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Jurisdiction of the standards of conduct for students.

(1) The standards of conduct for students shall apply to conduct that occurs on university premises or in connection with university sponsored activities, including transit to or from the activity.
(2) The standards of conduct may also apply to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the health and/or safety of the university community or the pursuit of the university's vision, mission, or values.
(3) The university has sole discretion to determine what conduct occurring off-campus adversely impacts the university's interests described in subsection (2) of this section. In determining whether university interests are adversely affected and whether to exercise jurisdiction, the conduct officer considers whether the alleged conduct:
(a) Required exercise of jurisdiction under law or as required by federal or state agencies;
(b) Negatively impacted the reputation of the university or its students;
(c) Occurred on the property of recognized living groups;
(d) Caused physical, mental, or emotional harm to another;
(e) Was recognized by onlookers, complainants, or witnesses as being carried out by a student or recognized student organization.
(4) These standards of conduct may be applied to behavior conducted online, via electronic mail or other electronic means.
(5) Each student is responsible and accountable for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though conduct may occur before classes begin or after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment. These standards shall apply to a student's conduct even if the student withdraws from school, takes a leave of absence, or graduates while a disciplinary matter or investigation is pending. Definitions from these standards are incorporated into Washington State University's executive policy 15, which prohibits discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. WSR 16-08-014, § 504-26-200, filed 3/28/16, effective 4/28/16; WSR 15-11-041, § 504-26-200, filed 5/14/15, effective 6/14/15; WSR 15-01-080, § 504-26-200, filed 12/15/14, effective 1/15/15; WSR 14-11-025, § 504-26-200, filed 5/12/14, effective 6/12/14; WSR 11-11-031, § 504-26-200, filed 5/11/11, effective 6/11/11; WSR 08-05-001, § 504-26-200, filed 2/6/08, effective 3/8/08; WSR 06-23-159, § 504-26-200, filed 11/22/06, effective 12/23/06.]
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