Every college in Kentucky has a set of rules, formally known as a “code of conduct.” In this code is a set of rules that are put in place to maintain a safe and disruption-free campus environment. At each school, this code will obviously look different, so check your school's student handbook for clarification on the rules you're expected to follow.
At the majority of schools in Kentucky, accusations for violating any of the rules within the code of conduct will lead to a disciplinary proceeding. The ultimate goal of a proceeding, whether it is conducted in the form of a hearing or any other process, is to determine whether or not an accused student is “responsible” for violating school rules. It's very important for accused students to understand that a responsible determination for even a seemingly minor violation can get you in serious trouble. Trouble that has proven to not only derail the progress you've made in your college career but your professional life down the line as well.
All disciplinary violation allegations, regardless of how serious or minor they may seem, should be taken seriously. If you've been accused of a violation, don't hesitate to seek guidance from an experienced Kentucky advisor.
Common Code of Conduct Violations
Academic misconduct is one of the most common violations that students are accused of committing. Cheating on a test, plagiarizing in an essay, or merely being complicit in any act that could constitute academic misconduct could lead to consequences as severe as expulsion.
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