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									Standards of Conduct
for Students 2008-2009
                                                        Office of Student Conduct




Welcome Students,
The Office of Student Conduct welcomes you whether you are
new to Washington State University or a returning student; we are
delighted that you have chosen WSU. We want you to have the
time of your life; to open your mind to the diversity of the world; to
develop critical thinking and leadership skills; to test your physical
and mental endurance; and to contribute to the well-being of our
community in ways that will make you a good citizen for the rest
of your life. You will have many options for activities outside the
classroom and we urge you to choose wisely. Decisions you make
can have a significant impact on your academics and your life.
This booklet contains valuable information that will help you
understand university standards and expectations as well as your
rights and responsibilities as a member of the community. Please
take the time to carefully read the information contained in this
booklet. You can also refer to our Web site, www.conduct.wsu.edu,
for additional information, referrals, and online reporting forms.
Feel free to contact the office if you have questions or concerns. We
can be reached by phone at 335-4532, through e-mail at student_
conduct@wsu.edu, or in person at 190 Lighty Student Services.
Have a good year!




Elaine Voss
Director, Student Conduct




190 Lighty Student Services Building, PO Box 641062, Pullman, WA 99164-1062
509-335-4532 • Fax: 509-335-4814 • conduct@wsu.edu • www.conduct.wsu.edu
CONTENTS
Notification of Student Rights Under FERPA ...................................... 2

Academic Integrity............................................................................ 3

Freedom of Expression ...................................................................... 4

Computing and Network Use ........................................................... 4

Alcohol and Drug Policy ................................................................... 5

Sexual Harassment............................................................................ 7

Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Strategies ............................................ 8

Standards of Conduct for Students ................................................. 10

Reporting Concerns or Complaints .......................... Inside Back Cover




                                                                                                   1
STUDENT RIGHTS UNDER FERPA

                                          Notification of Student Rights
                                                   Under FERPA
                             F  ederal law requires Washington State
                                University (WSU) to annually notify cur-
                             rent students of their rights under the Family
                                                                               student seeks or intends to enroll at the other
                                                                               institution and the institution has requested
                                                                               the records. Information from a student’s edu-
                             Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).       cation records may be released to appropriate
                             Under FERPA, a student has the right to:          persons in connection with a health or safety
                                 1. Inspect and review his or her educa-       emergency.
                             tional records. “Education records” means              4. File with the Department of Edu-
                             those records that are directly related to a      cation a complaint concerning alleged
                             student and are maintained by WSU or by a         failures by WSU to comply with the
                             party acting for WSU. The students should         requirements of FERPA. Complaints should
                             submit a written request to the Registrar’s       be addressed to the Family Policy Compli-
                             Office identifying the record that he/she         ance Office, U.S. Department of Education,
                             wishes to inspect. The Registrar’s Office will    400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC,
                             make arrangements for access and notify           20202-5920.
                             the student of the time and place where the            DIRECTORY INFORMATION: Wash-
                             records may be inspected. If the records are      ington State University may release direc-
                             not maintained by the Registrar’s Office, the     tory information contained in a student’s
                             student’s request will be forwarded to the cor-   education records. “Directory Information”
                             rect WSU official.                                means information contained in an education
                                 2. Request the amendment of the               record that would not generally be considered
                             contents of an education record that the          harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
                             student considers to be inaccurate, mis-          Directory information includes the following:
                             leading, or otherwise in violation of the         name (including any former name), local and
                             student’s privacy or other rights. A student      permanent addresses, telephone numbers,
                             should notify (in writing) the WSU official       e-mail addresses, major and minor fields of
                             responsible for the record, clearly identifying   study, participation in officially recognized
                             the part of the record he/she wants changed,      sports, weight and height of members of ath-
                             and specifying why it is inaccurate or mislead-   letic teams, dates of attendance, enrollment
                             ing. If the University decides not to amend       status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate, full-
                             the record as requested by the student, the       time or part-time), grade level, degrees, cer-
                             University will notify the student within a       tificates, and awards received, including the
                             reasonable time of the decision and advise        President’s Honor Roll, and the most recent
                             the student of his or her right to a hearing      previous educational institution attended by
                             regarding the challenged record. Additional       the student. Students may request that WSU
                             information about hearing procedures will be      not release directory information by indicat-
                             provided to the student at that time.             ing “restrict address” on MyWSU Portal’s
                                 3. Consent to disclosures of personally       address update screen, or by filing a written
                             identifiable information contained in the         request with the Registrar’s Office by the tenth
                             student’s education records, except to the        day of the academic semester.
                             extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure                NOTE: If a student files a directory restric-
                             without consent. Education records may be         tion at WSU, his or her name, address, phone
                             disclosed to school officials with a legitimate   number, and e-mail address will not be published
                             educational interest. A school official is a      in the campus directory. In addition, WSU will
                             person employed by WSU in an administra-          not release the student’s name in any WSU
                             tive, supervisory, academic or research, or       press releases, including President’s Honor Roll
                             support staff position (including health staff    notification to hometown newspapers. For more
                             and WSU police); a person or company with         information on directory restrictions, please con-
                             whom the University has contracted (such          tact the Registrar’s Office, French Administration
                             as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent);    Building, Room 346.
                             a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or          Additional Resources on FERPA. The
                             a student serving on an official committee        Department of Education has provided some
                             (such as a disciplinary or grievance commit-      useful information for schools, students, and
                             tee), or assisting another school official in     parents regarding privacy laws and school safety.
                             performing his or her tasks. A school official    Please read the brochure at registrar.wsu.edu/
                             has a legitimate educational interest if the      Registrar/Content/FERPA-Colleges_and_
                             official needs to review an education record      Universities.pdf for more infomation. Also,
                             in order to fulfill his or her educational        additional information for parents regarding
                             responsibilities. WSU may disclose a student’s    FERPA may be found at the Department of
                             education records to other institutions if the    Education Web site.

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    The Crime Awareness and Campus Security           crimes must be provided to students, faculty, and
Act of 1990 requires all postsecondary institu-       prospective students. The Department of Public
tions participating in federal student aid programs   Safety at WSU publishes an annual disclosure
to disclose campus security policies and certain      report. Please visit www.wsu.edu/safety for more




                                                                                                              AcADEmIc INTEGRITy
crime statistics. Yearly statistics on campus         information.


                             Academic Integrity
A   cademic dishonesty is defined as an
    intentional act of deception in which a
student seeks to claim credit for the work or
                                                      violations as well as information about
                                                      how to appeal an allegation of dishonesty.
                                                      In addition to the penalty assigned by the
effort of another person or uses unauthor-            instructor, students will be required to
ized materials or fabricated information              attend a workshop for first time violations.
in any academic work. Be aware of all the             Further violations will be referred to the
definitions of dishonesty in academic work            University Conduct Board and can have sig-
WAC 504-26-010(3).                                    nificant consequences, including dismissal
    Procedures new in 2007–2008 require               from the university. See WAC 504-26-404
instructors to inform students of suspected           for complete information.




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                                                   Freedom of Expression
FREEDom oF ExPRESSIoN



                            W      ashington State University values
                                   freedom of expression. The university
                            environment is a vibrant community where
                                                                              State University Police Department, 509-
                                                                              335-8548, for concerns about public safety.
                                                                                  It is important that students allow other
                            ideas are debated and expression is encour-       groups within the University community
                            aged as a way for students to learn about,        to air their views peacefully without fear
                            examine, and solidify social or political         of retaliation or retribution. Students who
                            positions. With freedom comes responsibil-        do not agree with protesting groups should
                            ity. Students are encouraged to carefully         allow the Washington State University
                            plan protests, exhibits, or speeches so that      Police to assess the nature of the protest
                            any message is conveyed as intended.              and make decisions accordingly. For your
                            Students and student groups may contact           own safety, students should not take it upon
                            Campus Involvement, 509-335-9667, for             themselves to ‘police’ any demonstration,
                            information about use of the Terrell Mall         protest, or civil disturbance.
                            or technical assistance and the Washington
comPUTING AND NETwoRk USE




                                             Computing and Network Use
                            S  tudents at WSU are provided with central
                               computing and networking resources for
                            academic and communication purposes.
                                                                              University’s computing and networking sys-
                                                                              tems is strictly forbidden. Improper use can
                                                                              result in possible referral for conduct code
                            Legitimate use of computers, networks, and        violation(s). The following guidelines are
                            facilities include:                               intended to clarify appropriate use of WSU
                                • Teaching and learning                       computing and networking resources and
                                                                              facilities. It is your responsibility to know
                                • Research                                    the rules. Specifically, users should be famil-
                                • E-mail                                      iar with and compliant with the following
                                • Accessing the Internet                      Web sites before using WSU computing and
                                                                              networking resources and facilities.
                                Use of WSU computing and networking               For additional information, please visit
                            resources and facilities for academic pur-        infotech.wsu.edu/ITRoot/policies/
                            poses is a privilege for students. Abuse of the   computeruse.html.


