WSR 13-13-068
[Filed June 18, 2013, 11:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 172-121 WAC, Eastern Washington University student conduct code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120(12).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These revisions are needed to improve conduct review proceedings, better comply with changes to state and federal laws, and improve clarity throughout. This update modifies student disciplinary council composition; identifies the university's role as complainant in some cases; clarifies the standard of proof for conduct code proceedings; adds degree revocation to the list of possible sanctions; adds provisions to better comply with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act; and modifies language throughout the chapter to improve readability.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Trent Lutey, University Policy Administrator, Office of the President, Eastern Washington University, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, phone (509) 359-6322, fax (509) 359-7036, and e-mail A public hearing will be held to permit comment on all proposed rules and revisions.
June 18, 2013
Trent Lutey
University Policy Administrator