As a result of the Kentucky Campus Due Process Protection Act (HB 290), signed into law on April 8, 2022, and effective as of July 1, 2022, the University of Kentucky ‘s Code of Student Conduct is currently under revision. To the extent that the current Code is not consistent with HB 290, which can be found here, HB 290 will control. The current Code can be found here.
The Office of Student Conduct is operating in-person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Office of Student Conduct is continuing to review and respond to reports during this time.
Please complete a report if you have a concern regarding a university community member.
Report a concern
The Office of Student Conduct can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 859-257-3755.
If you call during normal business hours and the phone is not answered, please leave a detailed message so that we may return your call. Email is the best form of communication during this time.
On this website, you will find helpful publications and resources which may assist you in understanding the University’s expectations for responsible student behaviors, and the rights, responsibilities, resources, and procedures contained within the student conduct process.
Student Conduct Records can be obtained through the following processes:
Current/former student requesting their personal records:
Complete the Records Request Form
Include a copy of your signed release form (if applicable) or include a link to an online form to be completed by OSC.
You will receive a response back from the Office of Student Conduct within three (3) business days. You may be asked to provide more information in order to confirm your identity prior to completing your request.
Outside Party requesting a student’s records:
Complete the Records Request Form.
Attach the student’s signed release to the request form
You will receive a response back from the Office of Student Conduct within three (3) business days via email.
If you have any questions or would like to further discuss your request, please email email@example.com.
Specific online forms (Bar Applications or Dean Certifications):
Specific forms related to background checks or Dean Certification can be submitted through the Records Request Form.
Attach the form to be complete to the request form.
If the form is embedded in a website, please include the URL in the request form or email to URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Student Conduct is committed to promoting a safe, healthy, student-centered, and inclusive community. OSC takes issues that arise in the university community seriously. In order to receive a timely response to your concern, please follow the steps below regarding the issue you may be experiencing.
- > Report Unsafe Student Behavior Related to COVID-19 Guidelines – Submit a report to the Office of Student Conduct via the incident reporting form.
- > Conflict in the Residence Halls: Contact your Resident Director or submit a report via the incident reporting form.
- > Conflict on Campus (non-residential)/Off-campus: Submit a report to the Office of Student Conduct via the incident reporting form.
- > Issues completing a Restorative Action: Email email@example.com or call 859-257-3755. You can also reach directly out to your conduct officer via email.
- > Experienced an Incident that May be a Violation of University Policy: Submit a report to the Office of Student Conduct via the incident reporting form.
- > Experience a Bias Incident - Submit a report to Bias Incident Support Services.
- > Discrimination/Harassment/Sexual Misconduct - Submit a report to the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity.
- > General Student Complaints and Grievances - Complete the Student Complaint and Grievance Form.
The forms listed in this section are not generally monitored during non-business hours. If there is an emergency, call 911. You can also reach UK Police Department at (859) 257-8573 (Non-Emergency)
Holds are placed on students’ accounts due to not participating in a conduct meeting or not completing restorative actions Prior to calling the Office of Student Conduct to have a hold lifted, consider the following:
Are there any restorative actions you can complete without assistance?
- > Have you emailed those items to your conduct officer or the Office of Student Conduct at firstname.lastname@example.org?
Is there an issue with signing up for an alcohol or drug course?
- > Contact the Office of Student Conduct (email@example.com) to discuss this with a staff member.
- > Refer to the Student Wellness Center website for more information on how to register for the courses.
If you need to reschedule a conduct meeting that you missed, please contact the Office of Student Conduct (Email - firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone - 859-257-3755) or your conduct officer. The hold will be removed from your account following the meeting.
View UK's Code of Conduct Covid-19 FAQs
I've received a Covid-19 Vaccination, do I still need to complete a Covid-19 test?
- Yes, students are still required to complete ongoing testing requirements, regardless of their vaccination status. Questions regarding testing requirements should be directed to UK Health Corps at email@example.com or 859-218-SAFE (7233).
What happens if a student fails to complete their symptoms checks?
- Students will be contacted to encourage them to complete the symptoms check. Repeatedly failure to complete the check may result in an informal conduct meeting.
Can students comply with the symptoms check prior to their scheduled informal meeting?
- Yes! If a student receives a letter from the Office of Student Conduct scheduling an informal meeting, completing the symptoms check prior to the meeting will cause the meeting to be cancelled and charges dismissed. However, if there is a need in the future to schedule an informal meeting, that meeting will not be canceled and the student conduct meeting will take place.
What happens if I refuse to wear a face covering on campus?
- Face coverings are required in all public spaces on campus, including inside the classroom, buildings, and in heavily trafficked spaces outside on campus. If the Office of Student Conduct receives a report of a refusal of a student for wearing face coverings in public places while on campus, a conduct officer will schedule a meeting with the student in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct and/or University Housing Community Standards.
What happens if I refuse to physically distance on campus?
- Physical distancing is vital to stopping the spread of COVID-19. If the Office of Student Conduct receives a report regarding someone who fails to maintain proper physical distance from others when in public, a conduct officer will schedule a meeting with the student in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct and/or University Housing Community Standards.
Are students expected to follow local health department directives?
- Yes, Students are expected to follow any public health directive (including, but not limited to: quarantine orders, isolation orders, and contact tracing) issued or requested by UK Health Corps, Fayette County Health Department, or any other local/county health department. Public health directives should be followed until completed or altered by the issuing agency. Failing to follow these directives may be a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
What happens if students and/or Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) host gatherings that do not follow current guidelines (number of people in attendance, social distancing, wearing face coverings, etc.)?
- Students and RSOs can both be charged with violations of the Code of Student Conduct. If a Student or RSO creates a condition where they have put others at risk or harmed someone else, such as hosting a large gathering or not following state, local, or University guidance, those involved may be in violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Possible violations could include 6. L. Harm and Threat of Harm, 6. AA. Violations of Law or other UK Policies, and/or BB. Failure to Follow UK COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. Harm and Threat of Harm includes physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, force, or other conduct that causes injury or a reasonable expectation of injury to the physical or mental health or safety of another person. Up to date information related to the guidelines can be found utilizing the following links:
Where can I report someone who is refusing to follow public health guidelines?
- Reports can be submitted via the incident reporting form.
If I report someone, will they know I reported them?
- Any student who is charged with violation of the Code of Student Conduct and/or University Housing Community Standards has the right to know the identity of the person or persons that reported the behavior to the Office of Student Conduct and/or the Office of Residence Life.
Can I submit an anonymous report?
- Yes, reports can be submitted anonymously; however, this may limit to ability of the Office of Student Conduct to appropriately address the reported concerns. It is helpful to include specific details about the concern and supporting documentation such as pictures, screenshots, etc., to support the reported concern/behavior, when available.
Could I be interimly suspended or face disciplinary suspension for not following public health guidelines or failing to comply with self-isolation?
- The University takes the health and safety of the campus community seriously. Those who continually fail to comply with guidelines, or those who deliberately fail to comply with the recommendations of medical professionals to self-isolate or quarantine may be suspended in order to protect the health and safety of the larger community.
Will my conduct meeting be online?
- Yes, all student conduct meetings will take place on Zoom. In-person meetings can be requested by contacting the Office of Student Conduct at 859-257-3755 or by reaching out directly to your conduct officer. All parties will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment for any in-person meetings.