University of Kentucky student Sophia Rosing got permanently banned from campus, and she will not be eligible to re-enroll as a student, according to a statement from UK President Eli Capilouto.
President Capilouto sent the following message to campus Wednesday afternoon:
“We have pledged to keep you informed regarding our response to the racist assault captured on video last Sunday on our campus. I want to emphasize that this behavior was disgusting and devastating to our community. Ms. Rosing is no longer a student at the University of Kentucky. Within hours of learning about this incident, we suspended her on an interim basis — a move that banned her from campus during our investigation. I have also determined that she will not be eligible to re-enroll as a student. She is permanently banned from the campus. We must continue our investigations. That includes our cooperation with an investigation into criminal charges filed; our Code of Student Conduct disciplinary proceedings and… racial harassment misconduct being reviewed by our Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity. Further charges could be forthcoming based on these investigations. As a community working to prevent racist violence, we also must be committed to holding people accountable for their actions. The processes we have in place are essential. I will be sharing the next steps soon. Thank you for being a community that cares.”
Sophia Rosing went viral this week after a ten-minute video of her harassing, physically abusing, and yelling racial slurs at Kylah Spring hit social media platforms earlier this week.
Rosing was arrested and faces charges of alcohol intoxication in a public place, 3rd-degree assault of a police officer, 4th-degree assault, and 2nd-degree disorderly conduct.
She pleaded not guilty through her lawyer. Her bail was kept at $10,000 cash and was posted already.