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PDFWAC 132V-121-060

Standards for student conduct.

Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary consequences outlined in WAC 132V-121-070, Code of student conduct procedures.
(1) Acts of dishonesty including, but not limited to, the following (see Tacoma Community College Administrative Procedure for Academic Dishonesty):
(a) Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, academic misconduct or other forms of academic dishonesty.
(b) Withholding information or furnishing false information to any college official, faculty member or office.
(c) Forgery, alteration or misuse of any college document, record, or instrument of identification.
(2) Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other college activities, including its public service functions on or off campus, or of other authorized noncollege activities when the conduct occurs on college premises.
(3) Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person, including reckless driving.
(4) Stalking which is a pattern of unwanted behavior that is directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person alarm and/or fear.
(5) Sexual harassment which is defined as engaging in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such behavior offends the recipient, causes discomfort or humiliation, or interferes with school-related performance (as stated in chapter 132V-300 WAC, Grievance Procedure—Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination and Disability Discrimination).
(6) Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the college or property of a member of the college community on campus.
(7) Hazing which means any method of initiation into a student group or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such a group that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious mental or emotional harm, to any student or other person attending any institution of higher education (as stated in chapter 132V-130 WAC, Hazing policy).
(8) Failure to comply with directions of college employees acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
(9) Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any college premises or unauthorized entry to or use of college premises.
(10) Violation of any college policy.
(11) Violation of any federal, state or local law.
(12) Being under the influence, use, possession, manufacturing or distribution of marijuana (including medical marijuana), heroin, narcotics or other controlled substances, or associated paraphernalia (pursuant to RCW 69.50.102).
(13) Being under the influence, use, possession, manufacturing or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by college regulations) at college-sponsored events. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstances, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person under twenty-one years of age.
(14) Possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on college premises or use of any such item in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others.
(15) Leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities on any college premises.
(16) Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on college premises or at college sponsored or supervised functions.
(17) Falsely setting off or otherwise tampering with any emergency safety equipment, alarm, or other device established for the safety of individuals and/or college facilities.
(18) Conduct that is disorderly, breach of peace, or aiding, abetting or procuring another person to breach the peace on college premises or at functions sponsored by the college or members of the academic community. Disorderly conduct includes, but is not limited to, any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on college premises without his/her prior knowledge, or with his/her effective consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, taking pictures of another person in a locker room or restroom without their permission.
(19) Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources including, but not limited to:
(a) Unauthorized entry into a file for any purpose;
(b) Use of another individual's identification and/or password without his or her permission;
(c) Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or college official;
(d) Interfering with normal operation of the college computing system;
(e) Violation of copyright laws;
(f) Any violation of the college's acceptable use of information systems and services policy.
(20) Abuse of the student conduct system including, but not limited to:
(a) Failure to obey the notice from a student conduct appeal board or college employee to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the student conduct system;
(b) Falsification, distortion or misrepresentation of information before a student conduct appeal board;
(c) Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a student conduct appeal board hearing;
(d) Institution of a code of student conduct proceeding in bad faith;
(e) Attempting to discourage an individual's participation in, or use of, the student conduct system;
(f) Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a student conduct appeal board prior to and/or during the course of the student conduct appeal board proceeding;
(g) Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a student conduct appeal board prior to, during and/or after a code of student conduct proceeding;
(h) Failure to comply with the consequence(s) imposed under the code of student conduct;
(i) Influencing or attempting to influence another person to violate the code of student conduct system.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 11-24-031, § 132V-121-060, filed 12/1/11, effective 1/1/12.]
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