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PDFWAC 132Z-115-035

Disciplinary sanctions.

The college may impose any of the following disciplinary sanctions for violations of this student code. Violations must be proved by a preponderance of the evidence.
(1) Conduct reprimand. A "conduct reprimand" is a written notice formally censuring a student for a student code violation and providing notice that a repeated violation will subject the student to more severe disciplinary action.
(2) Conduct probation.
(a) The term "conduct probation" means a specified period of time during which a student's continued enrollment will be conditioned on the student's compliance with specified requirements or restrictions. The probation may be for a limited term or may extend for the duration of the student's attendance at the college, depending on the nature and seriousness of the code violation(s).
(b) Conditions placed on a student's continued enrollment may include, without limitation, any one or more of the following requirements or restrictions:
(i) Compliance with applicable standards of conduct under the student code and college policies;
(ii) Restitution, defined as payment of compensation for damage or loss caused to the college or any person as a result of the student's misconduct, or the assessment of such fines as may be authorized under specific college policies for violations of those policies;
(iii) Restrictions on the student's contact with specified individuals or groups, which may include an order that the student refrain from having any communication with the specified persons;
(iv) Restrictions on the student's access to specified college premises and/or limitations on the student's participation in college activities;
(v) A requirement that the student receive education or participate in training relating to the student's misconduct, which may include other educational sanctions assigned for the purpose of facilitating student development and learning as deemed appropriate to the offense;
(vi) A requirement that the student be professionally evaluated by a qualified health care provider who is approved by the college and who is authorized by the student to discuss the evaluation with designated college officials, together with a requirement that the student comply with treatment recommendations relating to the student's ability to maintain appropriate standards of conduct.
(c) A student's failure to comply with the conditions of the conduct probation may result in further disciplinary action including, but not limited to, disciplinary suspension or permanent dismissal.
(3) Conduct suspension. A "conduct suspension" means a temporary dismissal from the college and the suspension of student status for a specified period of time with no refund of tuition or fees. Reenrollment following a disciplinary suspension may be conditioned on any of the requirements or restrictions that may apply to a conduct probation.
(4) Conduct dismissal. The term "conduct dismissal" means permanent expulsion from the college with no refund of tuition or fees and may include an order trespassing the student from college premises. A sanction of conduct dismissal shall be recorded on the student's academic transcript.
(5) Other sanctions. The following additional sanctions for student code violations may be imposed as required or permitted by law or college policy.
(a) Athletics eligibility. A student athlete found in violation of WAC 132Z-115-025 (2)(c), relating to drug violations, shall be ineligible to participate in college athletics pursuant to RCW 69.41.340.
(b) Parental notification. The college reserves the right to inform a student's parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the student's misconduct to the extent permitted by applicable law.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 15-14-013, ยง 132Z-115-035, filed 6/19/15, effective 7/20/15.]
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