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PDFWAC 516-21-310

Confidentiality of conduct proceedings and records.

(1) The confidentiality of all conduct proceedings and records will be maintained in compliance with the student records policy as applicable with state and federal laws. Conduct records prepared by a conduct officer, the appeals board, the Title IX committee, and/or the dean of students:
(a) Will be held in the office of student life for six years, except in cases of suspension, interim suspension, or expulsion, which are permanent records; and
(b) Will not be shared with any member of the public, except upon the informed written consent of the student(s) involved or as stated in the student records policy, or as required by law or court order. This includes, but may not be limited to:
(i) Information disclosed in conformance with exceptions to the prior written consent requirement of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and implementing regulations found at 34 C.F.R. Sec. 99.
(ii) Files subjected to public records requests as required by state law.
(iii) In cases involving any crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense where the complainant is deceased, final results of any disciplinary proceeding may be shared with the complainant's next of kin, upon their written request.
(2) The conduct officer's findings may be shared with the complainant, as required by law, in cases involving violence as defined by FERPA or sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking or any other type of sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination.
(3) The findings may also be shared with university officials involved in the completion or supervision of the sanction and/or the student. See also chapter 516-26 WAC, Student records.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12) and 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688. WSR 22-01-075, § 516-21-310, 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, § 516-21-310, 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, § 516-21-310, filed 12/9/11, effective 1/9/12.]
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