WSR 09-13-053



[ Filed June 12, 2009, 9:34 a.m. , effective July 13, 2009 ]

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: As part of the university's rule review process, university residences drafted amendments to its WAC rules. The amendments were made to better reflect Western's university vision and mission statement and include general housekeeping updates.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 516-56-001.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-07-034 on March 10, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 12, 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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