Students, faculty, staff, and administrators at NKU strive to achieve the highest standards of scholarship and integrity. Any violation of the Undergraduate (or Graduate) Student Honor Code is a potentially serious offense because it threatens the quality of scholarship and undermines the integrity of the community. All NKU faculty members are encouraged to report incidents of academic misconduct to the office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy. While academic in scope, a violation of the NKU Honor Code may be considered a violation of the NKU Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and will follow the adjudication processes described therein.
Through the NKU Honor Code, students who are responsible for academic misconduct may receive sanctions, including, but not limited to, a final grade of “F,” or removal from the course in which the violation occurs. Repeated violations of the NKU Honor Code, or when suspension or expulsion from NKU may be a possible outcome of the violation, the incident will be referred to the office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy for further adjudication.
Before you submit a report, please consult the Undergraduate Honor Code or Graduate Student Honor Code and be prepared to attach a copy of the relevant course syllabus, any relevant student work/documentation of the violation, and any subsequent appeal documentation (if applicable).
Contact the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy at (859) 572-5147 for more information.
Any information that you learn while speaking with a disruptive student privately should be handled in a confidential manner. You may only discuss the case with campus officials who have a legitimate educational interest such as your Department Chair or the Dean of Students. The privacy of a students educational records (i.e. grades, reports of misconduct, etc.) is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). For more information contact the Dean of Students.
The NKU Community Care Team, formerly the Students of Concern Committee, is the behavioral intervention team for the Northern Kentucky University and is interdisciplinary in its makeup. The NKU Community Care Team members provide guidance to the Student Conduct, Rights & Advocacy (SCRA) staff on reports received related to students experiencing academically or socially disruptive situations and concerns. The NKU Community Care Team meets regularly during the academic year to provide guidance to SCRA staff on these reports and to advance collaborative solutions for the NKU campus community.
The NKU Community Care Team is charged with:
To share information related to a student that may need supportive outreach or assistance navigating life circumstances, or to review resources aroudn supporting such students at NKU, please visit the NKU Community Care website.