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                   Alcohol and Drug Policy




                                                                                                    AlcoHol AND DRUG PolIcy
University’s Expectation for Use of               Use of alcoholic beverages in residence
Alcohol                                           halls and all
    To maintain a healthy University envi-        recognized group living areas:
ronment conducive to academic achieve-             • All students recognize that their presence
ment and personal growth, students are               during an alcohol/drug violation subjects
expected to conduct themselves in a respon-          them to disciplinary action. If students
sible manner. Those of legal age who choose          find themselves in a situation where alco-
to drink alcoholic beverages are expected            hol/drug policy violations are occurring
to do so responsibly and according to the            they should immediately leave.
policies of their living environment (i.e.,
residence halls, Greek residences, campus          • Students of legal drinking age and their
apartments, etc.). Students under the age of         legal aged guest(s) may possess and
21 years are prohibited by law and univer-           consume alcohol in the privacy of their
sity standards from possessing or consum-            own room. The door to the room must
ing alcoholic beverages. Campus and local            be closed at all times.
police will enforce the law, and the Office        • Alcohol is prohibited in restrooms,
of Student Conduct will follow procedures            corridors, study rooms, lounges, or any
outlined in Standards of Conduct for                 other public areas inside or outside the
Students (WAC 504-26) when findings of               building.
violations occur.                                  • Kegs or bulk alcoholic beverages are
    The Office of Student Conduct gener-             prohibited.
ally uses progressive discipline and will
assign sanctions commensurate with the             • Students are expected to respect the “No
violation (see WAC 504-26-405 for possible           Alcohol” policy on floors/living groups
sanctions). While the goal of sanction-              and/or designated residence halls.
ing is in part educational, students who           • Alcohol is prohibited in sorority
participate in drug or alcohol offenses or           houses. Exceptions for personal use
engage in behavior that poses a safety risk          by legal age members or guests in the
to themselves or the community may face              private areas of any fraternity are gov-
suspension or expulsion. Furthermore,                erned by each chapter.
proven instances of past misconduct shall
be considered when assessing the appro-           Greek Community Alcohol Policy/
priate sanction imposed upon a student            Social Policy
determined to have violated WSU conduct               Fraternities and sororities must comply
standards.                                        with Interfraternity Council and Panhel-
                                                  lenic social policies and procedures outlined
Alcohol Responsibility in                         for social functions. Fraternities and sorori-
University-Recognized Housing                     ties are required to be in compliance with
    The consumption of intoxicating bever-        their national or international regulations
ages by minors or providing such beverages        regarding alcohol consumption.
to minors within WSU recognized housing               All social events on chapter property
is prohibited. Conduct proceedings will be        must be alcohol free. No alcohol may be
initiated against individuals and/or groups       consumed on chapter property during the
who do not comply with this policy.               time of an event/function. The definitions
    Irresponsible behavior that results from      in the Fraternal Organization Agreement
the consumption of alcoholic beverages is         will apply in determining if a chapter is
considered to be an infraction of the rules       having a function.
of recognized University housing and orga-            Alcohol consumption on chapter prop-
nized living groups (residence halls, fraterni-   erty is prohibited by students under the
ties, sororities, and other group houses). Stu-   legal drinking age and is restricted to the
dents whose behavior is a problem for the         private rooms of students 21 years of age
community should expect to be confronted          or older.
by residents, staff, and University or Pull-          Alcohol consumption is prohibited
man police. Repeat offenders or situations        entirely during ANY social event on chapter
where the health and safety of the commu-         property. All off-property social functions
nity are at risk may result in students being     where alcohol is present require a third-
removed from recognized University hous-          party vendor to serve alcohol, provide
ing or living groups. These situations would      security, and verify legal age. The definitions
also result in disciplinary action through the    within the Fraternal Organization Agree-
Student Conduct process.                          ment will apply in determining whether


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an off-property event is a chapter social                   a. Beer, wine, and distilled spirits
function.                                                      sales will begin no earlier than
    All event co-sponsors will be held                         three hours prior to kickoff, and
equally responsible for policy compliance.                     there will be no sale of alcohol
The social policy will remain in effect                        duing or after the game.
throughout the calendar year, including                     b. Identification will be checked
breaks and summer for chapter houses while                     for everyone purchasing alcohol
occupied by chapter members.                                   in the Fieldhouse and these
    For a complete listing of sanctions and                    individuals will be issued a wrist
enforcement guidelines please visit the Web                    band.
sites for the Center for Fraternity and Sorority       Noncompliance with this policy may
Life or the Office of Student Conduct.             result in disciplinary action by the Office of
    www.gogreek.wsu.edu                            Student Conduct.
    www.conduct.wsu.edu                            University and Community Alcohol and
Guests                                             Substances Abuse Resources
    Individuals residing in recognized                 University and community resources are
University housing are responsible for the         available to assist students with any prob-
behavior of their guests. In cases where the       lems associated with alcohol and substance
guests of residents become unruly or violate       abuse. These services include information,
University and organized living group poli-        assessment, treatment, and referral.
cies, the resident host will be held account-
able. University or Pullman police may be          University Resources
utilized in the confrontation of guests and         • WSU Counseling Services, 280 Lighty
other nonresidents who are disruptive or              Student Services Building, 509-335-4511.
otherwise in violation of University policies.        Information, assessment, treatment, and
Alcohol Beverages at Concerts or                      referral.
Athletic Events                                     • WSU Health and Wellness Services,
    Consumption or possession of alcohol              Washington Building, First Floor, 509-
in public areas of any University-owned or            335-3575. Information, assessment,
controlled property is prohibited except              detoxification, treatment, and referral.
when those who are 21 years of age or older        Community Resources
are participating in a sponsored event for          • Palouse River Counseling
which there is an alcohol license or banquet          NE 340 Maple, Pullman, WA, 866-871-
permit. Serving alcohol at University events          6385 or 509-334-1133. Information,
is governed by the following policies:                assessment, treatment.
   1. When WSU events are held at private
      venues, individuals may purchase              • Palouse Recovery Center
      spirits from private vendors.                   1240 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA,
   2. When private parties rent WSU facili-           509-334-0718 Information, assessment,
      ties including those in the Compton             treatment.
      Union Building, beer, wine, and              Private Practitioners and Private Agencies
      distilled spirits may be served in            • Several private practitioners and agencies
      accordance with state law.                      are available in the area and are listed in
   3. On football game days, the following            the yellow pages.
      policies will be followed:




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                         Sexual Harassment




                                                                                                   SExUAl HARASSmENT
S   exual harassment does occur on college
    campuses. The Center for Human Rights
(CHR) has been designated by WSU admin-
                                                 the behavior needs to stop. At any time, you
                                                 are encouraged to speak with your supervi-
                                                 sor or the Center of Human Rights (CHR).
istration to investigate allegations of sexual     A. Speak with the Alleged Harasser
harassment. CHR is located in 225 French                 • Give yourself time to collect your
Administration Building on the Pullman                     thoughts and calm down.
campus, and their information can be found               • Write down your thoughts before
at www.chr.wsu.edu.                                        approaching the individual.
     The following information can be found in           • Consider asking another person to
“Sexual Harassment Awareness and Preven-                   accompany you or tell someone
tion,” a brochure developed by the Center for              what you are going to do.
Human Rights.                                            • Use common courtesy; be sure
     Sexual harassment is a form of sex dis-               your approach is not disrespectful.
crimination, which violates Title VII of the             • Stay focused on the behavior and
Civil Rights Act of 1964. WSU’s Discrimina-                its impact.
tion and Sexual Harassment Policy and state              • Tell the person to stop, that the
and federal laws prohibit sexual harassment.               behavior is unwelcome, and that
     Sexual harassment is any unwelcome                    if it continues you will take the
sexual advance, request for sexual favor, or               action necessary to get it stopped.
other verbal or physical conduct in which:         B. Keep Records
   1. Submission to such conduct is either               • Include the date, time, location,
       explicitly or implicitly a term or con-             what happened, what was said,
       dition of an individual’s employment                how you felt, and the names of
       or education.                                       witnesses or other victims.
   2. Submission to or rejection of such           C. Write a Letter
       conduct by an individual is used as a             • Always keep a copy of the letter for
       basis for employment or educational                 your records and for your supervisor.
       bias toward the individual.                       • Include in the letter:
   3. Such conduct has the purpose of                       − A factual account of the unwel-
       unreasonably interfering with an                         come behavior.
       individual’s work or educational per-                − Dates and times the behavior
       formance or creating an intimidating,                    occurred.
       hostile, or offensive environment.                   − A description of how the unwel-
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety                        come behavior made you feel.
of circumstances:                                           − A clear message that you want
 • The victim, as well as the harasser, may                     the behavior to stop.
   be a woman or a man. The victim does                     − A warning that you will take
   not have to be of the opposite sex.                          further action if the behavior
                                                                does not stop.
 • The harasser can be the victim’s supervi-                − Your signature and date.
   sor, an agent of the employer, a supervi-             • Consider having someone go with
   sor in another area, a co-worker, or a                  you to deliver the letter.
   non-employee.                                     If you are the Alleged Harasser:
 • The victim does not have to be the                    • Review WSU’s Discrimination and
   person harassed but could be anyone                     Sexual Harassment Policy. You
   affected by the offensive conduct.                      may wish to seek legal counsel
 • Unlawful sexual harassment may occur                    or assistance to understand your
   without economic injury to or discharge                 rights.
   of the victim.                                        • Take the complaint seriously.
                                                         • Stop the behavior immediately.
  • The harasser’s conduct must be unwel-                • Consider an apology.
    come.                                                • Contact both your supervisor and
If you are the Victim of Sexual                            the alleged victim’s supervisor. Let
Harassment:                                                them know the behavior will stop.
    Review WSU’s Discrimination and Sexual               • Consider asking the alleged vic-
Harassment Policy. Consider using a self-                  tim’s supervisor for advice and to
help method of resolution if the behavior                  accompany you to talk with the
was minor. This lets the harasser know                     alleged victim or to intervene on
directly, immediately, and specifically what               your behalf.
behavior makes you uncomfortable and that


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SExUAl ASSAUlT RISk REDUcTIoN STRATEGIES
                                                  • Talk to the alleged victim and                  • If a complaint has been filed, be
                                                    discuss how you can communicate                   prepared to cooperate with the inves-
                                                    more effectively.                                 tigation.



