Student Discipline

“IHOPU Community Standards for Students” sets forth a basic code of conduct for faculty and students based on biblical, Christian values. If a student is found in violation(s) of the standards outlined in “IHOPU Community Standards for Students” and/or “Classroom Etiquette,” disciplinary action may be taken. IHOPU also reserves the right to address students regarding other behaviors that are viewed as destructive, unbiblical, or opposed to the mission of IHOPU and IHOPKC.

The descriptions of disciplinary actions provided below are intended to inform students of the range of possible consequences for failing to uphold the university’s standards of conduct. IHOPU seeks first and foremost to educate its students and thus makes decisions regarding disciplinary action from a godly and constructive perspective in a spirit of gentleness (Gal. 6:1). In each case, factors such as the nature and gravity of the incident, the motivation underlying the behavior, the student’s disciplinary history, the impact of the behavior on the community, and precedent in similar cases will be considered in determining the appropriate disciplinary action.

The disciplinary actions listed below may be used separately or in combination with one another. Failure to comply with any disciplinary action may result in further disciplinary measures.

Warning and Positive Actions

A student may receive an oral or written warning from an IHOPU leader after investigation of incidents has proved that action is warranted. The warning will identify the unacceptable behavior and outline the potential consequences for the student.

“Positive actions” are required activities intended to engage the student in a positive learning experience related to his or her inappropriate behavior. These actions allow the student to reflect upon his or her inappropriate behavior and/or learn why the behavior is inappropriate or unacceptable. This type of disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to, writing a paper, providing financial restitution for theft or damage of property, and engaging in some type of personal assessment, mediation, prayer, or personal ministry.

Limitations on Activities

Limitations on activities may be assigned when a student is on academic probation or is found in violation of IHOPU standards of conduct. Such limitations may include, but are not limited to, restriction from participation or membership in the SGA or other university organizations; restriction from participation in IHOPU or IHOPKC ministry trips and/or externships; restriction from membership on an IHOPU or IHOPKC worship team; prohibition from attendance at IHOPU or IHOPKC events; and restriction from all forms of contact with designated person(s).

Suspension

Suspension from the university involves the exclusion of the student from participation in any academic or other school-related activities for a specified period. Written notification of this action will be provided to the student and his/her parents or guardian if the student is a dependent. Suspension from the university involves the following: the action of suspension will be noted on the student’s academic transcript; depending on the designated period of suspension, the student may be withdrawn from all courses carried throughout the period of suspension; the student will forfeit his/her right to a tuition refund according to the normal refund schedule of IHOPU; the student must refrain from visiting the university premises unless engaged in official business approved in writing by the vice president of Student Affairs or his/her designee.

When a student has concluded the suspension period and completed the conditions accompanying the suspension, he/she may return to the university only after an affirmative decision has been made by IHOPU leadership.

Dismissal

Dismissal is the permanent exclusion of the student from the university. It involves the following: forfeiture of all rights and diplomas not actually conferred at the time of the dismissal; notification of the dismissal provided to the student and his/her parents or guardian if the student is a dependent; permanent notation of the dismissal on the student’s academic transcript; withdrawal from all courses; and forfeiture of refund of tuition according to the normal refund schedule of IHOPU. Any student dismissed from the university must refrain from visiting the university premises unless engaged in official business approved in writing by the vice president of Student Affairs.

Postponement of Certificates and Diplomas

IHOPU may postpone the conferring of any certificate or diploma upon a student pending the resolution of disciplinary procedures related to his/her conduct or actions.