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  • The following statements are recommended for inclusion on course syllabi. They are collected here as a resource for faculty.
  • Faculty are considered Responsible Employees for purposes of Title IX, which means they have an obligation to report incidents of possible sexual misconduct known to them, to the appropriate Title IX Officials for their campus. 

    (For more information, as well as tips on speaking with students and steps to access required Responsible Employee training, please see

    To help students understand your obligation and to inform them of their rights and available resources on campus, we advise that all instructors include the following message within their syllabi.  By including this information, you’ll be providing students easy and private access to information regarding resources and reporting options if they or someone they know have experienced sexual misconduct.

    *For those instructors that use Canvas, a similar message will be available to import into your course through Canvas Commons (search for the “Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Syllabi Language”).

    Language for Syllabi:

    As your instructor, one of my responsibilities is to create a positive learning environment for all students. Title IX and IU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibit sexual misconduct in any form, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence.  If you have experienced sexual misconduct, or know someone who has, the University can help.

    If you are seeking help and would like to speak to someone confidentially, you can make an appointment with:

    Office of Counseling Services at 219-980-6741 (counseling services) 
    IU Northwest Campus Health and Wellness Center at 219-980-7250 (health and medical services) 

    It is also important that you know that Title IX and University policy require me to share any information brought to my attention about potential sexual misconduct, with the campus Deputy Title IX Coordinator or IU’s Title IX Coordinator.  In that event, those individuals will work to ensure that appropriate measures are taken and resources are made available.   Protecting student privacy is of utmost concern, and information will only be shared with those that need to know to ensure the University can respond and assist. 

    I encourage you to visit to learn more.

  • Indiana University is committed to creating a learning environment and academic community that promotes educational opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities. Course directors are asked to make reasonable accommodations, upon request by the student or the university, for such disabilities. It is the responsibility of students with documented physical or learning disabilities seeking accommodation to notify their course directors and the relevant campus office that deals with such cases in a timely manner concerning the need for such accommodation. Indiana University will make reasonable accommodations for access to programs, services, and facilities as outlined by applicable state and federal laws.

    Campus support office:

    Student Support Services location: HH 239, (219) 980-6798
    Student Support Services online:

  • Pregnant students seeking temporary program adjustments or other information about support services may contact Beth Tyler, Dean of Students, at or 219-981-5660.

    To request approval for a medically necessary absence contact Davetta Haywood, Director of Student Support Services at or 219-980-6942.  

  • A classroom is analogous to a professional environment. Students are expected to behave professionally so that everyone can engage fully in the educational process, which means that disruptive behavior during class is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, arguing with the instructor about grades or assignments, arguing with other students, bringing up individual concerns with the instructor in the middle of class, or using language or exhibiting other behavior that distracts others from engaging fully in the academic enterprise. A student who disrupts the learning environment will be asked to stop the behavior immediately; if the disruptive behavior continues, the student will be asked to leave the class session.

  • This semester I will be using IU’s FLAGS System to provide real-time feedback on your performance in this course. Periodically throughout the semester, I will be entering data on factors such as your class attendance, participation, and success with coursework among other things. This information will provide feedback on how you are faring in the course and offer you suggestions on how you might be able to improve your performance.

    Access this information using : One.IU > Search: Student Center, select Student Center application > click the link for "My Academics & Grades"

  • This course has been approved to enforce the IU Northwest Attendance and Course Commitment Policy and the full text of this policy is available at

    As a student in this course, you are expected to attend scheduled class meetings and actively participate in all class activities.  Students who miss the first week of the semester or who do not attend 50% of the scheduled class meetings before the end of the fourth week of the semester may be subject to administrative withdrawal.  Regardless of attendance, students who do not actively participate in this class by not submitting a majority of their assignments by the posted due date are subject to administrative withdrawal.  Students who are administratively withdrawn from this class after the fourth week will not be eligible for a tuition refund.  Administrative withdrawals may have an impact on the student’s financial aid awards and visa status.