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WAC 174-123-240

Resolution and sanctions.

The following resolution and sanctions may be agreed to by, or required of, a respondent found to have violated the code. More than one resolution and sanction may be imposed for any single violation. Resolution and sanctions are based on the unique aspects of each situation and take into consideration the context and seriousness of the violation. In determining the resolution and sanctions, the student conduct official, the student conduct officer, or any appeal officer or panel, will consider history, patterns, and frequency of misconduct; severity and level of impact on the community; and a student's motivation and response to the allegations.
(1) Written warning: This is a written notice that the student has violated one or more terms of this code and that continuation of the same or similar behavior may result in further sanctions.
(2) Probation: A student will be on special status with conditions imposed for a defined period of time and includes the probability of more severe required resolution and sanctions if the student is found to violate the code during the probationary period.
(3) Suspension: Separation of the student from the college for a specified period of time, after which the student is eligible to return, provided that the student has complied with all conditions imposed as part of the suspension and the student is otherwise qualified for enrollment.
(4) Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the college with a notation on the student's transcript. This includes revocation of all rights and privileges of membership in the college community and exclusion from college activities, classes, and programs and college-owned or controlled facilities and property without any possibility of return. There will be no refund of tuition or fees for the quarter in which the sanction takes effect.
(5) Deferred action: Deferred action is most commonly applied to college suspension or expulsion, and college housing suspension or eviction. Deferred action may be applied to other sanctions with conditions stated that outline when the sanction will no longer be in a deferred status. Deferred action is a special status issued for a defined period of time in which the student must complete required resolutions and sanctions that are not included in the deferred status. If the student does not complete the required resolutions and sanctions or is found in violation of the code during the time period, the deferred action will take effect immediately without further review. This deferred action will be in addition to any required resolutions or sanctions arising from the new violation.
(6) Educational actions: The college may require the student to complete an educational activity or experience directly related to the violation committed, at the student's expense. This includes, but is not limited to, work assignments, essays, completion of a workshop or training, restorative practice, or service to the college community.
(7) Emergency contact or parental notification: In cases of suspension, expulsion, or significant health and safety concerns, the parent or emergency contact may be contacted to inform them of the suspension, expulsion, or health and safety concern.
(8) Professional evaluation: Referral for drug, alcohol, psychological, or medical evaluation by an appropriately certified or licensed professional may be required. The student may choose the professional within the scope of practice and having the professional credentials specified by the college. The student will sign all necessary releases: (a) To allow the college to provide the evaluator with all educational and other records in the student's college files; and (b) to allow the evaluator to provide the college with the evaluator's notes and file materials, including the results of tests, assessments, and report. The student's return to college may be conditioned upon compliance with recommendations set forth in such a professional evaluation. If the evaluation indicates that the student is not capable of functioning within the college community, the student will remain suspended until future evaluation recommends that the student is capable of reentering the college and complying with the rules of conduct.
(9) Loss of privileges: This may include, but is not limited to, the following restrictions:
(a) Attend college-sponsored activities or events;
(b) Hold an office or leadership position in any recognized organization or hold any elected or appointed office of the college;
(c) Limited access or restriction from college premises;
(d) Participate in cocurricular activities;
(e) Participate in study abroad programs or field work;
(f) Represent the college to anyone outside the college community in any way, including representing the college at any official function, or any forms of intercollegiate competition or representation;
(g) Student employment;
(h) Reside or be present in college housing;
(i) Use of college equipment.
(10) No contact order: An order directing a student to have no contact with a specified member of the college community, visitor, or particular college facility. The order may include, but is not limited to, directives with regard to path of travel, parking, arrival on campus, or specified times for use of campus resources.
(11) College housing suspension: Separation of the student from the residence halls for a defined period of time that includes being barred from college housing, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions allowing for a student to return to college housing may be specified in the suspension.
(12) College housing eviction: Permanent separation of the student from college housing that includes being barred from college housing.
(13) Restitution: Reimbursement for loss or damage, to property or for injury to persons. This may take the form of appropriate service, monetary or material replacement, or a combination of both.
(14) Conduct hold: A measure restricting release of a student's transcript, diploma(s), or other records; and access to registration prohibiting registration for any program or course.
(15) Withholding admission or degree: The withholding of admission to, or the withholding of a degree awarded from, the college for a specified amount of time. Withholding of a degree will be noted on the student's academic record.
(16) Revocation of admission: The revocation of admission to the college. The denial of admission to the college may occur after admission and prior to initial enrollment.
(17) Revocation of degree: The revocation of a degree from the college may be a sanction in those cases in which egregious academic dishonesty is discovered subsequent to a student's graduation. Degree revocation must be approved by the board of trustees and will be noted on the student's academic record.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.40.120. WSR 18-17-102, § 174-123-240, filed 8/15/18, effective 9/15/18; WSR 12-03-040, § 174-123-240, filed 1/10/12, effective 2/10/12.]
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