Off-campus behavior may lead to suspensions or cancellations of housing contracts

In an email from Assistant Dean and Director of Student Accountability Angela Ibrahim-Olin, the University of Iowa reiterated that students can held accountable for off-campus behavior.


Jenna Galligan

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor

The University of Iowa stated in an email to students on Tuesday that students who don’t comply with off-campus policies could face a canceled housing contract or university suspension.

Director of Media Relations Anne Bassett said in an email that the Office of Student Accountability is reviewing 24 alleged violations of the student agreement. At this time, no students have received sanctions.

The email sent from Assistant Dean and Director of Student Accountability Angela Ibrahim-Olin, said the Code of Student Life and Accountability Procedure will be used to respond. Students found engaging in behavior that the university has deemed, specifically gatherings where individuals are unable to maintain more than six-feet of physical distance

Students will be given the opportunity to change their behavior to align with campus expectations. If a student is found responsible for misconduct, development and educational efforts will be made by the university.

The announcement follows Iowa State University, which announced Aug. 21 that students would be held accountable for violating COVID-19 health and safety policies and standards after posts circled social media of students gathered, mask less, at 8:01 parties. Students at ISU who are found violating university policy are subject to suspension, according to the announcement.