Code of Student Conduct

An updated Code of Student Conduct was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 24th, 2016,

To summarize, key changes to the Code are as follows:

  • The inclusion of the UK Creed as a foundational value of the UK student conduct process
  • User-friendly language reflective of best practices in the student conduct field
  • Compliance with recent interpretations of federal, state, and local laws (e.g., Title IX, Clery Act, etc.)
  • A clearly defined scope that applies to both on- and off-campus behavior
  • The inclusion of UK’s affirmative consent policy
  • Updated standards of conduct that represent model behaviors of the UK community
  • The addition of an amnesty policy related to alcohol and drug-related emergencies
  • The inclusion of alternative conflict resolution (e.g., mediation, restorative conferences, restorative justice circles) and an all-student hearing board to resolve incidents involving any registered student organization as procedural resolution options

We are hoping the updated Code will continue to move us towards a healthier climate for accountability and conflict resolution, and we are looking forward to working with the campus community to promote the new policies and procedures.  

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