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Proposed WAC Changes




Practice and Procedure / Standards of Conduct for Students

The University is proposing the following changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • Amend WAC Chapter 504-26: Standards of Conduct for Students, WAC 504-04 Practice and Procedure.

    The proposed amendments are intended to update and clarify the standards of conduct for students including, but not limited to, student conduct hearings and appeals.

To view the text of these proposed rules, see the WSR 17-08-091 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:

http://app.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2017/08/17-08-091.htm

The commenting period has ended.


NOTE: The majority of the proposed amendments are already in place as emergency rules (see below) and are intended to be temporary in nature. They will be replaced by a further revision to the permanent rules once the Student Conduct Task Force completes its work later this year. For more information on this process, see https://president.wsu.edu/student-conduct-process/.


EMERGENCY RULES

Practice and Procedure / Standards of Conduct for Students



Effective January 17, 2017, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • Chapter 504-04: Practice and Procedure
  • Chapter 504-26: Standards of Conduct for Students

On December 1, 2016, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division III, issued a decision in the case of Arishi vs. Washington State University, Case No. 33060. The Court held that universities are required to use full adjudications under the Washington Administrative Procedure Act for certain student disciplinary matters. These emergency rules implement changes to WSU's student conduct process to comply with the Court's decision. Additionally, the emergency rule in WAC 504-04-110 sets forth areas where WSU's full adjudications will differ from the model rules of procedure in WAC Chapter 10-08. These are based on Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, its implementing regulations, and guidance from the federal Office for Civil Rights regarding Title IX.

To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 17-11-056 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2017/11/17-11-056.htm


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