Recommended Iowa State University Syllabus Statements

Recommended syllabus statements have been developed in order to communicate a uniform message to all students about university policies that impact their experience at ISU. Academic misconduct definitions and syllabus statements have been developed by the Dean of Students Office and are available on their website which includes a link to current faculty resources.

Additional statements were developed collaboratively by the Government of the Student Body (GSB) and the ISU Faculty Senate. On April 3, 2012, the ISU Faculty Senate passed the following recommendations for inclusion in all ISU syllabi. By passing this recommendation, the Faculty Senate requests that all ISU instructors include information regarding these issues in their syllabi. The following is example language to meet this request. 

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Academic Dishonesty

Disability Accommodation

Dead Week

Harassment and Discrimination

Religious Accommodation

Academic Dishonesty

The class will follow Iowa State University’s policy on academic dishonesty.  Anyone suspected of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students Office.

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Disability Accommodation

Iowa State University is committed to assuring that all educational activities are free from discrimination and harassment based on disability status. All students requesting accommodations are required to meet with staff in Student Disability Resources (SDR) to establish eligibility.  A Notification Letter form will be provided to eligible students. The provision of reasonable accommodations in this course will be arranged after timely delivery of the Notification Letter to the instructor.  Students are encouraged to deliver Notification Letters as early in the semester as possible.  SDR, a unit in the Dean of Students Office, is located in room 1076, Student Services Building or online at https://www.sdr.dso.iastate.edu/.  Contact SDR by e-mail at disabilityresources@iastate.edu or by phone at 515-294-7220 for additional information.

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Dead Week

This class follows the Iowa State University Dead Week policy as noted in section 10.6.4 of the Faculty Handbook.

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Harassment and Discrimination

Iowa State University strives to maintain our campus as a place of work and study for faculty, staff, and students that is free of all forms of prohibited discrimination and harassment based upon race, ethnicity, sex (including sexual assault), pregnancy, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a U.S. veteran. Any student who has concerns about such behavior should contact his/her instructor, Student Assistance at 515-294-1020 or email dso-sas@iastate.edu, or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at 515-294-7612.

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Religious Accommodation

Iowa State University attempts to reasonably accommodate students whose sincerely held religious beliefs or creed conflict with academic requirements. Accommodation requests causing an undue hardship may not be feasible, and they must be made proactively; no retroactive accommodation will be granted. The process for requesting an accommodation is interactive and the process must be initiated by the individual seeking the accommodation. For optimal consideration, students should inform instructors as soon as possible in the semester of any future conflict. It is recommended that the student and instructor discuss the request in person and then document the resolution in an email format. Assistance throughout the process for all parties involved is available through the Office of Equal Opportunity at 515-294-7612.

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Contact Information

If you are experiencing, or have experienced, a problem with any of the above issues, email academicissues@iastate.edu.

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