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Appeals: All Resources

Academic Preparation Program

This program is designed to begin communicating with students during the admissions/application process and provide a comprehensive continuum of support once they begin their careers as UK students.

Academic Rights

Students attending the University of Kentucky have rights, and sometimes the rights afforded to them are violated.  Visit the Ombud's site for more information.

Alcohol Policy (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password are required).

This form was developed to assist students in submitting complaints and appeals.  Fill out all information and it will be directed to the appropriate office.

Blackboard Assistance

Blackboard is the learning management system (LMS, sometimes also referred to as a course management system) that has been selected by the University of Kentucky.

Cheating & Plagiarism (Academic Integrity)

All incidents of cheating and plagiarism are taken very seriously at the University of Kentucky, and there are specific policies and procedures in place to prosecute them.

Classroom Climate

Students attending the University of Kentucky have rights, and sometimes the rights afforded to them are violated.

Code of Student Conduct (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password are required).

This form was developed to assist students in submitting complaints and appeals.  Fill out all information and it will be directed to the appropriate office.

Computer Network Abuse

 As a UK student, faculty or staff member, if you ever suspect or witness an IT, computer or network security incident (or cyber-related crime) on campus or involving UK digital assets or if you are ever a victim of an IT, computer or network security incident, please do not hesitate to contact the UK IT Security Services team.

Computer-Related Crime

Contact the UK Police to report a crime.

Course Syllabus Disputes

The course syllabus is the first indicator of your instructor's expectations of the course and should offer you a detailed description of both course content and assignments. It functions as an academic "contract" between you and your instructor.

Dead Week Support & Concerns

The last week of a regular semester and the last three days of a summer session is called “dead week.” Below is a summary of the dead week policy. For the complete Senate Rule pertaining to Dead Week, see S.R. 5.2.4.6 (pdf). Note that Dead Week Rules apply only to undergraduate students.

Degree Audit (Plan your courses)

The APEX degree audit software will offer an opportunity to evaluate a student’s current progress within their respective degree program and minor. Also provided to students are the means to explore their options from among a list of degree programs, majors, and minors. The students’ exploration can extend to the planned course feature allowing each student to be prepared for both their scheduled advising session and registration period.

Dining Services (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password are required)

Fill out this form completely, and it will be routed to the correct department.

Disability Accommodations (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password are required).

Fill out the form completely, and it will be routed to the correct department.

Discrimination

The Dean of Students Office is comprised of the central office located in 513 Patterson Office Tower as well as a number of affiliated departments. The central office provides a wide range of services including those related to emergencies‚ notaries‚ and student conduct. Departments affiliated with the Dean of Students Office include Substance Education & Responsibility‚ Student Involvement‚ Disability Resource Center‚ Fraternity & Sorority Affairs‚ New Student & Parent Programs and Off-Campus Student Services.

Discrimination / Sexual Assault / Harassment Reports

There may be instances where students perceive that they are being discriminated against or sexually harassed. If you want to discuss either of these issues, you should contact either Patty Bender or Terry Allen in the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity.  The UK Counseling Center and the VIP Center offer counseling and support for affected students.

Drugs (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password required).

Fill out the form completely, and your information will be routed to the correct department.

Excused Absence Disputes

Throughout any given semester, illness and emergencies sometimes preclude students from attending class. However, there are specific rules that dictate whether these absences are excused. 

Faculty-Student Relations

FERPA / Student Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, is  a federal law that protects the privacy and confidentiality of personally identifiable  information contained within student education records.

Grade Disputes & Appeals

If students believe they were graded unfairly on a particular paper, test, or other assignment, or if they believe their final course grade is unfair, they are encouraged to share their concerns with the instructor of the course and/or the chair of the department where the course is taught.

Housing Assignments

Contact the Housing office for information on campus housing options.

Identity Theft / Security Matters

There are some common myths that may influence your online security practices. Knowing the truth will allow you to make better decisions about how to protect yourself.

Immigration, Visas, and Related Issues

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) in the Office of International Affairs, located in Bradley Hall, provides information and assistance regarding immigration matters related to the University of Kentucky.

LinkBlue / Passwords

The University of Kentucky Information Technology created the term "link blue" to define a directory account (user id and password) which can be used when connecting to many campus-wide systems, including myUK, Blackboard and APEX Degree Planner.

myUK

Student information and registration portal.

Nuisance Behavior & Disorderly Conduct

The University of Kentucky Dean of Students Office provides both administrative and educational services that support the personal and academic success of students.

Parking & Transportation

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is committed to serving the campus community through responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions at the University.  Use this page to access the complaints & appeals section of their website.

Residence Hall (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password required).

Fill out this form completely, and it will be routed to the correct department.

Roommates (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password required).

Fill out the form completely, and it will be directed to the correct department.

Sexual Harassment

There may be instances where students perceive that they are being discriminated against or sexually harassed. If you want to discuss either of these issues, you should contact either Patty Bender or Terry Allen in the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity.

Sexual Harassment (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password required).

Please fill out this form completely, and your submission will be routed to the correct department.

Student Judicial Process

Complaints and appeals forms from Student Affairs.

Student Rights & Responsibilities (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password is required)

Fill out this form, and it will be routed to the correct department.

Student Web Server (Electronic File Storage)

Student web spaces and online file storage options.

Technology Support (IT Service Desk)

The UKIT Service Desk site is here to help customers obtain services, ensure quality of service delivery, and facilitate communications between the customer and IT Staff.

Theft  (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password is required)

Fill out the form completely, and it will be routed to the correcy department.

Threats  (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password is required)

Fill out the form completely, and it will be routed to the correct department.

Transcripts / Student Records

Visit the registrar's site for questions about your transcripts & student records.

UK Board of Appeals

Questions and Answers about theUniversity Appeals Board and the Appeal Process at UK.

UKCore Appeal for Exceptions

To petition the General Education Exceptions Committee to accept one or more courses taken from other colleges or universities as meeting the requirements for one or more Graduation Writing, USP or UK Core courses, please select the appropriate form on this site.

University Appeals Board

Learn more about this board.

Violence (Complaints and appeals form. LinkBlue ID and password is required)

Fill out the form completely, and it will be directed to the appropriate department.

Waivers and Exemptions

Information from the Division of Undergraduate Education.