is required to perform one or more educational sanction(s) appropriate to the offense. These may include a formal apology (in writing and/or in person), a public presentation or research paper on a designated topic, assigned campus and/or community service, participation in a workshop for alcohol, drug-related or sexual misconduct or completion of an on-line tutorial.
- Suspension of network access: A student's access to the Illinois Tech computer network or the web may be denied for violations that involved the use, directly or indirectly, of the network. Offenses to which this sanction may apply include, but are not limited to, violation of the Use of Technology Resources and Use of University Provided Mobile Internet policies, harassment and stalking.
- Mutual No Contact Order: Mutual No Contact Orders are designed so that students do not have communication, interact or come into contact with one another, to minimize further incidents. Specific details are provided in the Mutual No Contact Order that is received by the involved student(s). An interim Mutual No Contact Order can be put in place by the Vice Provost and Dean of Students or designee if deemed reasonably appropriate and/or prudent to maintain the educational environment of Illinois Tech and/or the parties.
- Relocation/Suspension/Ban from Campus Housing: A student is required to relocate, for disciplinary reasons, to another residence hall or other campus housing. The timing of such relocation is at the discretion of the party imposing this sanction, but it may be immediate. A student may also be prohibited from entering the residence hall/campus housing from which he or she was relocated or which was otherwise connected or related to the violation. The timing of such prohibition is also at the discretion of the party imposing this sanction, but it may be immediate. Further, a student may be denied, for disciplinary reasons, housing in the residence halls, in campus apartments or in fraternities or sororities. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Conduct Discipline and in addition to any other sanction imposed by the Dean of Student or his/her other designee or the Campus Judicial Board, the housing contract of any student who either admits to or is found to have used or possessed illegal drugs in any Illinois Tech residence hall may be immediately canceled, and such student must move out of the residence hall as promptly as possible, but in any event within 72 hours.
- Disciplinary Warning: An official written notification that a student's behavior is in violation of Illinois Tech regulations or standards, which will also clarify expected behavior in the future. This sanction may or may not carry with it conditions or restrictions of privileges.
- Conduct probation: This is a form of probation imposed on a student for misconduct within the Illinois Tech community. The intent of Conduct Probation is for a student to self-correct his or her behavior and learn to become a productive member of the Illinois Tech community. Certain restrictions and/or educational sanctions may also apply to this form of probation. Conduct Probation also is designated to remain in effect for a specified duration (e.g., one semester or one academic year).
- Disciplinary probation: This is the most serious form of probation issued by Illinois Tech. A student placed on Disciplinary Probation is required to correct his or her behavior immediately in order to remain a member of the Illinois Tech community. This form of probation may also include additional restrictions and/or educational sanctions and is designated to remain in effect for a specified time (e.g., one semester, one academic year).
- Suspension: Suspension is a status assigned for various periods of time in which a student's enrollment is interrupted. A suspended student may not attend day or evening classes, or participate in student activities. A suspended student may only be present in or on property owned by Illinois Tech with written approval from the Dean of Students or their designee. A suspended student may apply for reinstatement at the end of the period of suspension. If reinstated, the student may be placed on disciplinary probation for a period of time.
- Expulsion: Expulsion is the complete severance of association with Illinois Tech.
For more information, please review the Student Handbook.
Below you can find links to potential service opportunities both on campus in the Chicago area. You are not limited to this list, but if you choose a site not listed, you must have your site approved by the Office of Community Standards prior to the completion of your service.
Potential Service Opportunities
NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. We support community gardens – through property ownership, insurance, water, stewardship, education, tool lending, project planning, fundraising support, troubleshooting, and more — so that community groups can focus on gardening and on their community-building vision, generating food, beauty, play, health, and safety for their neighborhoods.
Working Bikes continues to operate today largely through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Individuals and groups looking to lend a hand are always welcomed. There are many ways to help, whether you are an expert bike mechanic or just enjoy giving back to the community.
The Rebuilding Exchange is a non-profit social enterprise (501c3) and our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. We provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.
We have a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 1,000 volunteers. We are so grateful to have such a committed group of capable individuals. We have many volunteer opportunities for adults, children, and families!
St. James Food Pantry recruits volunteers throughout the year. Over 500 volunteers help with various social care programs at St. James.
At the Chicago Park District there are volunteer opportunities for every interest and level of time-commitment from one-day options such as corporate or group projects, environmental stewardship days, and special event support to longer-term options such as coaching and sports instruction, conservatory support, tutoring/mentoring at after school programs and camps, community gardening, nature area monitoring and stewardship, and docent programs.
Chicago Cares envisions a city where we’re all active participants, fully invested in the city we call home and the success of all of our neighbors. We see a future where all Chicagoans work together across divides to improve the quality of life for everyone and set our city on a path toward long-term change.
Document your hours on the Service Hour Completion Form and return it to the Office of Community Standards within 5 days after completion.
NOTE: Your service hours WILL NOT COUNT if:
- The site you choose is supervised by a parent or family member
- You are receiving compensation (either financial or credit of any kind) for your service
If you have any questions regarding the approval of your service site please contact the Office of Community Standards at email@example.com