PDFWAC 132S-110-030

Title IX jurisdiction.

(1) This procedure applies only if the alleged misconduct:
(a) Occurred in the United States;
(b) Occurred during a college educational program or activity; and
(c) Meets the definition of Title IX sexual harassment as that term is defined in this procedure.
(2) For purposes of this procedure, an "educational program or activity" is defined as locations, events, or circumstances over which the college exercised substantial control over both the respondent and the context in which the alleged sexual harassment occurred. This definition includes any building owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the college.
(3) Proceedings under this procedure must be dismissed if the Title IX coordinator or designee determines that one or all of the requirements of subsection (1)(a) through (c) of this section have not been met. Dismissal under this procedure does not prohibit the college from addressing allegations or taking disciplinary action against conduct that violates provisions of the college's student conduct code, chapter 132S-100 WAC, federal or state law, or other college policies.
(4) If the Title IX coordinator or designee determines the facts in the investigation report are not sufficient to support Title IX jurisdiction and/or does not constitute a Title IX violation, the Title IX coordinator or designee will issue a notice of dismissal in whole or part to both parties explaining why some or all of the Title IX claims have been dismissed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. WSR 20-23-031, § 132S-110-030, filed 11/10/20, effective 12/11/20.]