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The Office of Student Conduct, Rights & Advocacy (SCRA) at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) encourages students to live and learn in a way that is consistent with NKU’s Core Values and the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Through the student conduct process, educational outreach efforts, as well as by supporting students’ success, SCRA prepares students to be engaged stewards of the NKU community.

Our team values accountability, caring, equity, fairness, and well-being. We feel that these values are an extension of, and align with, our strategic role in the division of student affairs at NKU.

We have designed our website to be a valuable resource for students, parents, legal professionals and the University community. Hopefully many of your questions will be answered and if you have any remaining ones, please feel free to contact us at 859-572-5147 or at

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Dr. Bob Alston

A message from Dean of Students, Dr. Bob Alston

To elevate the Division of Student Affairs goals to protect students’ rights and educate the community about their responsibilities to one another, the Office of Student Conduct, Rights & Advocacy is being reorganized to better serve our community. Our team’s values remain the same, and we appreciate your understanding in this of transition.

Effective 8/1/2022, Dr. Bob Alston will serve as Dean of Students and oversee two newly created offices:

  • Community Standards & Care (x5147)
    • Javance Sinclair will serve as Director of Community Standards & Care
    • Julie Bridewell will continue to serve as the Coordinator for Case Management
  • Student Conduct (x7990)
    • A national search will begin shortly to fill this Director role.  Please contact Dr. Bob Alston with questions about this office until a staffing announcement is made.

We are excited to enhance our student development, progression, and success outcomes for all students through this shift. All information on these sites is still relevant to the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and the goals of our community care and student conduct initiatives.  If you have questions about this website, please contact Dr. Bob Alston.

In response to the rapidly-changing situation and to help our students in need during this unprecedented time, NKU has created the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, supported by the generosity of our donors.

To learn more about the students who have been awarded money from this fund, please visit the Student Emergency Fund success stories website.



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(859) 572-5147

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