IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Student Rights Specific to IAIA Rules and Regulations

Students shall be secure in their personal residential living area, papers and effects are not subject to unreasonable, illegal, or unauthorized searches and seizures. IAIA will not permit police searches of resident facilities except as authorized by law. The Dean of Students, or his/her designee, may authorize entry by a residential staff member to a residential living space when there is reasonable belief that illegal activities or violations of IAIA policies or regulations are taking place or for purposes of search or seizure of evidence. All entries to student rooms shall, to the extent possible and practicable, be made in the presence of the resident(s).

Students shall have the right to petition IAIA for redress of grievances, amendment of IAIA regulations, and modification of IAIA policies, according to established procedures of IAIA.


Enrollment at IAIA carries with it the expectation of being a responsible member of the campus community. Upon enrollment at IAIA, students are to maintain an atmosphere conducive to education and scholarship by respecting the personal safety and individual rights of all IAIA community members. Student conduct must be in accordance with accepted standards of social behavior and the rules, regulations and policies of IAIA.
A violation of IAIA policies, (which could be found in the 2014-15 Student Handbook) rules or regulations, or a student’s failure to participate in procedures for handling violations, may result in disciplinary action including the immediate loss of housing privileges and/or suspension or expulsion from the IAIA academic program. In a case of conflict between IAIA policies and another institution, IAIA policies will govern.

Each student must be aware of his/her responsibilities. Students are expected to assist in creating and maintaining an educational environment on campus which will assure fellow students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals without discrimination or unnecessary inconvenience and to assist in protecting the safety, welfare and property of the College community.


A student who engages in misconduct, including but not limited to any of the following acts, will be subject to disciplinary sanctions to include suspension or expulsion from the educational program, housing, or property, or any lesser authorized sanction of IAIA. Additionally, IAIA may contact federal, state and local law enforcement or officials it deems necessary and appropriate.

  1. Using or providing false documentation to the IAIA or to officials of the college in any form, written or verbal.
  2. Knowingly using, misrepresenting, or falsifying any school records, forms or procedures.
  3. Engaging in any form of academic dishonesty such as, plagiarism, cheating in examinations or course assignments, alteration of records, or possessing examinations prior to their administration.
  4. The theft of college property and/or possession thereof.
  5. Possessing or keeping any firearm, ammunition, explosive device or other weapon on IAIA property.
  6. Destroying or defacing IAIA property.
  7. Exhibiting behavior that threatens any person, harms or causes to place in harm any person, damages another’s reputation, or conducting oneself in a lewd, indecent, obscene or disorderly manner.
  8. Forcible or unauthorized entry into any building, structure, facility or room located on the premises of the Institute or on property owned or controlled by IAIA.
  9. Disregarding the reasonable directive, verbal or written, of a school official in the course of that official carrying out of his/her assigned duties.
  10. Violating the rules or policies governing residential living.
  11. The intentional false reporting of a bomb, fire or other emergency in any IAIA facility or property controlled by IAIA in any form, verbal, written or otherwise.
    The unauthorized alteration or misuse of any fire equipment, safety equipment or other emergency device which will result in a one hundred fifty dollar ($150) fine for the first offense.
  12. Violating any State, Federal or Municipal law while on property owned or controlled by the IAIA while engaged in any IAIA sponsored activity, including violations of any law while students are on IAIA sponsored outings or trips.
  13. Gambling.
  14. The unlawful use of college telephones.
  15. Unauthorized canvassing or solicitation.
  16. Using, possessing, making, or causing to be made, any key(s) for any IAIA building, room, or facility except as authorized.
  17. The production of audio sound through amplification or other means that unreasonably disturbs the peace of others; all of the foregoing are prohibited on the premises or property owned or controlled by IAIA, as well as during any IAIA sponsored activity.
  18. Posting, affixing, or attaching written material (posters, signs, handouts, brochures, pamphlets, etc.), on IAIA property or premises, including but not limited to trees, shrubbery, lands, building, etc. except as designated for such use.
  19. Violation of any IAIA policy.


IAIA students or recognized student organizations wishing to engage in, On Campus fund-raising activities or solicitation (e.g. raffles, art work sales, food sales, etc.) must first complete a Student Fund-Raising Request Form which must be approved and signed by the Dean of Students. This form is available on the Associated Student Government (ASG) bulletin board outside their office. On Campus Fund-raising may not include any type of door-to-door sales but may be permitted in approved public areas. Any door-to-door sales must be reported to the housing staff or Dean of Students as soon as possible.
IAIA students or recognized student organizations wishing to engage in fund-raising activities or solicitation Off Campus must also complete a Student Fund-Raising Request Form which must be approved and signed by the Dean of Students and the Director of Institutional Advancement.
Raffle Fund-Raisers: students must provide, on the Fundraising Request Form, the date the raffle will start and the draw date. They must also agree to publicly post the winners of the raffle. Students or student organizations may consult with the Dean of Students regarding fund-raising planning.



Student groups are responsible for conducting their activities in accordance with the Institute of American Indian Arts’ policies and regulations as applicable. Failure to accept group responsibilities may subject the group to permanent or temporary cancellation of official approval for the group, and/or use of facilities, probation or other appropriate action.