WSR 13-24-048
[Filed November 26, 2013, 9:33 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Student conduct code, chapter 132C-120 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This is an update of the existing policy to bring it into alignment with the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to bring language into alignment with current practice. Existing student disciplinary procedures will be repealed and replaced with procedures in compliance with VAWA and state law. Substantive provisions in the student conduct code will be updated, including but not limited to new prohibitions regarding sexual harassment, sexual violence, harassment, retaliation, academic dishonesty, weapons, and use of marijuana, tobacco, electronic cigarettes and related products.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This policy will meet federal and state laws as follows: Titles VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, VAWA, and the state law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW.
Process for Developing New Rule: Review by president's cabinet, college council and the board of trustees.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Thomas Oliver, Olympic College, Rules Coordinator, (360) 475-7502 or, to provide comments on this rule.
November 26, 2013
Thomas Oliver
Rules Coordinator