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What are the most common student conduct code violations or crimes involving alcohol?
The most common violations involving alcohol include Possessing Alcohol While Under the Legal Age (PAULA) and Public Intoxication. It is illegal to possess alcohol in Iowa if you are under 21. Read more.


How is assault between or involving college students investigated?
Assaults involving University of Iowa Students that occur on campus are investigated by the University of Iowa Police. Assaults that involve a Student that occur off campus are investigated by the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction of that area. Read more.

Destruction of Property

What is the definition of destruction of property?
In Iowa, intentionally destroying, damaging or defacing the property of another is know as criminal mischief. Read more.

Domestic Violence

What is the legal definition of domestic violence?
Domestic violence is any assault that is committed between two people who have any of the following relationships: Family or household members who are related, separated or... Read more.


What is the definition of drug possession on campus? What constitutes drug charges?
Possessing drugs is defined as having any illegal drug, or any prescription drug without being the holder of a valid prescription, in your personal possession. Read more.

Drunk Driving

How is Drunk Driving defined in Iowa?
Drunk Driving in Iowa is legally known as Operating While Intoxicated, or OWI. Read more.

Fake I.D.

What are the most common charges associated with a fake ID?
The law creates two separate crimes that are commonly referred to as "fake ID" in Iowa. The first is "Possession of a Fictitious ID". Read more.


What constitutes harassment?
Under Iowa law, a person commits harassment when, with intent to intimidate, annoy, or alarm another person, the person does any of the following... Read more.

If You're Arrested

How should I deal with police encounters?
If you are stopped by the police, be polite and respectful. The police make the decision whether to arrest you or not, and treating them with respect goes a long way in making the interaction end well for you. Read more.

Noise Violation

Can I be charged with a noise complaint violation from the University if I live off-campus?
Because Disorderly House is a criminal offense, it is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could result in sanctions from the university. Read more.


Can I get in trouble for pornography at the University of Iowa?
Possession of Illegal pornography is a serious crime that would result in serious consequences from the University. Read more.

Residential Conduct & Community Standards

Do my college or university’s policies on residential conduct apply only if i live in a residence hall?
The University Code of conduct applies wherever a student is located. University Housing and Dining policies apply only in residence halls... Read more.

Sexual Misconduct / Harassment / Assault

What are the definitions of sexual assault, misconduct and harassment?
Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is committed without consent or by force, intimidation, coercion, or manipulation... Read more.


What should I do if I feel I am being stalked?
If you feel you are being stalked, you should contact law enforcement. Read more.


What are the consequences of theft?
Theft is defined as taking the property of another, without their permission, and with the intent to permanently deprive them of it. Read more.


What is the definition of a threat?
A threat is telling a person that you are going to do some act that you have no legal right to do. Read more.


What are the consequences for trespassing?
Trespassing is a simple misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $65 to $625 and up to 30 days in jail. Read more.


What are the University of Iowa’s consequences for weapon disciplinary charges?
Students who violate the university’s weapons policy can face sanctions including fines, non-academic probation, suspension and up to expulsion from the University. Read more.


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