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Mission and Goals

The University of Kentucky (UK) is committed to promoting a safe, healthy, student-centered, and inclusive community.  UK strives to create an environment where students can engage in academic inquiry,  campus life, and develop lives of purpose and meaning.  

The student conduct process supports UK’s goals by:   

  1. Promoting personal responsibility and peer accountability; 
  2. Encouraging students to consider the impact of their actions on themselves, their peers, and  the UK Community; 
  3. Empowering students to address any conflict that may arise in a safe, respectful, and socially conscious manner;
  4. Collaborating with the UK community with regard to student conduct matters; and
  5. Educating the UK community about student rights and responsibilities related to the Code 

The student conduct process helps students learn, mature, and develop greater self-awareness while balancing the needs of the UK community.  When student behavior does not model UK’s values, the student conduct process is used to uphold the standards of UK. The Code of Student Conduct (Code) promotes the core values of UK, including integrity, respect, responsibility and accountability, and sense of community.

Code of Student Conduct

Administrative Regulation 4:10 - Code of Student Conduct promotes the core values of the UK, including integrity, respect, responsibility and accountability, and sense of community. The Code outlines the rights for students and student organizations, the standards of conduct for all students and student organizations, and the procedures for determining violations.

Code of Student Conduct

Definitions in the Process

There are several terms used with the Code of Student Conduct or within the Office of Student Conduct that may be unfamiliar. Here is a list of common terms and their definitions that may help you better understand the Code or the student conduct process.

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Conflict Resolution

On a campus community of more than 35,000 people, we will all encounter different perspectives, behaviors, and beliefs with everyone we meet. Disagreements will happen as we spend time with one another, whether it’s a roommate, friend, classmate, or professor.

Conflict Resolution Resources