Welcome to the home of KU’s Know the Code campaign.  This campaign is designed to educate the KU community on the policies, rights, and responsibilities that apply to all Jayhawks.  Knowing the Code can help any student navigate their Jayhawk experience with confidence and ensure success and safety.

What’s the process behind the Code?
  • The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities was originally adopted by the Student Senate, approved by the Chancellor in 1970, and revised in 1986 and biannually thereafter for the University of Kansas, Lawrence campus. The Code is subject to amendment by the Student Senate with the approval of the Chancellor. Any activity, policy, rule or regulation for the implementation of this code is subject to the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Regents as provided by law and the University Senate Code.
    • The Code was last revised by Student Senate May 7, 2014, with revisions approved by Chancellor on July 22, 2014, effective on August 5, 2014.
    • 11/24/2014: Clarification on Title IX jurisdiction
    • 12/02/2014: Updated keywords for better search functionality.
To whom does the Code apply?
  • All students of the University of Kansas.  This includes registered organizations!
  • The term “student” includes all persons enrolled at the University as defined above. This also includes individuals who confirm their intent to enroll in programs, those attending orientation sessions, and those that were enrolled at the date of an alleged incident. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the student code or who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the university are considered “students.”
What happens when the Code is violated?
What are the most typical Code violations at KU?
  • During academic year 2013-2014 there were 448 Alcohol & Drug Policy violations.  The large majority of Code violation reports involve violations of the Alcohol & Drug Policy.
  • You can find a summary of all Code violations here: https://studentaffairs.ku.edu/violations-summary


Report an Incident

To report an incident, fill out the Incident Report Form.

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