WSR 09-07-034



[ Filed March 10, 2009, 11:35 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-05-094.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 516-56 WAC, University housing and dining.

Hearing Location(s): Western Washington University, Main Campus, Board Room, Old Main 340, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, on April 22, 2009, at 4 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 12, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Suzanne Baker, Rules Coordinator, 516 High Street, Old Main 335, Bellingham, WA 98225-9015, e-mail, fax (360) 650-6197, by April 21, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Suzanne Baker by April 22, 2009, (360) 650-3117.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Western Washington University proposes amendments to the housing and dining rules to be consistent with the department's revised mission statement.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120(12).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Western Washington University, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Willy Hart, Director, University Residences, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA, (360) 650-2953; and Enforcement: Eileen Coughlin, Vice-President for Student Affairs, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA, (360) 650-3839.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Chapter 516-56 WAC does not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Chapter 516-56 WAC is not considered a significant legislative rule by Western Washington University.

March 10, 2009

Suzanne M. Baker

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-14-051, filed 6/26/98, effective 7/27/98)

WAC 516-56-001   Housing and dining -- General.   ((The objectives of the housing and dining areas maintained by)) Students in university residences enhance their Western ((Washington University are to provide comfortable, democratic, living conditions conducive to successful academic achievement and to participation in the activities of)) experience in diverse and inclusive communities that foster active learning, leadership, social responsibility, civic engagement, and effective citizenship, supported by a high quality, attractive, and sustainable campus ((life)) environment.

Western is committed to engaged excellence in fulfilling its tripartite mission of teaching, scholarship, and community service in a student-centered environment, with a liberal arts foundation and opportunities to develop professional skills. Western provides students with a personalized teaching and learning environment of the highest quality.

((All)) Rules, regulations, policies, procedures and general information are found in the ((WWU Office of University Residences)) On-Campus Housing Agreement, Guide to University Residences, ((Room and Board Agreement, Birnam Wood Apartment Agreement,)) and((/or)) the Residential Community Handbook, subject to periodic review and revisions. ((Please contact the Office of)) Up-to-date information is available on Western's web site at, via e-mail at, or by writing to University Residences, Edens Hall 101, ((WWU)) Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, ((for the most up-to-date information)) 98225-9195.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). 98-14-051, 516-56-001, filed 6/26/98, effective 7/27/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12), 34.05.220 (1)(b), 34.05.250, 28B.15.600, 42.17.310, 42.30.070 - 42.30.075, chapters 69.41 and 43.21C RCW. 90-10-042, 516-56-001, filed 4/27/90, effective 5/1/90; Order 72-10, 516-56-001, filed 11/17/72.]

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