Date of Adoption: January 10, 2000.
Purpose: To amend WAC 495D-120-040 to provide the college with adequately comprehensive definition of student misconduct.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 495D-120-040.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.50.140.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-20-097 on October 5, 1999.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
January 10, 2000
L. Michael Metke, Ed.D
Disciplinary action may be taken for a violation of any provision of this student code, for a violation of other college rules which may from time to time be properly adopted, or for any of the following types of misconduct:
(1) Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed college facilities and other areas so posted by college officials;
(2) The possession, use, sale, or distribution of any alcoholic beverage or illegal drug on the college campus is prohibited, except as specifically provided for by board policy. The use of illegal drugs by any student attending a college-sponsored event is also prohibited, even though the event does not take place at the college. The use of alcohol by any student attending such events on non-college property shall conform to state law;
(3) Engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior;
(4) Where the student presents an imminent danger to college property or to himself or herself or other students or persons in college facilities on or off campus, or to the education process of the college;
(5) Academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college;
(6) The intentional making of false statements or filing of false charges against the college and members of the college community;
(7) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records, funds, or instruments of identification with the intent to defraud;
(8) Theft from or damage to college premises or property, or theft of or damage to property of a member of the college community or college premises;
(9) Failure to comply with the direction of college officials acting in the legitimate performance of their duties;
(10) Possession of firearms, licensed or unlicensed, except where possessed by commissioned police officers as prescribed by law.
(11) Failure to comply with a college rule or policy, as set forth in the Lake Washington Technical College Policies and Procedures Manual;
(12) Failure to comply with college attendance policy as published in the current edition of the Student Handbook;
(13) Retaliation upon witnesses or accusers under this chapter.
The Lake Washington Technical College Policies and Procedures Manual and Student Handbook are available during normal business hours for review in the college's library.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. 92-15-081, § 495D-120-040, filed 7/16/92, effective 8/16/92.]
Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.