About Us


The Office of Student Conduct promotes the personal responsibility and accountability of students in support of the overall educational mission of the University through collaborative engagement with staff, faculty and students, and enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct.


We envision a healthy, learning-centered, civil, and inclusive community where all members are invested in personal and collective excellence for the betterment of self, others, and community.

Values/Guiding Principles

The Office of Student Conduct is committed to advancement of the following guiding principles: Integrity, Community, Social Justice, Respect, and Responsibility.

  • Integrity: Iowa State students adhere to personal, academic, and intellectual integrity. While everyone makes mistakes and regretful decisions, honestly addressing personal choices is essential to the learning process.
  • Community: Iowa State students seek to build and enhance their community. Student conduct processes work to cultivate the personal, social and cognitive development of students while educating about community standards.
  • Social Justice: Iowa State students value an environment for the free expression of ideas, opinions, thoughts, and differences in people. Student conduct processes will engage students on how their decisions and actions impact others and how they might act to discourage and/or intervene to prevent unjust and inequitable behaviors.
  • Respect: Iowa State students respect the rights, dignity and property of all. Every student has the right to bring forward concerns to be addressed under the appropriate policy and procedures and provided the opportunity to share their experiences and to be heard by an impartial, well-trained party in a timely manner.
  • Responsibility: Iowa State students understand and accept their responsibility to self, to others and to the community. Student conduct processes will engage students to consider accountability for their actions, understand and appropriately address harm created, and develop strategies for changing attitudes and behaviors that contribute to misconduct.

The student conduct process balances the needs and rights of students with the needs and expectations of the University and larger community. The student conduct process addresses allegations of misconduct through a continuum from informal responses to formal adjudication. Students are treated with care and respect while being afforded the opportunity to share their experience and perspective and receive an objective and fair process. Sanctions and interventions are designed to be educational and restorative in nature, promoting the University’s mission, and the Principles of Community.

Iowa State University students are responsible for knowing the information, policies and procedures outlined in Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect.

Strategic Goals

  • Review, develop, and enforce policies and procedures in support of a robust, student-centered learning environment, as aligned with the principles and legal standards of the University, Division, and profession.
  • Equitably administer the student disciplinary process and procedures to address student conduct.
  • Provide programs and services aimed at increasing awareness among students, faculty and staff of the Student Code of Conduct and other relevant policies and regulations related to student conduct, and that strive to minimize conduct violations.
  • Engage students through interventions that encourage self-reflection, accountability, healthy decision-making, and contribute to an enhanced educational experience, in support of student retention and success.

Learning Outcomes for students engaging with the Office of Student Conduct

  • Students will be able to identify where to locate the Student Code of Conduct and particular violations in the code.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the student disciplinary process.
  • Students will be able to articulate how their behavior impacted others.
  • Students will be able to articulate their decision-making process.
  • Students will be able to articulate connections between their values and decision-making.
  • Students will be able to identify resources available to them to promote future success.
  • Students will be able to articulate new or different strategies or skills to inform future decision-making and success.

2505 Union Drive
1010 Student Services Building
Ames, IA 50011

515-294-1020 phone
515-294-5670 fax            

Staff are available Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm during the academic year and 7:30am - 4:00pm during summer and breaks.

Sara Kellogg, Assistant Dean of Students for Strategic Partnerships, Operations, and Compliance & Director of Student Conduct

Liz Luiken, Assistant Director

Joel Hochstein, Assistant Director

Jennifer Gentile, Secretary II

The Office of Student Conduct would love to talk to you about your presentation needs.  Our staff has facilitated presentations for student organizations, staff, and classrooms on a variety of topics including academic integrity, alcohol and other drugs, and the student conduct process.

Presentation requests can be sent to knowthecode@iastate.edu

Please note: At this time, our office will be hosting presentations virtually.  Additionally, there are a variety of videos available in our resources section that students, staff, and faculty may utilize.