WSR 16-11-021
[Filed May 6, 2016, 3:05 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment of student conduct code in chapter 132G-120 WAC and development and adoption of a new code of student conduct.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.50.140(13).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Much of the current student conduct code has not been updated since 2001. The community and technical college student services officers and the attorney general's office have developed new model language for student conduct codes. Among other changes that implement best practices, the new rules enhance college compliance with federal law, including Title IX and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None identified. The state board for community and technical colleges has general supervision and control over the state system of community and technical colleges but does not regulate each individual college's rule making.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and per WAC 131-12-060, the college's students will be involved in this rule-making process and will have a reasonable opportunity to review and express opinions on the rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Stephen Smith, Vice-President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133, phone (206) 546-4694, fax (206) 546-5850, e-mail
May 6, 2016
Stephen Smith
Vice-President for Human
Resources and Legal Affairs