Student conduct incidents include any behavior that is not related to academic dishonesty. If you have questions about whether a behavior is considered a violation, please contact the Office of Student Conduct, Rights, and Advocacy, email@example.com or 859-572-5147.
If you are a student who believes you have been or are the victim of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or other sexual misconduct, you may report such conduct or file a complaint under Title IX with a Deputy Title IX Coordinator by completing this report. If you are a Responsible Employee, you have an obligation to report relationship violence, sexual misconduct or stalking to the university.
Faculty, staff, students, and guests are encouraged to use the online referral form to report behavior that they perceive as concerning, worrisome, or threatening. This report form can also be used for students experiencing hardship (such as a family emergency, personal illness or other difficult situation) and needs advocacy assistance. We will connect the student with resources to provide support and assistance. If you have questions about whether a behavior is considered concerning, please contact the Office of Student Conduct, Rights, and Advocacy, firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-572-5147
Students who believe they have either been the target of bias-motivated conduct or have witnessed a bias-motived incident against a fellow student should report such conduct using the online Bias-Motivated Incident Report form, located on the website of NKU's Office of Inclusive Excellence linked above. For more information contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at (859) 572-6630.
This accident incident report form should be used by all faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors to report ANY incident that either results in bodily injury, illness, or an accident that could have resulted in bodily injury (a near miss) that occured at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). This form must also be filled out to report property damage resulting from such an incident. Please make sure to read all information about the form before completing/submitting it.
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The Northern Kentucky University community deserves a healthy place in which to learn, work, live, and visit. A mindful campus environment involves continued awareness of various health risks and adverse environmental conditions. We support initiatives that enhance the well-being of our campus community consisting of faculty, staff, students, guests, visitors, and contractors. Violations of the tobacco free policy will be addressed by the appropriate administrative departments. Concerns about tobacco use will be respectfully addressed. Support resources are available for employees and students at the Wellness Website.
Students are encouraged to resolve complaints through existing NKU policies and procedures; however, should this approach fail or be inappropriate, students may submit written complaints to the office of Student Conduct, Rights & Advocacy through this link: Student Complaints Form
If the complaint/concern is a matter of safety, is a possible crime, or is an emergency, do not report it here; contact NKU Police at (859) 572-7777 (on-campus) or call 911 (off-campus).
Anonymous complaints can be submitted through this form, though if you do report
anonymously, it may limit NKU's ability to conduct a full investigation in an effort to resolve your matter of concern.
Once received, the complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate academic area or administrative unit for review. Complaints are respected and honored. No reprisals or retaliation shall be invoked against any student for processing, in good faith, a complaint or for participating in any way in these complaint procedures. All submissions will be kept confidential to the extent possible given the need to investigate the complaint, maintain campus safety, and comply with federal, state, or local mandates.”
To file a consumer complaint against a Kentucky postsecondary institution
Please write a letter to the address below or submit your complaint via email@example.com and include the following information:
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601
For students taking NKU courses in the State of Ohio
Ohio residents and out of state students residing in SARA states may choose to file a written complaint with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The ODHE is responsible for responding to non-instructional complaints against public, independent non-profit and proprietary institutions of higher education in Ohio.
You may also contact our accrediting agency the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) if you have a concern about the institutional accreditation status. The Commission’s complaint policy, procedures, and complaint form are available at: www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/complaintpolicy.pdf.