Syllabus Statements

Indiana University is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities (e.g., chronic health, neurodevelopmental, neurological, sensory, psychological and emotional, including mental health, etc.) have the support services and reasonable accommodations needed to provide equal access to academic programs. To request an accommodation, you must establish your eligibility by working with IU South Bend Disability Support Services. Additional information can be found at https://accessibility.iu.edu/ or to schedule an appointment, please call DSS at (574) 520-4460 or email sbdss@iusb.edu.

Note that services are confidential, may take time to put into place, and are not retroactive; captions and alternate media for print materials may take three or more weeks to get produced. Please contact your campus office as soon as possible if accommodations are needed.

What would you do in an emergency? Have you created an emergency action plan? For assistance in preparing your plan, feel free to contact Disability Support Services (DSS) office at (574) 520-4460, who will assist in coordinating a plan with your instructor and the Emergency Management and Continuity (EMC) office.

Indiana University respects the right of all students to observe their religion. If you will require academic accommodations for a religious observance, please provide the instructor a request by the end of the second week of the course. If the instructor and student agree on the accommodation, the plan should be carried out. If after discussion, there is no consensus on the accommodation, either party or both may ask advice of the Department Chair or the Dean, and if no consensus is reached, then the advice of the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (EVCAA). Either the instructor or the student may appeal the EVCAA’s decision to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusive Excellence within ten business days of the determination.

Academic honesty is fundamental to the activities and principles of this university. It is the responsibility of the student to know of the prohibited actions such as cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, academic, and personal misconduct, and thus, to avoid them. All students are held to the standards outlined in the code. Please reference the entire code for a complete listing (https://studentcode.iu.edu/). The academic community regards academic dishonesty as an extremely serious matter, with consequences that range from receiving a warning, to failing the assignment or the course, to expulsion from the University.

One of the responsibilities of instructors is to create a positive learning environment for all students. IU policy prohibits sexual misconduct in any form, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, 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 the Student Counseling Center at (574) 520-4125.

It is also important that you know that University policy requires campus personnel to share certain information brought to their attention about potential sexual misconduct with the campus Deputy Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Coordinator or the University Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Coordinator. 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.  You are encouraged to visit stopsexualviolence.iu.edu to learn more.

IU South Bend provides support to students to help them meet their academic needs through the Academic Centers for Excellence (ACE), which provides access to a variety of learning resources including the Math Tutoring Center, Writers' Room, The Learning Center, and the Computer Science and Informatics Tutoring Center.

The Titan Success Center (TSC) provides access to Academic Success Coaches who will assist you with academic challenges and well as non-academic issues such as helping you complete your FAFSA or navigate the enrollment process.

Students who need help accessing Canvas, resetting a password, using email, or with other technology problems, can contact IT at South Bend (https://uits.iusb.edu/). Students can also find answers to frequently asked technology questions in the IU Knowledge Base.

Get no-cost access to software programs and applications (including Microsoft Office or Adobe Creative Cloud) through IUware and IUanyWare. All you need is your IU email address. Use IUware to install software directly onto your hard drive. Use IUanyWare to stream 400+ apps on your desktop or through the mobile app with your IU login.

As guidance regarding the virus changes, university policies will evolve. To confirm current guidelines, please visit the IU COVID website. Another helpful resource is the What if website, which outlines multiple scenarios that may affect you. 

To protect the health and safety of everyone on campus, each person participating in face-to-face classes is required to follow these measures:

  1. Because COVID testing and contact tracing is protected medical information, your professors are not automatically notified if you test positive or are quarantined. So, as with any time you are ill, it is essential that you contact your professors as soon as possible to determine how best to address missed class work.
  2. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or other contagious illness, do not come to campus. If you develop symptoms while on campus, go to your residence and contact your health care provider.
    • Anyone experiencing COVID symptoms will need to get tested.
    • We have testing on campus that you can access through IU’s symptom checker.
  3. Regardless of your vaccination status, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to report this to IU (if not tested on campus) and isolate.
  4. If you are a close contact of someone who tests positive, you are also required to report this to IU and follow IU guidance regarding quarantine and follow up testing based on vaccination status.
  5. Everyone is required to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when inside any IU building.
  6. Wash your hands with soap and water as often as possible or use personal hand sanitizer containing at least 65% alcohol.

You can find more detailed information about all the actions that Indiana University is taking to ensure the health and safety of all members of the campus community at the IU COVID website or the IU Mobile App. To help maintain the safety of our IU Community, we also encourage you to follow the safety protocols when off-campus.