Here you will find NKU’s Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, a flowchart that outlines the conduct process, as well as resources to support you as a student involved in the conduct process.

In order for the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy to discuss details of any student’s disciplinary records, the student must give permission to do so.

It should be understood that, at the post-secondary level, parent(s)/guardian(s) do not have automatic access to the student’s educational record. A student may sign a waiver with our office which would allow for more open communication between the university, the student and parent(s)/guardian(s).  Signing the waiver is only a short term release of the student's educational record at the University. The waiver is available here, but can only be completed in the Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy office during business hours in order to verify the identity of the student

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Graduate Student Honor Code and Appeals Policy

Policies and Guidelines

 

NKU Student Disciplinary Process Flowchart

NKU Student Disciplinary Process Flowchart (text version)

An incident report or complaint is received:

Action taken: 

  1. Interim measures taken (if necessary) and duty to warn assessed or 
  2. Investigation takes place or 
  3. Case is dismissed and information is kept on file

If an investigation takes place and
If the decision is to charge the student or student organization then there is an:

  1. Administrative hearing (one on one with hearing officer) or
  2. Student conduct board hearing (hearing panel of faculty, staff and student)

Else if the decision is NOT to charge student or student organization then the case is dismissed and information is kept on file.

Once there is a decision to charge and the hearing has been conducted the:

  1. Student or student organization is found NOT responsible for charges or
  2. Student or student organization is found responsible for charges

In either case the student or student organization can appeal the decision with these possible outcomes:

  1. Decision upheld
  2. Decision modified
  3. Decision overturned
For futher information about appeal processes and procedures, please see the
NKU Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Section VIII - Disciplinary Procedures.