As a result of the State of Iowa Public Health Disaster Emergency issued by Iowa Governor Reynolds on March 17, 2020, the University of Iowa has directed all employees outside of UI Health Care and Student Health, to work remotely unless the critical function they provide must be completed on campus. At this time, the Office of Student Accountability, will be working remotely. With this in mind, the office in 203 Iowa Memorial Union will NOT be open at this time.

The services provided by our office will not change in substance but may change in delivery. We will be continuing to answer calls and respond to emails as well as work on supporting students and campus partners through remote meeting options. Please understand that due to this shift in the way we deliver our services, there may be some delays in response. As we continue moving forward, we will update this FAQ as our circumstances change and our practices evolve to meet the mission of the Office of Student Accountability and the University of Iowa.

Is the Office Open?

Although our staff are working remotely, or work will continue. Staff members are available as usual during normal business hours, but reachable only by phone, Skype for Business, or email. To reach any available person in the office, please call our main line at 319-335-1527.

Name

Title

Email

Office of Student Accountability

Main Office

dos-accountability@uiowa.edu

Angela Ibrahim-Olin

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Accountability

Angela-ibrahim-olin@uowa.edu

Kristal Gibson

Associate Director of Student Accountability

Kristal-gibson@uiowa.edu

Anita Cory

Assistant Director for Organization Misconduct

Anita-cory@uiowa.edu

Krista Kronstein

Title IX Investigator

Krista-kronstein@uiowa.edu

Paige Townley

Student Misconduct Investigator

Paige-townley@uiowa.edu

Genea Bean

Administrative Support

Genea-bean@uiowa.edu

 

My conduct case is still open and unresolved. What will happen?

We are proceeding with our work. We are conducting meetings by phone or Zoom. It may take us a bit longer to move your case forward through our process as we adjust to working remotely, but conducting a fair, thorough, and efficient process is still our goal. We appreciate your understanding as we adjust our processes to meet these ever-changing circumstances. If you have specific questions about your case, feel free to reach out to the investigator assigned to your case. If you are not sure who that is, please contact the Office of Student Accountability main office.

I have sanctions that I need to complete. What should I do?

We understand that other circumstances may be affecting our students’ ability to complete their sanctions on time. If you have specific questions, please email the investigator assigned to your case to discuss your circumstances.

Student Wellness: Student Wellness will be holding meetings via Zoom for BASICS, PIECES, and Evaluations. Students should complete the CALENDLY link provided in the email from Student Wellness to schedule their appointments. If you need help finding this, please contact our main office for assistance.

Look Once Think Twice: All sessions of LOTT have been canceled for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. If you were scheduled for a LOTT session, your sanction has been marked as completed. You will not be fined for not attending.

Critical MASS: All students who have been assigned Critical MASS should have received outreach from the program’s coordinator. If you have not received a mentor prior to the shift to virtual learning, your sanction has been marked as completed. For those who have received mentors, you are encouraged, but not required to continue meeting virtually. Mentors have been in contact with the program’s coordinator to discuss plans moving forward. For any questions regarding this sanction, please email dos-criticalmass@uiowa.edu.

If you have a question regarding another sanction, please contact the main office at 319-335-1527.

I need to report an incident or make a complaint.

As always, we ask you to submit your incident report to https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofIowa&layout_id=1. This link can also be found by visiting http://dos.uiowa.edu and clicking on “report a concern.” Although this form allows users to submit a report without providing their name or contact information, please understand that our options for acting on anonymous reports are limited. At a minimum, we ask reporters to provide contact information so that we can verify the authenticity of the submission.

You may use this form to report an incident or alleged violation by a student under the Code of Student Life. You may also use this form to report a concern for an individual of the University Community.

Our first concern is always the safety and wellbeing of students. If you or anyone you know feels unsafe or is in danger, please call 911 or if you are on campus or in Iowa City, call University police at 319-335-5022.

I need a disciplinary record check or Dean Clearance Letter

Our office can still process your request. While our office in the IMU is not open, you are welcome to scan and email these documents to dos-accountability@uiowa.edu. For those that have an iPhone, there is a scanner imbedded in your notes app. If you do not have access to scanning, please contact our office for more direction on how to get the forms to us. For more information on how this process works, please see: https://dos.uiowa.edu/policies/dean-clearance-letters/.

I called the main telephone number, but no one answered.

During normal business hours (8:00 am- 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday) multiple staff members will be monitoring the main phone number to pick up calls. If you call and reach the voicemail, it is because all available staff members are presently working with other students or on another call.

While it may be tempting to hang up and continue calling back repeatedly until a staff member is available to answer the phone, a better strategy is to leave a voice message or send an email. Multiple staff members in the office monitor the voicemail and it is often a faster way to receive a response as we WILL return your call. When you leave a voice message, please provide us with your full name, your student ID number, a brief description of how we can help you, and the best number to reach you at.

What if this did not answer my questions?

We’re sorry to hear that your question was not answered after reading this document. Feel free to call our main line at 319-335-1527 and we will be happy to answer any remaining questions you have.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition to working remotely. The health and safety of the University community is the most import aspect to us.