Sep 21, 2023
LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 21, 2023) – With a new semester underway, the University of Kentucky is empowering the campus community to learn more about their rights and responsibilities.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take a moment and review the recently updated Code of Student Conduct, which outlines the expectations and standards that uphold the UK community — both on and off campus.
The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for ensuring students alleged of policy violations are afforded a fair process — in which they can share their side and are made aware of decisions regarding their disciplinary standard.
The code is an important tool in protecting student rights, including due process, and affirming student responsibilities. It upholds the standards of conduct and institutional values expected of UK students and promotes a safe, healthy and inclusive community.
Every five years, the university conducts a standard review of this code as required by Administrative Regulation 4:10. A committee – comprised of the Office for Student Success, legal counsel and student and faculty representatives – convened last June for this purpose.
On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, Libby Hogan, UK’s director of Student Conduct talks with Dean of Students Trisha Clement-Montgomery about the importance of the code, why changes were necessary, and the efforts the Office of Student Conduct makes to help students understand and navigate their rights within the campus community.
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