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PDFWAC 516-21-030


(1) The student conduct code applies to all conduct that occurs on university property or in connection with any official university function.
(2) Student conduct that occurs off campus may be subject to the student conduct code when it:
(a) Adversely affects the safety or well-being of any member of the university community; or
(b) Adversely affects the pursuit of the university's vision, mission, or values; or
(c) Involves academic work or any records, documents, or identifications of the university.
In determining whether to exercise jurisdiction over such conduct, a conduct officer shall consider the seriousness of the alleged offense, the risk of harm involved, and whether the alleged complainant(s) are members of the university community. Any question of interpretation or application of jurisdiction shall be referred to the dean of students for final determination.
(3) Students are responsible for their conduct from the time they have confirmed their enrollment at Western through the awarding of their degree. This includes conduct that occurs before classes begin, after classes end, and during periods between actual terms of enrollment. Students who are found to be in violation of the code may be subject to sanctions under the code.
(4) A student with a pending conduct violation may not avoid the conduct process by withdrawing from the university. In these circumstances, either:
(a) The university will proceed with the conduct process and, if so, the respondent will be provided with a continued opportunity to participate; and/or
(b) A conduct hold may be placed on the student's official record, preventing them from registering for classes, requesting an official transcript, or receiving a degree from the university. This hold will remain in place until the student has met with the conduct officer to discuss the alleged conduct violation(s).
(5) The code applies to the conduct of any student employee whose position is conditioned upon their student status.
(6) Sanctions against student organizations are decided by procedures established by the university administrative unit governing that organization's recognition. Conduct proceedings against individual member(s) of a student organization can be initiated under this code, independent of any departmental action(s) taken against the student organization.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12) and 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688. WSR 22-01-075, § 516-21-030, filed 12/10/21, effective 12/11/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120, chapter 34.05 RCW, and 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688. WSR 17-05-100, § 516-21-030, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12) and 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688. WSR 12-01-021, § 516-21-030, filed 12/9/11, effective 1/9/12.]
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