Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The rules are being changed to allow authorized Washington State University residence hall, custodial, maintenance, operations, police, fire, and administrative staff to have access to residence halls at all times while performing university duties.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 504-24-020 Social policies and procedures and adding new section WAC 504-24-025 University staff access to residence halls.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.30.150.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: Current rules do not provide for staff access to residence halls.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 25, 2006.
Ralph T. Jenks, Director
Procedures, Records, and Forms
and University Rules Coordinator
POLICIES AND REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT LIVING GROUPS
(a) Living groups are secured during the following hours: 11:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. daily.
(b) It is understood that a living group has the prerogative of maintaining additional security hours if decided by a vote of the living group. The living group's current security hours should be on file in the department of residence living.
(2) Guest rules.
(a) Guests must comply with the regulations of the living groups they are visiting.
(b) Keys or card keys will not be issued to guests.
(c) The host or hostess shall be responsible for the action(s) of guests.
(d) All guests must be escorted while in the building.
(e) Except for those persons authorized access by WAC 504-24-025, ((
G)) guests are defined as anyone not residing in
the residence hall.
Each living group is permitted to develop its own visitation schedule for its main lounge and lobbies. No visitation on living floors is permitted between hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.095, 28B.30.125, 28B.30.150 and chapter 28B.19 RCW. 87-12-013 (Order 87-1), § 504-24-020, filed 5/26/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.125 and 28B.30.150. 80-07-015 (Order 80-2, Resolution No. 6/80-15), § 504-24-020, filed 6/11/80; Order 77-2, § 504-24-020, filed 8/3/77; Order 73-6, § 504-24-020, filed 8/1/73; Order 4, § 504-24-020, filed 10/20/71; Order 3, § 504-24-020, filed 8/5/71.]