                                               Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Strategies
                                           T   he University’s first concern in sexual
                                               assault cases is for your health and safety
                                           and not your behavior or living group affili-       7.
                                                                                                    at all unsure, immediately return to
                                                                                                    the group.
                                                                                                    If you have been drinking, never
                                           ation. If you or someone you know has been               attempt to drive home or get in a car
                                           sexually assaulted, refer to the telephone               with someone who has been drinking,
                                           numbers in the back of this booklet for                  no matter how sober they claim to be.
                                           assistance and advocacy support. Informa-           8.   If you are intoxicated stay with same
                                           tion can also be found online at www.                    sex friends or go to your own apart-
                                           sexualassault.wsu.edu.                                   ment or residence hall. Arrange a ride
                                               Sexual assault is a very serious and life            with a trusted same-sex friend, call
                                           changing event that occurs all too often                 Women’s Transit (509-335-6830), or
                                           on college campuses. The Office of Student               call a taxi—a reasonable investment
                                           Conduct suggests both men and women                      for your safety.
                                           consider the following information:                 9.   While it is difficult, think about these
                                              1. Nearly 85% of all sexual assaults                  scenarios and be prepared. What if the
                                                  involving college students are                    person you are with starts pressur-
                                                  between people who know each other.               ing you to remove clothing? What if
                                              2. If you choose to drink alcohol, be                 they were nice to you, until you told
                                                  responsible. Getting drunk and pass-              them you weren’t interested in having
                                                  ing out means you have no control                 sex? Strong and immediate vocal and
                                                  over what happens to you.                         physical resistance has been shown
                                              3. Excessive drinking is risky for every-             to reduce the likelihood of completed
                                                  one and you are strongly encouraged               sexual assaults.
                                                  to avoid playing drinking games.            10.   The more you know about these issues
                                                  Even if you remain in control of your             the more likely you are to accurately
                                                  mental faculties, others around you               perceive your risk in any given envi-
                                                  may use their consumption of alcohol              ronment. The University has several
                                                  as an excuse to take advantage of you.            resources to help you explore the
                                              4. Alcohol is the number one drug                     issues of power, bias, safety, and risk.
                                                  used in incidences of sexual assault.             Contact Counseling Services at 509-
                                                  Regardless of this fact, there are                335-4511 or the Women’s Resource
                                                  people who will try to add a drug like            Center at 509-335-6849 for more
                                                  GHB or other chemicals to your drink              information.
                                                  in an attempt to further control your
                                                  resistance. Be aware of who opens             Men, think about the following—no one
                                                  your drink and where the drink comes       wants to be accused of sexual assault.
                                                  from. Do not drink from a common             1. If you are unsure of what a woman
                                                  punch bowl!                                     wants, ask her. Discussing mutual
                                              5. Develop a language for touching and              expectations and clarifying any mixed
                                                  being touched. Verbal permission                messages are effective ways of elimi-
                                                  to touch another person, including              nating confusion and greatly reducing
                                                  holding hands or kissing, should be             the risk of being accused of sexual
                                                  clearly established before any actual           assault.
                                                  touching. This is an important issue of      2. Understand “no” means “no.” Make
                                                  respect and women’s voices are a nec-           sure there is verbal communication
                                                  essary part of the permission process.          about what each of you want to
                                              6. When attending a party, remain with              happen.
                                                  the group. Movement from a popu-             3. Never pressure a woman to have sex.
                                                  lated place to a secluded place (behind         It is never okay to use force or coer-
                                                  closed doors, in a vehicle, etc.)               cion. A woman’s physical appearance
                                                  increases your reliance on the good             or her willingness to go to your apart-
                                                  will of the person you are with. Even           ment is not a signal of willingness to
                                                  if you know the person well, look for           have sex. Be sure you ask her what she
                                                  signs and verbal cues to determine              would like to do.
                                                  their intent for being alone. If you are


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  4. Avoid excessive use of alcohol or
     drugs. Never have sex with a woman
                                                Campus Safety Tips from the
     who is intoxicated. By law an intoxi-      WSU Public Safety Office
     cated person is incapable of providing
     consent.                                    1. Develop a relationship with neighbors
  5. Understand how sexual stereotypes              that encourages checking on one
     influence attitudes and behaviors.             another often.
     Stand up to peer pressure to have           2. Report suspicious persons or activities.
     sexual intercourse. Learn ways to           3. Lock up wallets, purses, jewelry, and
     express feelings and confront peers            other valuables.
     who joke or brag about sexual               4. Report safety hazards, unsafe lighting,
     encounters.                                    and defective equipment.
                                                 5. Be aware of your surroundings. Know
If you are a male sexual assault survivor:          where you are. Know where you are
      Male sexual assault survivors may             going and what to expect.
      feel powerlessness, fearful, and self-     6. Consider the purchase of a personal
      blame. Males may have questions               security alarm.
      about medical procedures, report-          7. Plan your walking trips in advance
      ing to law enforcement, and finding           and choose a safe, well lighted, and
      resources and support. Crisis centers,        populated route.
      law enforcement agencies, counsel-         8. Remember, most crime is committed
      ing centers, and medical facilities can       in response to the opportunity, so the
      help you explore your options.                best prevention is to eliminate oppor-
      *Adapted from University of Idaho             tunities.
      Violence Prevention Programs and the       9. Keep your residence doors locked at
      Washington State University Women’s           all times.
      Resource Center.                          10. Limit and restrict access to your living
                                                    area.




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                                 Washington State University
                              Standards of Conduct for Students
STANDARDS oF coNDUcT



                       wAc 504-26-001 Preamble.                        (c) Acquisition or possession of tests
                           Washington State University, a com-                or other academic material belong-
                       munity dedicated to the advancement of                 ing to a member of the university
                       knowledge, expects all students to behave in           faculty or staff when acquired
                       a manner consistent with its high standards            without the permission of the
                       of scholarship and conduct. Students are               university faculty or staff member.
                       expected to uphold these standards both         (d) Fabrication, which is the inten-
                       on and off campus and acknowledge the                  tional invention or counterfeiting
                       University’s authority to take disciplinary            of information in the course of
                       action. The purpose of these standards and             an academic activity. Fabrication
                       processes is to educate students and protect           includes, but is not limited to:
                       the welfare of the community.                         (i) Counterfeiting data, research
                                                                                  results, information, or proce-
                       wAc 504-26-005 Good Standing.                              dures with inadequate founda-
                           The award of a degree is conditioned                   tion in fact;
                       upon the student’s good standing in the              (ii) Counterfeiting a record of
                       university and satisfaction of all university              internship or practicum experi-
                       graduation requirements. “Good standing”                   ences;
                       means the student has resolved any unpaid           (iii) Submitting a false excuse for
                       fees or acts of academic or behavioral                     absence or tardiness or a false
                       misconduct and complied with all sanctions                 explanation for failing to
                       imposed as a result of any misconduct. The                 complete a class requirement or
                       university shall deny award of a degree if                 scheduled examination at the
                       the student is dismissed from the university               appointed date and time.
                       based on his or her misconduct. (See also       (e) Engaging in any behavior for
                       rule 45 in the university general catalog.)            the purpose of gaining an unfair
                                                                              advantage specifically prohibited
                       wAc 504-26-010 Definitions.                            by a faculty member in the course
                        (1) The term “accused student” means                  syllabus or class discussion.
                            any student accused of violating the        (f) Scientific misconduct: falsification,
                            standards of conduct for students (this           fabrication, plagiarism, or other
                            chapter).                                         forms of dishonesty in scientific
                        (2) The term “appellate board” means                  and scholarly research are prohib-
                            any person or persons authorized by               ited. Complaints and inquiries
                            the vice president for student affairs            involving cases of scientific mis-
                            to consider an appeal from a student              conduct are managed according to
                            conduct board’s determination as to               the University’s policy for respond-
                            whether a student has violated the                ing to allegations of scientific
                            standards of conduct for students or              misconduct. A finding of scientific
                            from the sanctions imposed by the                 misconduct is subject to sanctions
                            student conduct officer.                          by the Office of Student Conduct.
                        (3) The term “cheating” includes, but is              The policy for responding to alle-
                            not limited to:                                   gations of scientific misconduct
                           (a) Use of unauthorized materials in               may be reviewed by contacting the
                                taking quizzes, tests, or exami-              vice provost for research.
                                nations, or giving or receiving        (g) Unauthorized collaboration on
                                unauthorized assistance by any                assignments.
                                means, including talking, copying      (h) Intentionally obtaining unauthor-
                                information from another student,             ized knowledge of examination
                                using electronic devices, or taking           materials.
                                an examination for another stu-         (i) Plagiarism: presenting the informa-
                                dent.                                         tion, ideas, or phrasing of another
                           (b) Use of sources beyond those                    person as the student’s own work
                                authorized by the instructor in               without proper acknowledg-
                                writing papers, preparing reports,            ment of the source. This includes
                                solving problems, or carrying out             submitting a commercially
                                other assignments.                            prepared paper or research project
                                                                              or submitting for academic credit


