WSR 11-15-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY


[ Filed July 19, 2011, 9:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The university is updating the standards of conduct for students, chapter 504-26 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.30.150.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update, edit, and clarify the standards of conduct for students. Recent guidance from the federal Department of Education encourages institutions to review and update standards related to Title IX and sexual violence.

Process for Developing New Rule: Reviewed internally at many levels before proposal.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ralph Jenks, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, phone (509) 335-2005, fax (509) 335-3969, and e-mail jenks@wsu.edu. A public hearing will be held to permit comment to all proposed rules and revisions. There will be an opportunity to provide written comments to the proposed rules.

June 19, 2011

Ralph T. Jenks, Director

Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

and the University Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office