WSR 13-19-095
[Filed September 18, 2013, 8:50 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-13-069.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Adopting chapter 172-130 WAC, Undergraduate housing requirement, these rules create an on-campus housing requirement for first-year students at Eastern Washington University.
Hearing Location(s): Eastern Washington University, Main Campus, Showalter Hall, Room 201, Cheney, WA 99004, on October 23, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 22, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: University Policy Administrator, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, e-mail, fax (509) 359-7036, by October 22, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Trent Lutey by October 22, 2013, (509) 359-6322.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These rules are needed to establish a more integrated learning environment and experience for first-year students in order to improve the academic success and retention of those students.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120(12).
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Trent Lutey, 214 Showalter, Cheney, WA 99004, (509) 359-6322; Implementation and Enforcement: Laurie Connelly, 214 Showalter, Cheney, WA 99004, (509) 359-2371.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. WAC revision does not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Chapter 172-130 WAC is not considered a significant legislative rule by Eastern Washington University.
September 18, 2013
Trent Lutey
University Policy Administrator
Chapter  172 - 130  WAC
WAC 172-130-010 Students required to reside in university residence halls.
All full-time, single, first-year students of Eastern Washington University who are under twenty-one years of age are required to live in university residence hall facilities throughout their first year at the university.
WAC 172-130-020 Exceptions.
Students may request an exception to WAC 172-130-010. Requests must clearly describe the basis for the request and include supporting documentation as appropriate. The approval authority is the Chief Housing Officer or designee. Exceptions will be considered for the following reasons:
(1) Students who will continuously reside with a parent and/or legal guardian throughout the quarter for which the exception is sought.
(2) Students who have primary legal custody of a child.
(3) Students employed off campus and whose housing is part of their overall compensation received. To qualify, employment must be for an established place of business or for an established family unit when a landlord/employer requires the student to reside where the work is performed and a substantial portion of the rent and/or room and board is reduced as a part of the overall compensation for the work performed.
(4) Students with a documented medical issue that is incompatible with living in a university residence hall. The Director of Disability Support Services will evaluate documentation and make a recommendation regarding this exception.
(5) Students for whom living in a university residence hall would cause undue financial hardship.
(6) Students who will reach the age of twenty-one during their first year at the university.
(7) Students who have attended an institution of higher education as a full-time student for at least two regular semesters or three regular quarters. Enrollments during summer terms or while simultaneously completing high school requirements, e.g. Running Start or similar programs, do not count as previous attendance under this exception.
(8) Students who have unique situations, not otherwise covered in this section, that could make living in a residence hall unduly burdensome.
WAC 172-130-020 Process.
Applications for permission to reside off campus are available from the Eastern Washington University Department of Housing and Residential Life, 121 Tawanka Hall, Cheney, WA 99004. Applications are reviewed and a determination is made whether an exception will be granted. Persons applying for such exception will be informed of the decision in writing. Requests for reconsideration of the decision may be submitted to the Dean of Students within ten working days of the date the student receives notice that their request has been denied. The Dean of Students, or designee, will evaluate the appeal and approve or deny the appeal. The decision by the Dean of Students is final; no further appeals are available.
Reviser's note: The section above appears as filed by the agency pursuant to RCW 34.08.040; however, the reference to WAC 172-130-020 is probably intended to be WAC 172-130-030.