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             any work done by someone else.                 undergraduate, graduate, or profes-
             The term “plagiarism” includes,                sional studies. Persons who withdraw
             but is not limited to, the use, by             after allegedly violating the standards
             paraphrase or direct quotation, of             of conduct for students, who are not
             the published or unpublished work              officially enrolled for a particular term
             of another person without full                 but who have a continuing relation-
             and clear acknowledgment. It also              ship with the university (including
             includes the unacknowledged use                suspended students), or who have
             of materials prepared by another               been notified of their acceptance for
             person or agency engaged in the                admission are considered “students”
             selling of term papers or other                as are persons who are living in uni-
             academic materials.                            versity residence halls, although not
        (j) Unauthorized multiple submission                enrolled in this institution.
             of the same work.                       (13)   The term “student conduct officer”
       (k) Sabotage of others’ work.                        means a university official authorized
        (l) Tampering with or falsifying                    by the vice president for student
             records.                                       affairs to manage conduct complaints
 (4)     The term “complainant” means any                   including the imposition of sanctions
         person who submits a charge alleging               upon any student(s) found to have
         that a student violated the standards              violated the standards of conduct for
         of conduct for students.                           students.
 (5)     The term “faculty member,” for              (14)   The term “university” means all loca-
         purposes of this chapter, means any                tions of Washington State University.
         person hired by the University to           (15)   The term “university conduct board”
         conduct classroom or teaching activi-              means those persons who, collec-
         ties or who is otherwise considered by             tively, have been authorized by the
         the University to be a member of its               vice president for student affairs to
         faculty.                                           determine whether a student has
 (6)     The term “gender identity” means                   violated the standards of conduct
         having or being perceived as having a              for students and to impose sanctions
         gender identity, self-image, appear-               when a rules violation has been com-
         ance, behavior, or expression, whether             mitted.
         or not that gender identity, self-image,    (16)   The term “academic integrity hearing
         appearance, behavior, or expression                board” means those teaching faculty
         is different from that traditionally               who, collectively, have been autho-
         associated with the sex assigned to the            rized by the university or college to
         person at birth.                                   review an instructor’s determination
 (7)     The term “may” is used in the permis-              that a student violated university aca-
         sive sense.                                        demic integrity policies and whether
 (8)     The term “member of the university                 or not the outcome proposed by
         community” includes any person                     the instructor is in keeping with the
         who is a student, faculty member,                  instructor’s published policies.
         university official, or any other           (17)   The term “university official” includes
         person employed by the university. A               any person employed by the univer-
         person’s status in a particular situation          sity, performing assigned administra-
         is determined by the vice president for            tive or professional responsibilities.
         student affairs.                            (18)   The term “university premises”
 (9)     The term “organization” means any                  includes all land, buildings, facilities,
         number of persons who have com-                    and other property in the possession
         plied with the formal requirements for             of or owned, used, or controlled by
         university recognition.                            the university (including adjacent
(10)     The term “policy” means the written                streets and sidewalks).
         regulations of the university as found      (19)   The vice president for student affairs
         in, but not limited to, the standards              is the person designated by the uni-
         of conduct for students, residence life            versity president to be responsible for
         handbook, the university Web page                  the administration of the standards of
         and computer use policy, and gradu-                conduct for students.
         ate/undergraduate catalogs.
(11)     The term “shall” is used in the
         imperative sense.
(12)     The term “student” includes all per-
         sons taking courses at the university,
         either full-time or part-time, pursuing


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ARTICLE I                                       a degree, even though conduct may occur
                                                before classes begin or after classes end, as
                                                well as during the academic year and during
AUTHoRITy FoR STANDARDS oF                      periods between terms of actual enrollment.
coNDUcT FoR STUDENTS                            These standards shall apply to a student’s
                                                conduct even if the student withdraws
wAc 504-26-100 composition of conduct and       from school while a disciplinary matter is
appellate boards.                               pending. The university has sole discretion
 (1) The university conduct board shall         to determine what conduct occurring off
     be composed of five individuals            campus adversely impacts the university
     appointed by the vice president for        community and/or the pursuit of university
     student affairs: two students, two fac-    objectives.
     ulty members, and a fifth person, who      wAc 504-26-201 misconduct—Rules and
     may be any category of university
                                                regulations.
     employee and who shall be named by
     the vice president for student affairs         Any student or student organization
     as the chairperson of the board. Any       found to have committed, assisted, con-
     three persons constitute a quorum          spired, or attempted to commit the follow-
     of a conduct board and may act,            ing misconduct (WAC 504-26-202 through
     provided that at least one student and     504-26-226) is subject to the disciplinary
     the chairperson are present.               sanctions outlined in WAC 504-26-405.
 (2) The appeals board shall be com-            wAc 504-26-202 Acts of dishonesty.
     posed of three university employees
     appointed by the vice president for            Acts of dishonesty include but are not
     student affairs. Three persons consti-     limited to those listed in this chapter:
     tute a quorum of the appeals board.          (1) Academic integrity violations includ-
                                                      ing, but not limited to, cheating as
wAc 504-26-101 convening boards.                      defined in WAC 504-26-010.
   The student conduct officer convenes           (2) Knowingly furnishing false informa-
boards for each conduct matter and for                tion to any university official, faculty
appeals of decisions.                                 member, or office.
                                                  (3) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any
wAc 504-26-102 Policies.                              university document or record, or
    The vice president for student affairs            instrument of identification whether
or designee shall develop policies for the            issued by the university or other state
administration of the student conduct                 or federal agency.
system and procedural rules for the conduct
                                                wAc 504-26-203 Disruption or obstruction.
of student conduct board hearings that are
consistent with provisions of the standards         Students have the right to freedom of
of conduct for students.                        speech, including the right to dissent or
                                                protest, but this expression may not inter-
wAc 504-26-103 Decisions.                       fere with the rights of others or disrupt the
    Decisions made by a student conduct         university’s activities. Prohibited behavior
board and/or student conduct officer            includes: disruption or obstruction of teach-
become final twenty-one days after the date     ing, research, administration, disciplinary
the decision is signed, unless an appeal is     proceedings, other university activities,
filed prior to that date.                       including its public service functions on or
                                                off campus, or of other authorized non-uni-
ARTICLE II                                      versity activities when the conduct occurs
                                                on university premises or is directed toward
                                                community members by any means includ-
PRoScRIBED coNDUcT                              ing use of telephone, computer, or some
wAc 504-26-200 Jurisdiction of the university   other medium.
standards of conduct for students.              wAc 504-26-204 Abuse of self or others.
    The university standards of conduct             Physical abuse, threats, intimidation,
for students shall apply to conduct that        and/or other conduct which threatens
occurs on university premises, at university    or endangers the health or safety of any
sponsored activities, and to off-campus         person, including one’s self.
conduct that adversely affects the university
                                                wAc 504-26-205 Theft or damage to property.
community and/or the pursuit of its objec-
tives. Each student is responsible for his/         Theft of and/or the intentional or reck-
her conduct from the time of application for    less damage to the property of another.
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wAc 504-26-206 Hazing.                                      knowingly permits hazing by
 (1) No student or student organization                     its members or others subject to
      at Washington State University may                    its direction or control shall be
      conspire to engage in hazing or                       deprived of any official recogni-
      participate in hazing of another.                     tion or approval granted by the
    (a) Hazing includes any activity                        university.
          expected of someone joining a           wAc 504-26-207 Failure to comply with
          group (or maintaining full status       university officials or law enforcement officers.
          in a group) that causes or is likely
          to cause a risk of mental, emo-             Failure to comply with lawful directions
          tional, and/or physical harm,           of university officials and/or law enforce-
          regardless of the person’s willing-     ment officers acting in performance of their
          ness to participate.                    duties and/or failure to identify oneself to
    (b) Hazing activities may include but         these persons when requested to do so.
          are not limited to the follow-          wAc 504-26-208 Unauthorized keys or
          ing: abuse of alcohol during new
                                                  unauthorized entry.
          member activities, striking another
          person whether by use of any               Unauthorized possession, duplication, or
          object or one’s body, creation of       use of keys, including cards or alphanumeric
          excessive fatigue, physical and/or      pass-codes, to any university premises or
          psychological shock, morally            unauthorized entry to or use of university
          degrading or humiliating games          premises.
          or activities that create a risk of     wAc 504-26-209 Violation of university policy,
          bodily, emotional, or mental
                                                  rule, or regulation.
          harm.
     (c) Hazing does not include practice,            Violation of any university policy, rule,
          training, conditioning, and eligi-      or regulation published in hard copy or
          bility requirements for customary       available electronically on the university
          athletic events such as intramural      Web site.
          or club sports and NCAA athlet-         wAc 504-26-210 Violation of law.
          ics, or other similar contests or
          competitions, but gratuitous               Conduct which would consititute viola-
          hazing activities occurring as part     tion of any federal, state, or local law.
          of such customary athletic event        wAc 504-26-211 Drugs and drug
          or contest are prohibited.
                                                  paraphernalia.
 (2) Washington state law also prohibits
      hazing, which may subject violators             Use, possession, manufacture, or dis-
      to criminal prosecution. As used in         tribution of marijuana, narcotics, or other
      RCW 28B.10.901 and 28B.10.902,              controlled substances, and drug parapherna-
      “hazing” includes any method of             lia except as permitted by federal, state, and
      initiation into a student organization      local law.
      or living group, or any pastime or          wAc 504-26-212 Alcohol.
      amusement engaged in with respect
      to such an organization or living               Use, possession, manufacture, or dis-
      group that causes, or is likely to cause,   tribution of alcoholic beverages (except as
      bodily danger or physical harm, or          expressly permitted by university regula-
      serious mental or emotional harm, to        tions), or public intoxication are prohib-
      any student or other person attend-         ited. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any
      ing a public or private institution of      circumstance, be used by, possessed by, or
      higher education or other postsecond-       distributed to any person under 21 years of
      ary education institution in this state.    age.
 (3) Washington state law (RCW                    wAc 504-26-213 Firearms and dangerous
      28B.10.901) also provides sanctions         weapons.
      for hazing:
    (a) Any person who violates this rule,           No student may carry, possess, or use
          in addition to other sanctions          any firearm, explosive (including fireworks),
          that may be imposed, shall forfeit      dangerous chemical, or any danger-
          any entitlement to state-funded         ous weapon on university property or in
          grants, scholarships, or awards for     university-approved housing. Airsoft guns
          a period of time determined by the      and other items that shoot projectiles are
          university.                             not permitted in university-approved hous-
    (b) Any organization, association,            ing. Students wishing to maintain a firearm
          or student living group that            on campus for hunting or sporting activities


