The following restorative actions may be imposed upon any student or registered student organization found responsible for a violation of the Code, from least severe to most severe. More than one restorative action may be imposed for any single Code violation.
Informal Warning: An Informal Warning is an oral or written warning to the Student or Registered Student Organization found responsible for a violation of the Code when the circumstances and severity of actions do not warrant the development of an official student conduct record. No official record of an informal warning is maintained as part of the Student’s or Registered Student Organization’s conduct file.
Official Warning: An Official Warning is a written notice to the Student or Registered Student Organization found responsible for a violation of the Code or UK policy. A record of an official warning is maintained as part of the Student’s or Registered Student Organization’s conduct file.
Housing Probation: Housing Probation is a designated period of time in which a Student or members of a Registered Student Organization that is housed in facilities maintained by University Housing are not considered in good standing with University Housing. Subsequent policy violations may result in more severe restorative actions.
Suspension of Housing Contract: Suspension of Housing Contract is the separation of the Student or members of the Registered Student Organization from facilities maintained by University Housing for a temporary or definite period of time, after which the Student or Registered Student Organization is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Subsequent policy violations may result in cancellation of housing contract.
Cancellation of Housing Contract: Cancellation of Housing Contract is a permanent separation of the Student or Registered Student Organization from facilities maintained by University Housing. Students or Registered Student Organizations dismissed from these facilities may not be eligible for readmission into any facilities maintained by University Housing.
Conduct Probation: Conduct Probation is a designated period of time in which a Student or Registered Student Organization is not considered in good standing with UK. Subsequent policy violations may result in more severe restorative actions, up to and including disciplinary suspension or expulsion from UK.
Educational Action: An Educational Action is a measure intended to educate the Student or members of the Registered Student Organization on their responsibilities to abide by the Code and learn from the violation in an educational way. Examples of educational actions include, but are not limited to: writing reflective or research papers, attending educational activities or substance education workshops, completing a prescribed number of community service hours, undergoing a counseling assessment, or taking community education classes.
Restitution: Restitution is a measure intended to compensate for the loss, damage, or injury caused by the Student or members of Registered Student Organization. This action may take the form of appropriate service, monetary compensation, or material replacement.
Administrative Referral: An Administrative Referral is a mandatory referral to another campus office/department to address concerns regarding a particular behavior or need. For example, a Student may be referred to the UK Counseling Center, Disability Resource Center, Community of Concern, or Off-Campus Student Services for additional assessment or recommendations.
Parental Notification: FERPA permits UK to notify a student’s parents if:
- The Student is under the age of twenty-one (21) and has violated any law or UK policy related to alcohol or controlled substances; or
- The Student is considered a threat to him/herself or to others, or there is a need to protect the health and safety of the Student.
Placement of Holds: A disciplinary hold on a Student’s record may be applied when a Student:
- Is not presently enrolled at UK and a conduct meeting or hearing is pending;
- Has a pending conduct case that must be resolved prior to graduation;
- Has failed to complete restorative actions by the assigned deadlines;
- Is suspended or expelled from UK; or
- Presents behavior that puts self or the UK Community at risk.
Withholding Degree: UK may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the student conduct process, including the completion of all restorative actions imposed, if any.
Revocation of Admission and/or Degree: Admission to, or a degree awarded from, UK may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of UK standards in gaining admission or obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a Student prior to graduation. A recommended action of revocation of a degree will be referred to the Board of Trustees for final action. (See KRS 164.240)
Note: Revocation of admission or a degree under this Code is a separate and distinct action from sanctions that may be imposed under the UK Senate Rules for academic misconduct, (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, etc.)
Revocation of Registered Student Organization Status: Revocation of Registered Student Organization Status is a designated period of time in which a Registered Student Organization is not recognized by UK and does not receive designated privileges defined by Administrative Regulation 4:1, Registration of Student Organizations.
Social Suspension: Social Suspension is the loss of specified UK privileges or extracurricular institutional activities for a designated period of time, except for attendance in classes in which officially enrolled and privileges that are necessary or required (e.g. libraries, extracurricular lectures, work-study).
Interim Suspension: In certain circumstances, the Vice President for Student Affairs (APSAL) may impose an interim suspension from UK Premises upon receiving a complaint and prior to the completion of the student conduct process. An interim suspension may be imposed to:
- Ensure the safety and well-being of members of the UK Community or preserve UK property;
- Ensure the Student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being; or
- Ensure that normal operations of UK are not disrupted.
Disciplinary Suspension: Disciplinary Suspension is the separation of the Student from UK for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
Disciplinary Expulsion: Disciplinary Expulsion is permanent separation of the Student from UK.