WSR 14-16-085
[Filed August 4, 2014, 9:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-120 WAC, Student conduct code for the University of Washington.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.20.130.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The last substantive revision to this chapter occurred in 1996. This revision is intended to enhance compliance with the federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Title IX, and changes to the Clery Act. The revisions anticipate making the chapter easier to navigate so that prohibited student conduct will be more clearly defined and will include behaviors which may occur online or in virtual environments. Additionally, appeals avenues will be more clearly articulated and due process rights will be further clarified. It is also anticipated that substantial reorganization of the existing content will be undertaken for more clarity.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The University of Washington has previously consulted and will continue to engage with student and faculty leadership at all three campuses in developing these revisions including, but not limited to, student government, student organizations, faculty senate, and faculty assemblies.
Written comments or inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination, University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 351210, Seattle, WA 98195–1210, e-mail
August 4, 2014
Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff
Director of Rules Coordination