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must store the firearm with the Washington              another student, faculty member, or
State University department of public safety.           university official.
                                                  (6)   Use of computing facilities and
wAc 504-26-214 Disruptive activity.
                                                        resources to send obscene, harassing,
    Participating in an on-campus or off-               or threatening messages.
campus riot or unlawful assembly that             (7)   Use of computing facilities and resources
disrupts the normal operations of the                   to interfere with normal operation of the
university and/or infringes on the rights of            university computing system.
other members of the university commu-            (8)   Use of computing facilities and
nity; leading or inciting others to disrupt             resources in violation of any law,
scheduled and/or normal activities within               including copyright laws.
any campus building or area. For peaceful         (9)   Any violation of the university
demonstrations, students should consult                 computer use policy found at http://
with university police for safety guidelines.           www.wsu.edu/~forms/HTML/EPM/
wAc 504-26-215 obstruction.
                                                        EP4_Electronic_Publishing_Policy.
                                                        htm.
    Obstruction of the free flow of pedes-
trian or vehicular traffic on university prem-   wAc 504-26-219 Abuse of the student conduct
ises or at university-sponsored or supervised    system.
functions.                                           Abuse of the student conduct system,
wAc 504-26-216 Disorderly conduct.               including but not limited to:
                                                   (1) Failure to obey any notice from a
    Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or               university conduct board or university
indecent; disturbing the peace; or assisting           official to appear for a meeting or
or encouraging another person to disturb               hearing as part of the student conduct
the peace on university premises or at func-           system.
tions sponsored by, or participated in by,         (2) Willful falsification, distortion, or mis-
the university or members of the academic              representation of information before a
community.                                             student conduct proceeding.
wAc 504-26-217 Unauthorized use of                 (3) Disruption or interference with the
electronic or other devices.                           orderly conduct of a university con-
                                                       duct board proceeding.
    Unauthorized use of electronic or other        (4) Filing fraudulent charges or initiating
devices: making an audio or video record               a university conduct code proceeding
of any person while on university prem-                in bad faith.
ises without his or her prior knowledge, or        (5) Attempting to discourage an individ-
without his or her effective consent when              ual’s proper participation in, or use of,
such a recording is of a private conversation          the student conduct system.
or of images taken of a person(s) at a time        (6) Attempting to influence the impartial-
and place where she or he would reason-                ity of a member of a university con-
ably expect privacy and where such images              duct system prior to, and/or during
are likely to cause injury or distress. This           the course of, any university conduct
includes, but is not limited to, surrepti-             board proceeding.
tiously taking pictures of another person in       (7) Harassment (verbal or physical) and/
a gym, locker room, or restroom, but does              or intimidation of a member of a uni-
not include taking pictures of persons in              versity conduct board prior to, during,
areas which are considered by the reason-              and/or after any university conduct
able person to be open to public view, such            proceeding.
as Martin Stadium or the Glenn Terrell Mall.       (8) Failure to comply with the sanction(s)
wAc 504-26-218 computer abuses or theft.               imposed under the standards of con-
                                                       duct for students.
    Theft or other abuse of computer facili-
                                                   (9) Influencing or attempting to influence
ties and resources, including but not limited
                                                       another person to commit an abuse of
to:
                                                       the university conduct system.
  (1) Unauthorized entry into a file, to use,
       read, or change the contents, or for      wAc 504-26-220 Discrimination.
       any other purpose.                            Discrimination on the basis of race,
  (2) Unauthorized transfer of a file.           color, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic
  (3) Unauthorized use of computer hard-         origin, age, gender, marital status, veteran
       ware.                                     status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
  (4) Use of another individual’s identifica-    or mental, physical, or sensory disability is
       tion and/or password.                     prohibited in conformity with federal and
  (5) Use of computing facilities and            state laws.
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wAc 504-26-221 Sexual misconduct.                  wAc 504-26-224 Reckless endangerment.
 (1) Sexual misconduct is any sexual activ-            Engaging in conduct that creates an
      ity with another that is unwanted and        unreasonable risk of harm to another person
      nonconsensual. Sexual misconduct             or property.
      includes physical contact as well as
                                                   wAc 504-26-225 Trespassing.
      voyeurism.
 (2) Consent to sexual activity requires               Knowingly entering or remaining unlaw-
      that, at the time of the act, there are      fully in or on university premises or any
      actual words or conduct demonstrat-          portion thereof. Any person who has been
      ing freely given agreement to sexual         given notice by a university official of the
      activity—silence or passivity is not         university’s decision to exclude him or her
      consent. Even if words or conduct            from all or a portion of university property
      alone seem to imply consent, sexual          is not licensed, invited, or otherwise privi-
      activity is nonconsensual when:              leged to enter or remain on the identified
    (a) Force or blackmail is threatened or        portion of university property, unless given
          used to procure compliance with          prior explicit written permission by univer-
          the sexual activity; or                  sity administration.
    (b) The person is unconscious or               wAc 504-26-226 Violation of a disciplinary
          physically unable to communicate
          his or her unwillingness to engage       sanction.
          in sexual activity; or                      Violation of any term or condition of
     (c) The person lacks the mental               any disciplinary sanction constitutes a new
          capacity at the time of the sexual       violation and may subject the student to
          activity to be able to understand        additional sanctions.
          the nature or consequences of
          the act, whether that incapacity         ARTICLE III
          is produced by illness, defect, the
          influence of alcohol or another          RUlES AND REGUlATIoNS
          substance, or some other cause.
 (3) A person commits voyeurism if, for            wAc 504-26-301 malicious intent.
      the purpose of arousing or gratifying
      the sexual desire of any person, he or           If a student is found responsible for vio-
      she knowingly views, photographs,            lating any provision of this code as a result
      or films another person, without that        of causing injury to another or to another’s
      person’s knowledge and consent,              property, or as a result of placing another in
      while the person being viewed, photo-        reasonable fear of injury to self or property,
      graphed, or filmed is in a place where       and if the responsible student is found to
      he or she has a reasonable expectation       have intentionally selected the victim based
      of privacy.                                  upon the responsible student’s perception
                                                   of the victim’s race, color, religion, ancestry,
wAc 504-26-222 Harassment.                         national or ethnic origin, age, gender, mari-
    Conduct by any means that is severe,           tal status, veteran status, sexual orientation,
pervasive, or persistent, and is of such a         gender identity, or mental, physical, or sen-
nature that it would cause a reasonable            sory disability, such finding is considered an
person in the victim’s position substantial        aggravating factor in determining a sanction
emotional distress and undermine his or her        for such conduct.
ability to work, study, or participate in his      wAc 504-26-302 Responsibility for guests.
or her regular life activities or participate in
the activities of the university, and actually         A student or student organization is
does cause the victim substantial emotional        responsible for the conduct of guests on
distress and undermines the victim’s ability       or in university property and at functions
to work, study, or participate in the victim’s     sponsored by the university or sponsored by
regular life activities or participate in the      any recognized university organization.
activities of the university.                      wAc 504-26-303 Students studying abroad.
wAc 504-26-223 Stalking.                               Students who participate in any uni-
    Intentionally and repeatedly harassing         versity-sponsored or -sanctioned foreign
or following a person and intentionally or         country study program shall observe the
unintentionally placing the person being           following rules and regulations:
followed or harassed in fear of physical             (1) The laws of the host country;
harm to one’s self or property or physi-             (2) The academic and disciplinary regula-
cal harm to another person or another’s                   tions of the educational institution
property.                                                 or residential housing program where
                                                          the student is studying; and

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 (3) Any other agreements related to the              in the enforcement of criminal law
     student’s study program in a foreign             on campus and in the conditions
     country.                                         imposed by criminal courts for the
                                                      rehabilitation of student violators
wAc 504-26-304 Group conduct.
                                                      (provided that the conditions do
   Sororities, fraternities, and recognized           not conflict with campus rules or
groups shall comply with the standards of             sanctions). Individual students and
conduct for students and with university              other members of the university
policies. When a member or members of a               community, acting in their personal
student organization violates the stan-               capacities, remain free to interact with
dards of conduct for students, the student            governmental representatives as they
organization or individual members may be             deem appropriate.
subject to appropriate sanctions authorized
by these standards.                              ARTICLE IV
wAc 504-26-305 Violation of law and
university discipline.                           STUDENT coNDUcT coDE
 (1) University disciplinary proceedings         PRocEDURES
     may be instituted against a student
     charged with conduct that potentially       wAc 504-26-401 complaints and student
     violates both the criminal law and          conduct process.
     the standards of conduct for students        (1) Any member of the university com-
     (that is, if both possible violations            munity may file a complaint against a
     result from the same factual situation)          student for violations of the standards
     without regard to pending civil or               of conduct for students. A complaint
     criminal litigation in court or criminal         is prepared in writing and directed
     arrest and prosecution. Proceedings              to a student conduct officer. Any
     under these standards may be carried             complaint is to be submitted as soon
     out prior to, simultaneously with, or            as possible after the event takes place,
     following civil or criminal proceed-             preferably within thirty days.
     ings off campus at the discretion of         (2) A student conduct officer, or designee,
     the vice president for student affairs           may review and investigate any com-
     or designee. Determinations made                 plaint to determine whether it appears
     or sanctions imposed under these                 to state a violation of the code of
     standards are not subject to change              conduct. If a conduct officer deter-
     because criminal charges arising                 mines that a complaint appears to
     out of the same facts giving rise to             state a violation of the student code of
     violation of university rules were dis-          conduct, she or he considers whether
     missed, reduced, or resolved in favor            the matter might be resolved through
     of the criminal law defendant. A stu-            agreement with the accused or
     dent charged with criminal offenses              through alternative dispute resolution
     may choose to remain silent during               proceedings involving the complain-
     conduct proceedings, recognizing                 ant and the accused. The complainant
     that he or she gives up the opportu-             and the accused are informed of uni-
     nity to explain his or her version of            versity options for alternative dispute
     events and that the decision is made             resolution and may request that the
     based on the information presented               matter be addressed using alternative
     at the hearing.                                  dispute resolution techniques. Gener-
 (2) When a student is charged by federal,            ally, the accused and complainant
     state, or local authorities with a viola-        must agree to the use of alternative
     tion of law, the university does not             dispute resolution techniques. If the
     request or agree to special consider-            accused and the student conduct
     ation for that individual because of             officer reach an agreed resolution of
     his or her status as a student. If the           the complaint, the disposition is final;
     alleged offense is also being processed          there is no right to appeal from an
     under the standards of conduct for               agreed disposition.
     students, the university may advise          (3) If the conduct officer has determined
     off-campus authorities of the exis-              that a complaint has merit and if the
     tence of the standards and of how                matter is not resolved through agree-
     such matters are typically handled               ment or alternative dispute resolution,
     within the university community. The             the matter is handled through either a
     university attempts to cooperate with            conduct officer hearing or as a univer-
     law enforcement and other agencies               sity conduct board hearing.


