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Sophia Rosing is PERMANENTLY kicked out of University of Kentucky for hurled N-word at Black student

'We condemn this behavior and will not tolerate it under any circumstances,' stated the university
UPDATED NOV 10, 2022
Sophia Rosing banned from the campus of University of Kentucky (Facebook/Fred Davenport, Fayette County Detenti)
Sophia Rosing banned from the campus of University of Kentucky (Facebook/Fred Davenport, Fayette County Detenti)

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Sophia Rosing, a student at the University of Kentucky and a native of Fort Mitchell, has been permanently banned from the university and will not be permitted to reapply for admission, according to a statement from university president Eli Capilouto. Rosing was caught on camera behaving aggressively and physically abusing Black student Kylah Spring while calling her racist slurs.

On November 6, Sunday night, Kylah Spring, who was working her night shift at the front desk of the resident hall, claimed to have witnessed Rosing attempting to enter the building while intoxicated at around 1 am. Spring claimed that as part of her duties, she is required to contact a resident advisor (RA) so that they can check on the welfare of the intoxicated individual and compile a report to record the incident. Rosing allegedly grew aggressive while waiting for a response from an RA. Rosing began yelling racial slurs, saying, "You're a (N-word) and a b****," as Spring tried to prevent Rosing from using the elevators in the dorm. The university claimed that Rosing will not be permitted to re-enroll as a student, and they have chosen to permanently ban her from the campus.


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Rosing was arrested when police arrived at the dorm. She allegedly tried to attack the officer who was arresting her. Rosing is accused of multiple offenses, including two counts of assault, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. Fred Peters, Rosing's lawyer, claimed that following the incident, she was "apologetic, humiliated, and withdrawing from UK." He added that Rosing is receiving treatment.


The University of Kentucky claims that an investigation into the incident is ongoing. The university issued a statement saying, "We condemn this behavior and will not tolerate it under any circumstances. The safety and well-being of our community has been and will continue to be our top priority."

Capilouto referred to Rosing's behavior in the letter to the university community as "disgusting" and "devastating to our community. He claims Rosing was suspended on a temporary basis shortly after they learned about the incident, banning her from campus while they looked into it.


Capilouto wrote in the letter, "Although she is no longer a student, 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."

A formal trial was bypassed by Rosing when she appeared in court on November 7, Monday afternoon and entered a not guilty plea through her attorney. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 15 at 8.30 am and her bail was set at $10,000 cash.