APPENDIX R – Requirement to Disclose Felony Conviction or Charge after Admission

Ball State University is concerned with the safety and achievement of its students and employees. Out of that concern, the University requires students who have been charged with or convicted of a felony after being admitted to report immediately that felony charge or conviction to the Office of Student Conduct (located in Student Center L-4; phone 765-285-5036; email

As noted in section 3.5 of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, persons “may be subject to the University sanctions for the same conduct, in accord with established policies and procedures, when the conduct is in violation of a University rule which is important to the continuing protection of other members of the University or to the safeguarding of the educational process. At the discretion of University officials, disciplinary action under this Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities may proceed in advance of or during the pendency of criminal proceedings. Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities shall not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same set of facts giving rise to University rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant.”

Disclosing a felony charge or conviction will not result in an automatic separation from the University. Any disciplinary action that is taken will take place according to procedures noted in section 6.5 of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Discovery of a student’s failure to immediately report a felony charge or conviction as required in this policy may result in an interim suspension (outlined in section 6.5.4 of the Code of  Student Rights and Responsibilities) from the University pending a formal hearing.