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     (a) When the allegation involves harm            (b) If the student is no longer enrolled
          or threat of harm to any person or                at the time notice is sent, the
          person’s property and the accused                 notice is sent to the student’s
          disputes the facts and/or denies                  permanent address recorded in
          responsibility, the matter may be                 the registrar’s files. The student or
          referred to the university conduct                student organization is respon-
          board for resolution.                             sible for maintaining an updated
    (b) If the possible or recommended                      mailing address on file with the
          sanction is expulsion or suspen-                  registrar.
          sion, the matter is referred to the          (c) Any request to extend the time
          university conduct board.                         and/or date of the conduct officer
     (c) Matters other than those listed in                 conference/hearing should be
          (a) and (b) of this subsection are                addressed to the conduct officer.
          heard by a conduct officer, unless       (2) In order that any informality in
          the conduct officer exercises his or          disciplinary proceedings not mislead
          her discretion to refer the matter to         a student as to the seriousness of
          a conduct board at any time before            the matter under consideration, the
          a decision is issued. A student may           student is informed of the potential
          request that a conduct board hear             sanctions involved at the initial con-
          the case, but the final decision to           ference or hearing.
          refer the matter to the university       (3) After a review of the evidence and
          conduct board for hearing is made             interviewing the student(s) involved
          by the university conduct officer             in the case, the conduct officer may
          and such decision is not subject to           take any of the following actions:
          appeal.                                     (a) Terminate the proceeding exoner-
 (4) The student conduct officer provides                   ating the student or students;
      complainants who have been targets              (b) Dismiss the case;
      of alleged misconduct or who feel                (c) Impose appropriate sanctions as
      victimized thereby with names of                      provided in WAC 504-26-405.
      university and community advocates                    Such sanctions are subject to the
      or resources who may be able to help                  student’s right of appeal as pro-
      the complainant address his or her                    vided in this code; or
      concerns about the behaviors and                (d) Refer the matter to the university
      provide support to the complainant                    conduct board pursuant to WAC
      throughout the conduct process. Due                   504-26-401(3).
      to federal privacy law, the university       (4) The conduct officer may consider the
      may not disclose to the complain-                 student’s past contacts with the office
      ant any sanctions taken against the               of student conduct in determining an
      accused student, unless the complain-             appropriate sanction and/or deciding
      ant was the victim of a violent crime             whether to refer the case for a univer-
      for which the accused was found                   sity conduct board hearing.
      responsible as defined under the             (5) The student is notified in writing of
      Family Educational Rights and Privacy             the determination made by the con-
      Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g; 34             duct officer within ten business days
      CFR Part 99), or the accused student              of the proceeding. The notice includes
      consents to such disclosure.                      information regarding the student’s
                                                        right to appeal pursuant to WAC 504-
wAc 504-26-402 conduct officer actions.
                                                        26-407.
 (1) Any student charged by a conduct
     officer with a violation of any provi-       wAc 504-26-403 conduct board proceedings.
     sion of standards of conduct for              (1) Any student charged by a con-
     students is notified of the basis for             duct officer with a violation of any
     the charge or charges and of the                  provision of standards of conduct
     time, date, and place of a conference             for students that is to be heard by a
     between the student and the conduct               conduct board is provided notice by
     officer through one of the following              personal delivery or by regular United
     procedures.                                       States mail addressed to the student or
    (a) The conduct officer provides notice            student organization at her, his, or its
         by personal delivery or by regular            last known address.
         United States mail addressed to the          (a) If the student is no longer enrolled
         student or student organization at                at the time notice is sent, the
         his, her, or its last known address.              notice is sent to the student’s
         Duplicate notice may be provided                  permanent address recorded in the
         by electronic mail.                               registrar’s files.

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     (b) The student or student organiza-                   the university conduct board
           tion is responsible for keeping an               chair and/or the student con-
           updated mailing address on file                  duct officer.
           with the registrar.                      (iii)   In university conduct board
  (2) The written notice shall be completed                 hearings involving more than
       by the conduct officer and shall                     one accused student, the
       include:                                             student conduct officer, at his
     (a) The specific complaint, including                  or her discretion, may permit
           the university policy or regulation              joint or separate hearings.
           allegedly violated;                      (iv)    In university conduct board
     (b) The approximate time and place                     hearings involving graduate
           of the alleged act that forms the                students, board memberships
           factual basis for the charge of                  are comprised to include
           violation;                                       graduate students and graduate
      (c) The time, date, and place of the                  teaching faculty to the extent
           hearing;                                         possible.
     (d) A list of the witnesses who may             (v)    The complainant and the
           be called to testify, to the extent              accused student have the right
           known;                                           to be assisted by an advisor
      (e) A description of all documentary                  they choose, at their own
           and real evidence to be used at                  expense. The complainant
           the hearing, to the extent known,                and/or the accused student is
           including a statement that the stu-              responsible for presenting his
           dent shall have the right to inspect             or her own information, and,
           his or her student conduct file.                 therefore, during the hearing,
  (3) Time for hearings.                                    advisors are not permitted to
     (a) The conduct board hearing is                       address the board, witnesses,
           scheduled not less than seven days               conduct officers or any party
           after the student has been sent                  or representatives invited by
           notice of the hearing, except in                 the parties to the hearing, or
           the case of interim suspensions as               to participate directly in any
           set forth in WAC 504-26-406. Ordi-               university conduct hearing. An
           narily, the hearing occurs within                advisor may communicate with
           fifteen days of notice.                          the accused and recesses may be
     (b) Requests to extend the time and/or                 allowed for this purpose. A stu-
           date for hearing must be addressed               dent should select as an advisor
           to the chair of the university                   a person whose schedule allows
           conduct board. Requests made by                  attendance at the scheduled
           an accused student must be copied                date and time for the university
           to the Office of Student Conduct;                conduct board hearing because
           requests made by the Office of Stu-              delays are not normally allowed
           dent Conduct must be copied to                   due to the scheduling conflicts
           the accused student. A request for               of an advisor.
           extension of time is granted only        (vi)    The complainant, the accused
           upon a showing of good cause.                    student, and the student
(4) University conduct board hearings are                   conduct officer may arrange for
       conducted by a university conduct                    witnesses to present pertinent
       board according to the following                     information to the university
       guidelines, except as provided by                    conduct board. The conduct
       subsection (6) of this section:                      officer tries to arrange the
     (a) Procedures:                                        attendance of possible wit-
          (i) University conduct board hear-                nesses who are identified by
                ings are conducted in private.              the complainant. Complainant
         (ii) The complainant, accused                      witnesses must provide written
                student, and his or her advisor,            statements to the conduct
                if any, are allowed to attend the           officer at least two weekdays
                entire portion of the univer-               prior to the hearing. Witnesses
                sity conduct board hearing at               identified by the accused
                which information is received               student must provide written
                (excluding deliberations).                  statements to the conduct offi-
                Admission of any other person               cer at least two weekdays prior
                to the university conduct board             to the conduct hearing. The
                hearing is at the discretion of             accused student is responsible


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         for informing his or her wit-                       able members of the university
         nesses of the time and place of                     community would rely upon in
         the hearing. Witnesses provide                      the conduct of their affairs. The
         information to and answer                           chair of the university conduct
         questions from the university                       board shall have the discretion
         conduct board. Questions may                        to determine admissibility of
         be suggested by the accused                         evidence.
         student and/or complainant               (b) If the accused student is found
         to be answered by each other                    responsible for any of the charges
         or by other witnesses. Written                  brought against the accused, the
         questions are directed to the                   board may, at that time, consider
         conduct board chair, rather                     the student’s past contacts with the
         than to the witness directly.                   office of student conduct in deter-
         This method is used to preserve                 mining an appropriate sanction.
         the educational tone of the               (c) The accused student or student
         hearing and to avoid creation                   organization is notified of the con-
         of an unduly adversarial                        duct board’s decision within ten
         environment, and to allow                       calendar days from the date the
         the board chair to determine                    matter is heard. The accused stu-
         the relevancy of questions.                     dent or organization shall receive
         Questions concerning whether                    written notice of the decision,
         potential information may be                    the reasons for the decision (both
         received are resolved at the                    the factual basis therefore and the
         discretion of the chair of the                  conclusions as to how those facts
         university conduct board.                       apply to the conduct code), the
(vii)    Pertinent records, exhibits, and                sanction, notice that the order
         written statements (including                   will become final unless internal
         student impact statements)                      appeal is filed within twenty-one
         may be accepted as informa-                     days of the date the letter was
         tion for consideration by a                     personally delivered or deposited
         university conduct board at the                 in the U.S. mail, and a statement
         discretion of the chair.                        of how to file an appeal.
(viii)   Questions related to the order                 (i) The conduct board’s written
         of the proceedings are subject                      decision is sent by regular mail
         to the final decision of the                        or personal delivery, and may
         chair of the university conduct                     also be sent by electronic mail
         board.                                              to the accused student’s or the
 (ix)    After the portion of the uni-                       president of the student organi-
         versity conduct board hearing                       zation’s last known address, as
         concludes in which all perti-                       set forth in the registrar’s files.
         nent information is received,                 (ii) The written decision is the
         the student conduct board                           university’s initial order.
         shall determine (by majority                 (iii) If the student or organization
         vote) whether the accused stu-                      does not appeal the conduct
         dent has violated each section                      board’s decision within twenty-
         of the standards of conduct for                     one calendar days from the
         students as charged.                                date of the decision letter, it
  (x)    The university conduct board’s                      becomes the university’s final
         determination is made on the                        order.
         basis of a “preponderance of          (5) There is a single verbatim record, such
         the evidence,” that is, whether            as a tape recording, of all university
         it is more likely than not that            conduct board hearings (not includ-
         the accused student violated               ing deliberations). Deliberations are
         the standards of conduct for               not recorded. The record is the prop-
         students.                                  erty of the university.
 (xi)    Formal rules of process, proce-       (6) If an accused student to whom notice
         dure, and/or technical rules of            of hearing has been sent (in the
         evidence, such as are applied in           manner provided above) does not
         criminal or civil court, are not           appear before a university conduct
         used in conduct proceedings.               board hearing, the information in
         Relevant evidence, including               support of the complaint is presented
         hearsay, is admissible if it is the        and considered in his or her absence,
         type of evidence that reason-              and the board may issue a decision


