The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this student conduct code:
(1) "ASLCC" means the associated students of Lower Columbia College as defined in the constitution of that body.
(2) "Assembly" means any overt activity engaged in by one or more persons, the object of which is to gain publicity, advocate a view, petition for a cause, or disseminate information to any person, persons, or group of persons.
(3) "Business day" means a weekday, excluding weekends, college holidays, and college closure days.
(4) "College" means Lower Columbia College and any other college centers or premises established within Washington State Community College District No. 13.
(5) "College community" means trustees, students, staff, faculty, and visitors in college facilities and college premises.
(6) "College official" includes any person employed by the college performing assigned duties.
(7) "College premises" shall include all campuses of the college, wherever located, and includes all land, buildings, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and other property owned, used, or controlled by the college.
(8) A "complainant" is an alleged victim of sexual misconduct.
(9) "Conduct review officer" is the vice president of student services or other college administrator designated by the president to be responsible for receiving and for reviewing or referring appeals of student disciplinary actions in accordance with the procedures of this code.
(10) "Controlled substance" means and includes any drug or substance as defined in chapter 69.50
RCW as now law or hereafter amended.
(11) "Disciplinary action" is the process by which the student conduct officer imposes discipline against a student for a violation of the student code of conduct.
(12) "Disciplinary appeal" is the process by which an aggrieved student can appeal the discipline imposed by the student conduct officer. Disciplinary appeals from a suspension in excess of ten instructional days or an expulsion are heard by the student conduct committee. Appeals of all other appealable disciplinary action shall be reviewed through brief adjudicative proceedings.
(13) "Faculty member" and "instructor" mean any employee of Washington State Community College District No. 13 who is employed on a full-time or part-time basis as a teacher, instructor, counselor or librarian.
(14) "Filing" is the process by which a document is officially delivered to a college official responsible for facilitating a disciplinary review. Unless otherwise provided, filing shall be accomplished by:
(a) Hand delivery of the document to the specified college official or college official's assistant; or
(b) By sending the document by email and first-class mail to the specified college official's office and college email address.
Papers required to be filed shall be deemed filed upon actual receipt during office hours at the office of the specified college official.
(15) "The president" is the president of the college. The president is authorized to:
(a) Delegate any of their responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as may be reasonably necessary; and
(b) Reassign any and all duties and responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as may be reasonably necessary.
(16) "RCW" means Revised Code of Washington which can be accessed at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/.
(17) "Respondent" is the student against whom disciplinary action is initiated.
(18) "Service" is the process by which a document is officially delivered to a party. Unless otherwise provided, service upon a party shall be accomplished by:
(a) Hand delivery of the document to the party; or
(b) By sending the document by email and by certified mail or first-class mail to the party's last known address.
Service is deemed complete upon hand delivery of the document or upon the date the document is emailed and deposited in the mail.
(19) "Sexual misconduct" has the meaning ascribed to this term in WAC 132M-126-030
(20) "Student" includes all persons taking courses at or through the college, whether on a full-time or part-time basis, and whether such courses are credit courses, noncredit courses, online courses, or otherwise. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college, or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered "students" for purposes of this chapter.
(21) "Student conduct officer" is a college administrator designated by the president to be responsible for implementing and enforcing the student conduct code.
(22) "Student organization" means any number of students who have met the formal requirements of clubs and organizations.