What University of Kentucky student Sophia Rosing did to Kylah Spring

Both Sophia Nicole Rosing, 22, of Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, United States and Kylah Spring, 19, of Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA are students of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Rosing is white and Spring is black.

Rosing is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology. Spring is a freshman studying fine arts and a student employee.


On November 5, 2022, Spring worked the night shift. She was the desk clerk on duty working behind the check-in desk of Boyd Hall on the University of Kentucky campus.

At around 1:00 a.m. on November 6, 2022, Rosing arrived at the dorm while intoxicated. She did not look like a resident so Spring did not open the door.

What happened next was caught on camera. Rosing called Spring racial slurs several times and physically attacked the student employee.


A University of Kentucky Police Department officer arrested Rosing. During her arrest, she kicked and bit police, according to her arrest citation.

The citation also says Rosing told police that she “has lots of money and gets special treatment.” She was booked into the Fayette County Jail in Lexington at 3:51 a.m. and was released from custody at 9:30 a.m.

The jail listed Rosing as Jane Doe. She was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree assault on a police officer, fourth-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct and a cash bond of $10,000 was set for her charge of alcohol intoxication in a public place.

After the arrest, Rosing lost a brand ambassador deal with Dillard’s department store. She has yet to be expelled by the University of Kentucky.

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