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     based upon that information.                           tion of whether or not the student
 (7) The university conduct board may                       is responsible for violating the
     for convenience or to accommodate                      academic integrity policy and/or
     concerns for the personal safety, well-                whether the outcome proposed by
     being, and/or fears of confrontation                   the instructor is in keeping with
     of the complainant, accused stu-                       the instructor’s published course
     dent, and/or other witnesses during                    policies.
     the hearing by providing separate               (b) The academic integrity hearing
     facilities, and/or by permitting par-                  board is empowered to provide an
     ticipation by telephone, audio tape,                   appropriate remedy for a student
     written statement, or other means, as                  including arranging a withdrawal
     determined in the sole judgment of                     from the course, having the stu-
     the vice president for student affairs                 dent’s work evaluated, or changing
     or designee to be appropriate.                         a grade where it finds that:
                                                           (i) The student is not responsible
wAc 504-26-404 Procedure for academic
                                                                for violating academic integrity
integrity violations.                                           policies; or
(1) Initial hearing.                                      (ii) The outcome imposed by
      (a) When a responsible instructor                         the instructor violates the
           finds that a violation of academic                   instructor’s published policies.
           integrity has occurred, the instruc-       (c) Students who appear before the
           tor shall assemble the evidence                  academic integrity board shall
           and, upon reasonable notice to                   have the same rights to notice and
           the student of the date, time, and               to conduct a defense as enumer-
           nature of the allegations, meet                  ated in WAC 504-26-403 except:
           with the student suspected of vio-              (i) Notice of hearing and writ-
           lating academic integrity policies.                  ten orders shall be sent to
           If the student admits violating                      the address provided by the
           academic integrity policies, the                     student in the student’s request
           instructor assigns an outcome in                     for review (unless an address is
           keeping with published course                        not provided therein); and
           policies and notifies the Office of            (ii) The written decision of the
           Student Conduct in writing of the                    academic integrity hearing
           allegations, the student’s admis-                    board is the university’s final
           sion, and the sanctions imposed.                     order. There is no appeal
      (b) If the instructor is unable to meet                   from findings of responsibil-
           with the student or if the accused                   ity or outcomes assigned by
           student disputes the allegation(s)                   university or college academic
           and/or the outcome proposed                          integrity hearing boards.
           by the instructor, the instructor      (3) If the reported violation is the
           shall make a determination as to            student’s first offense, the Office of
           whether the student did or did              Student Conduct ordinarily requires
           not violate the academic integrity          the student to attend a workshop
           policy. If the instructor finds that        separate from, and in addition to, any
           the student was in violation, the           academic outcomes imposed by the
           instructor shall provide the student        instructor. A hold is placed on the
           and the Office of Student Conduct           student’s record preventing registra-
           with a written determination, the           tion or graduation until completion of
           evidence relied upon, and the sanc-         the workshop.
           tions imposed.                         (4) If the reported violation is the
      (c) The student has twenty-one days              student’s second offense, the student
           from the date of the decision               is ordinarily required to appear before
           letter to request a review of the           a university conduct board with a
           instructor’s determination and/             recommendation that the student be
           or sanction(s) imposed to the aca-          dismissed from the university.
           demic integrity hearing board.         (5) If the instructor or academic integrity
  (2) Review.                                          hearing board determines that the act
      (a) Upon timely request for review               of academic dishonesty for which the
           by a student who has been found             student is found responsible is par-
           by his or her instructor to have            ticularly egregious in light of all atten-
           violated the academic integrity             dant circumstances, the instructor
           policy, the academic integrity              or academic integrity hearing board
           hearing board shall make a sepa-            may direct that the student’s case be
           rate and independent determina-             heard by the university conduct board

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     with a recommendation for dismissal          (h) Residence hall expulsion. Perma-
     from the university even if it is the             nent separation of the student
     student’s first offense.                          from the residence halls.
 (6) Because instructors and departments           (i) University suspension. Separation
     have a legitimate educational interest            of the student from the university
     in the outcomes, reports of academic              for a definite period of time, after
     integrity hearing board and/or con-               which the student is eligible to
     duct board hearings shall be reported             request readmission. Conditions
     to the responsible instructor and the             for readmission may be specified.
     chair or dean.                                (j) University expulsion. Permanent
                                                       separation of the student from the
wAc 504-26-405 Sanctions.
                                                       university.
 (1) The following sanctions may be               (k) Revocation of admission and/or
      imposed upon any student found to                degree. Admission to or a degree
      have violated the standards of con-              awarded from the university may
      duct for students:                               be revoked for fraud, misrepresen-
    (a) Warning. A notice in writing to                tation, or other violation of law or
         the student that the student is vio-          university standards in obtaining
         lating or has violated institutional          the degree, or for other serious
         regulations.                                  violations committed by a student
    (b) Probation. Formal action placing               prior to graduation.
         conditions upon the student’s con-        (l) Withholding degree. The uni-
         tinued attendance at the univer-              versity may withhold awarding
         sity. Probation is for a designated           a degree otherwise earned until
         period of time and warns the stu-             the completion of the process set
         dent that suspension or expulsion             forth in this student conduct code,
         may be imposed if the student is              including the completion of all
         found to violate any institutional            sanctions imposed, if any.
         regulation(s) or fails to complete      (m) Trespass. A student may be
         his or her conditions of probation            restricted from any and all univer-
         during the probationary period.               sity premises based on his or her
         A student on probation is not                 misconduct.
         eligible to run for or hold an office    (n) Loss of recognition. A student
         in any student group or organiza-             organization’s recognition may
         tion; she or he is not eligible for           be withheld permanently or for a
         certain jobs on campus, including             specific period of time. A frater-
         but not limited to resident advisor           nity or sorority may be prohibited
         or orientation counselor, and she             from housing freshmen. Loss of
         or he is not eligible to serve on the         recognition is defined as withhold-
         university conduct board.                     ing university services, privileges,
     (c) Loss of privileges. Denial of                 or administrative approval from
         specified privileges for a designated         a student. Services, privileges and
         period of time.                               approval to be withdrawn include,
    (d) Restitution. Compensation for                  but are not limited to, intramural
         loss, damage, or injury. This may             sports (although individual mem-
         take the form of appropriate ser-             bers may participate), information
         vice and/or monetary or material              technology services, university
         replacement.                                  facility use and rental, campus
     (e) Education. The university may                 involvement office organizational
         require the student to successfully           activities, and Office of Fraternity
         complete an educational project               and Sorority Life advising.
         designed to create an awareness of       (o) Hold on transcript and/or registra-
         the student’s misconduct.                     tion. A hold restricts release of
     (f) Community service. Imposition of              a student’s transcript or access
         service hours (not to exceed eighty           to registration until satisfactory
         hours per student or per member               completion of conditions or sanc-
         of an organization).                          tions imposed by a student con-
    (g) Residence hall suspension. Separa-             duct officer or university conduct
         tion of the student from the resi-            board. Upon proof of satisfactory
         dence halls for a definite period of          completion of the conditions or
         time, after which the student may             sanctions, the hold is released.
         be eligible to return. Conditions        (p) No contact order. A prohibition
         for readmission may be specified.             of direct or indirect physical,


