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PDFWAC 132Q-10-503

Supplemental appeal rights for alleged sexually violent conduct.

(1) The following actions by the chief student services officer/Title IX coordinator and the student conduct administrative panel may be appealed by the complainant:
(a) The dismissal of a sexually violent misconduct complaint; or
(b) The disciplinary sanction(s) and conditions imposed against an accused student for a sexually violent misconduct violation.
(2) Appeals:
(a) A discipline order which includes findings of sexually violent misconduct may be appealed by filing a written notice of appeal with the chief student services officer within twenty calendar days of receiving notice of the discipline order. The notice of appeal must include a written statement setting forth the grounds of appeal and why the appeal should be granted.
(b) The dismissal of a sexually violent misconduct complaint by the Title IX coordinator may be appealed by filing a notice of appeal with the college president within twenty calendar days of receiving notice of the complaint dismissal. The notice of appeal must include a brief written statement explaining why the complainant or respondent is seeking review of the dismissal and why the appeal should be granted.
(3) Notice of appeal:
(a) If an order imposing discipline for a sexual misconduct violation is appealed, the college shall notify the nonappealing complainant/respondent of the appeal. The nonappealing complainant/respondent will be provided the option to be named as a party to the appeal.
(b) If the dismissal of a sexually violent misconduct complaint by the Title IX coordinator is appealed, the college shall notify the nonappealing complainant/respondent of the appeal. The nonappealing complainant/respondent will be provided the option to be named as a party to the appeal.
(4) A complainant/respondent who chooses to appeal a discipline order or who chooses to appear as a party to the appeal of a discipline order or the dismissal of a complaint shall be afforded the same procedural rights as are afforded to the other party.
(5) Review of appeals:
(a) Appeals of orders imposing discipline for a sexual misconduct violation shall be reviewed by the appeals board consistent with WAC 132Q-10-335 (5) through (6).
(b) Appeals of dismissal of complaints of sexual misconduct violation shall be reviewed by a college president. If the college president's decision is to affirm the dismissal of the original complaint that serves as the college's final order regarding the original complaint dismissal. If the college president determines that the dismissal should be reversed, the matter shall be investigated pursuant to WAC 132Q-10-502. If the matter involves sexually violent misconduct, it will be investigated pursuant to WAC 132Q-10-502 and processed consistent with this chapter applicable to sexually violent misconduct. If the matter involves misconduct that does not include sexually violent misconduct, it will be processed consistent with the provisions of this chapter applicable to general misconduct.
(6) The chief student services officer/Title IX coordinator will serve complainant a written notice indicating that the appeal has been resolved on the same date that the final order is served upon the accused student. This notice shall inform the complainant whether the sexual misconduct allegation was found to have merit and describe any sanctions and/or conditions imposed upon the accused student for the complainant's protection, including suspension or dismissal of the accused student.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 25B.50.140. WSR 17-11-076, § 132Q-10-503, filed 5/18/17, effective 6/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 15-15-161, § 132Q-10-503, filed 7/21/15, effective 8/21/15.]
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