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WAC 516-21-240

Student conduct system.

(1) The vice president for enrollment and student services is responsible for administration of the code. Supervision of the code has been delegated by the vice president to the dean of students.
(2) A conduct officer(s) shall be appointed and supervised by the dean of students or their authorized designee. A conduct officer has the authority to consider complaints, make findings, and administer sanctions for violations of the code. In complaints alleging discrimination or sexual violence, which includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking or any other type of sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination, an investigation and written report of findings from Western Washington University's equal opportunity office (or their designee) will be provided to a conduct officer in lieu of the conduct officer's investigation.
(3) Appeal board members shall be appointed to consider appeals of a conduct officer's findings and sanctions. Appeal board members shall include a pool of the following:
(a) Four faculty members, appointed by the faculty senate;
(b) Six student members, appointed by the associated students board of directors and/or residence hall association. Student board members must:
(i) Have a cumulative grade point average above 2.0;
(ii) Not currently be under an active sanction of the conduct code or have had previous conduct violations during the current academic year; and
(iii) Be confirmed by the dean of students; and
(c) Four staff members, generally but not exclusively from the division of enrollment and student services, confirmed by the dean of students.
(4) An appeals board shall be composed of five members and any three persons constitute a quorum of a board. Generally an appeals board will be comprised of faculty, staff, and students, but in some instances may only be comprised of members from two of the three groups. The dean of students, or their designee, will appoint a chair from this pool for each board. Board members may not have been involved in consideration of the complaint, or involved in the complaint. Board members must be properly trained in accordance with state and/or federal guidance. The dean of students or their designee will have final authority to approve all of those serving on a board. The dean of students, or their designee, will work to ensure that any board is balanced and representative.
(5) A staff member appointed by the dean of students may advise the board on technical details of the code and its procedures.
(6) Conduct officers, the appeals board, and the dean of students or authorized designees have full authority to administer a decision under the code.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120, chapter 34.05 RCW, and 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688. WSR 17-05-100, § 516-21-240, 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, § 516-21-240, filed 12/9/11, effective 1/9/12.]
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