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            verbal, and/or written contact with       (3) During the interim suspension, a
            another individual or group.                  student may be denied access to the
 (2)    More than one of the sanctions listed             residence halls, and/or to the campus
        above may be imposed for any single               (including classes), and/or all other
        violation.                                        university activities or privileges for
 (3)    In determining an appropriate sanc-               which the student might otherwise
        tion for a violation of the student               be eligible, as the vice president for
        conduct code, a student’s or student              student affairs or designee may deter-
        organization’s past contacts with the             mine to be appropriate.
        office of student conuct may be               (4) The vice president for student affairs
        considered.                                       or designee ordering an interim
 (4)    Other than university expulsion or                suspension prepares a brief written
        revocation or withholding of a degree,            decision containing the reasons for
        disciplinary sanctions are not made               the decision (both the factual basis
        part of the student’s permanent aca-              and the conclusions as to why those
        demic record, but shall become part of            facts constitute a violation of the stu-
        the student’s disciplinary record.                dent code of conduct), and the policy
 (5)    In cases heard by university conduct              reasons for the interim suspension.
        boards, sanctions are determined by               The vice president of student affairs
        that board. The student conduct offi-             or designee sends copies of the deci-
        cer has the authority to assign sanc-             sion by personal delivery or by U.S.
        tions in any conduct officer hearing.             mail to all persons or offices bound
 (6)    Academic integrity violations.                    by it (including, at a minimum, the
       (a) No credit need be given for work               suspended student and the Office of
            that is not the student’s own.                Student Conduct).
            Thus, in academic integrity viola-        (5) The interim suspension does not
            tions, the responsible instructor             replace the regular hearing process,
            has the authority to assign a grade           which shall proceed to hearing as
            and/or educational sanction in                quickly as feasible, ordinarily within
            accordance with the expectations              five working days where the accused
            set forth in the relevant course              student has not consented to a longer
            syllabus. The instructor’s choices            time frame.
            may include, but are not limited
                                                     wAc 504-26-407 Review of decision.
            to, assigning a grade of “F” for the
            assignment and/or assigning an            (1) A decision reached by the university
            educational sanction such as extra             conduct board or a sanction imposed
            or replacement assignments, quiz-              by the student conduct officer may be
            zes, or tests, or assigning a grade of         appealed by the accused student(s) in
            “F” for the course.                            the manner prescribed in the decision
                                                           letter containing the university’s deci-
wAc 504-26-406 Interim suspension.                         sion and sanctions. Such appeal must
   In certain circumstances, the vice presi-               be made within twenty-one days of
dent for student affairs, or a designee, may               the date of the decision letter.
impose a university suspension prior to the              (a) The university president or desig-
university conduct board hearing.                              nee, of his or her own initiative,
 (1) Interim suspension may be imposed                         may direct that an appeals board
      only in situations involving an imme-                    be convened to review a conduct
      diate danger to the health, safety or                    board decision without notice to
      welfare of:                                              the parties. However, the appeals
     (a) Any part of the university com-                       board may not take any action less
          munity or public at large; or                        favorable to the accused student(s),
     (b) The student’s own physical safety                     unless notice and an opportunity
          and well-being.                                      to explain the matter is first given
 (2) Conduct that creates an ongoing                           to the accused student(s).
      disruption of, or interference with, the           (b) If the accused and/or the office of
      operations of the university and that                    student conduct wish to explain
      prevents other students, employees,                      their views of the matter to the
      invitees, or members of the university                   appeals board they shall do so in
      community from completing their                          writing.
      duties as employees or students, is                 (c) The appeals board shall make any
      conduct harmful to the welfare of                        inquiries necessary to ascertain
      members of the university community.                     whether the proceeding must be
                                                               converted to a formal adjudicative


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          hearing under the Administra-                shall be delivered or mailed to the
          tive Procedure Act (chapter 34.05            last known address of the accused
          RCW).                                        student(s). It is the student’s respon-
(2) Except as required to explain the                  sibility to maintain a correct and
     basis of new information, an appeal               updated address with the registrar.
     is limited to a review of the verbatim            The university appeal board’s deci-
     record of the university conduct board            sion letter is the final order and shall
     hearing and supporting documents                  advise the student or student orga-
     for one or more of the following pur-             nization that judicial review may be
     poses:                                            available. If the appeal board does not
   (a) To determine whether the univer-                provide the student with a response
          sity conduct board hearing was               within twenty days after the request
          conducted fairly in light of the             for appeal is received, the request for
          charges and information pre-                 appeal is deemed denied.
          sented, and in conformity with           (5) The appeals board decision is effec-
          prescribed procedures giving the             tive as soon as the order is signed.
          complaining party a reasonable               A petition to delay the date that the
          opportunity to prepare and to                order becomes effective (a “petition
          present information that the stan-           for stay”) may be directed to the chair
          dards of conduct for students were           of the appeals board within ten days
          violated, and giving the accused             of the date the order was personally
          student a reasonable opportu-                delivered to the student or placed in
          nity to prepare and to present               the U.S. mail. The chair shall have
          a response to those allegations.             authority to decide whether to grant
          Deviations from designated proce-            or deny the request.
          dures are not a basis for sustain-       (6) There is no further review beyond
          ing an appeal unless significant             that of the findings of responsibility
          prejudice results.                           or outcomes assigned by university
   (b) To determine whether the decision               or college academic integrity hearing
          reached regarding the accused                boards.
          student was based on substantial
          information, that is, whether           ARTICLE V
          there were facts in the case that,
          if believed by the fact finder, were
          sufficient to establish that a viola-
                                                  REcoRDS
          tion of the standards of conduct        wAc 504-26-501 Records.
          for students occurred.
    (c) To determine whether the                   (1) Disciplinary records are maintained
          sanction(s) imposed were appro-              in accordance with the university’s
          priate for the violation of the              records retention schedule.
          standards of conduct for students        (2) The disciplinary record is confidential.
          which the student was found to           (3) A student may request a copy of his
          have committed.                              or her own disciplinary record at his
   (d) To consider new information, suf-               or her own reasonable expense by
          ficient to alter a decision, or other        making a written request to the Office
          relevant facts not brought out in            of Student Conduct.
          the original hearing, because such       (4) Personally identifiable student infor-
          information and/or facts were not            mation is redacted to protect another
          known to the person appealing at             student’s privacy.
          the time of the original student         (5) A student may authorize release of his
          conduct board hearing.                       or her own disciplinary record to a third
(3) The university appeals board shall                 party in compliance with the Family
     review the record and all information             Educational Rights and Privacy Act
     provided by the parties and make                  (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g; 34 CFR
     determinations based on the following:            Part 99) by making a written request to
   (a) Affirm, reverse, or modify the                  the Office of Student Conduct.
          conduct board’s decision;                (6) The university may inform the
   (b) Affirm, reverse, or modify the                  complainant of the outcome of any
          sanctions imposed by the conduct             disciplinary proceeding involving a
          board.                                       crime of violence as defined by FERPA
(4) The appeal board’s decision shall be               (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).
     personally delivered or mailed via U.S.       (7) The university may not communicate
     mail to the student. Such decision                a student’s disciplinary record to any
                                                       person or agency outside the univer-

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      sity without the prior written consent
      of the student, except as required or
                                                ARTICLE VI
      permitted by law. Exceptions include
      but are not limited to:                   INTERPRETATIoN AND REVISIoN
     (a) The student’s parents or legal
                                                wAc 504-26-601 Interpretations.
          guardians may review these
          records if the student is a minor        Any question of interpretation or
          or a dependent for tax purposes as    application of the standards of conduct for
          defined by FERPA (20 U.S.C. Sec.      students is referred to the vice president for
          1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).               student affairs or designee for final determi-
     (b) Release to another educational         nation.
          institution, upon request, where      wAc 504-26-602 Periodic review.
          the student seeks or intends to
          enroll, as allowed by FERPA (20           The standards of conduct for students
          U.S.C. Sec. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).   are reviewed every three years under the
                                                direction of the student conduct officer.




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                         Reporting Violations of
                        Student Conduct Code or
                    University Policies and Regulations
              Students, staff, faculty, parents, and community members are encouraged to report com-
              plaints and concerns. Following is a listing of appropriate reporting agencies for campus-
              related concerns. When in doubt, call WSU Police at 911 for assistance.


              CRIME, such as hate crimes, sexual assault,       Call 911
              assault, drug use or sale, vandalism, etc.

              Student-to-student related issues that take       In case of a crime, contact 911. For immedi-
              place in the Residence Halls or University        ate assistance in other situations, contact
              Apartments such as violations of: Residence       your Area Coordinator, Apartment Coordi-
              Hall Community Standards, Student Con-            nator, or Residence Life, 335-4577.
              duct Code, assaults, sexual assaults, sexual
              misconduct, sexual harassment, harass-
              ment, bias-related incidents, discrimina-
              tion, theft, etc.

              Student-to-student related issues that take       In case of a crime, contact 911. For immedi-
              place off campus, such as violations of           ate assistance in other situations, contact
              Student Conduct Code, assaults, sexual            the Office of Student Conduct,
              assaults, sexual misconduct, sexual harass-       335-4532.
              ment, discrimination, harassment, theft,
              bias-related incidents, etc.

              Student-to-student related issues that            In case of a crime, contact 911. For immedi-
              take place in the Greek system, such as           ate assistance in other situations, contact
              violations of the Student Conduct Code,           the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life,
              assaults, sexual assaults, sexual miscon-         335-5433.
              duct, sexual harassment, discrimination,
              hazing, harassment, theft, bias-related
              incidents, etc.

              Computer abuse/misuse                             Report to Abuse@wsu.edu

              Third-party reports of sexual assault and         Contact the BIAS HOTLINE 332-BIAS, or
              bias-related incidents can be made.               Office of Student Conduct, 335-4532.

              Student complaints regarding staff or fac-        Your Department Chair or the Center for
              ulty, such as sexual harassment, discrimina-      Human Rights, 335-8288.
              tion, academic concerns.                          Office of the University Ombudsman, 335-1195

              Student-staff complaints regarding work           Supervisor or Center for Human Rights,
              issues or work environment.                       335-8288.

              In addition to administrators, faculty, and supervisors, the following university officials also
              are available to discuss any concerns or complaints, or to provide advice on utilizing univer-
              sity complaint procedures:
                               Center for Human Rights 225 French Administration Building 335-8288
                                    Counseling Services 280 Lighty daytime hours                  335-4511
                                                               After 5:00 p.m. call               335-2159
                                        Dean of Students 360 Lighty                               335-5757
                                        Student Conduct 190 Lighty                                335-4532
                                   Ombudsman’s Office 2 Wilson Hall                               335-1195
                              Women’s Resource Center 8 Wilson Hall                               335-6849
7/08 123328




                 Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse                                          332-HELP
                                No individual shall be penalized or retaliated against in any way
                                             by a member of the university community
                                     for initiation or participation in a complaint procedure.

								
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