Right to Privacy (Other)


  1. A Student has the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures of person and possessions while on UK property unless said search and seizure is conducted in accordance with state and federal laws.  In cases of imminent danger or when there are reasonable grounds upon which to believe it is necessary to conduct a search immediately in order to protect life or property, searches may be conducted in the presence of the Dean of Students or another University Official acting as the Dean of Students’ authorized representative.
  2. University Health Service medical, surgical, and mental health records and information are maintained in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Health records are strictly confidential and are not released to anyone without the Student's knowledge and signed authorization.  Student mental health records are maintained separately in a confidential file.  If it becomes apparent in the course of treatment that the Student is likely to cause injury to self or others, pertinent information regarding the specific situation to this extent may be revealed for protection of the Student or others, and such information will be limited to that which is directly pertinent to the reduction of that danger.