The student, who was charged with assault after she repeatedly used racial slurs at a black student on campus early Sunday morning, has been permanently banned from campus and could face additional charges, the University of Kentucky president said.
Sophia Rosing – who is no longer a student – was initially provisionally suspended and is now a non-student, permanently banned from campus and unable to re-enroll as a student, the University of Kentucky (UK) President Eli Capilouto said in a statement to the british community said.
“Even though she is no longer a student, we must continue our investigation,” Capilouto continued.
“This includes our cooperation in an investigation into the criminal charges that have been filed; Our Student Code of Conduct Disciplinary procedures and misconduct for racial harassment are reviewed by our Office of Institutional Justice and Equal Opportunity.
“As a community wholeheartedly committed to preventing racial violence, we must also be committed to holding people accountable for their actions. The processes we have in place are critical,” he continued.
On Tuesday, Rosing’s lawyer, Fred Peters, told CNN that she was planning to retire from the UK in the next few days and that she was “very embarrassed, very remorseful, very mortified”.
According to Kimberly Baird, the Fayette County Commonwealth Attorney, Rosing was charged with alcohol poisoning in a public place, fourth-degree assault with no visible injury, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree assault on a police officer or probation officer.