WSR 17-01-111
[Filed December 19, 2016, 4:14 p.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 necessary to comply with recent state appellate court authority indicating that we must offer a full adjudicative hearing if a sanction could lead to suspension, expulsion or if charges were filed for felony level sexual misconduct. Pieces of documentation were added to the administration and records section. Under the conduct review proceedings section, the piece stating that advisors cannot speak or directly participate in the proceeding was removed. Some other procedural changes were made to comply with the requirements of a full adjudicative hearing.
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 Chelsea Lamberson, 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 email A public hearing will be held to permit comment on all proposed rules and revisions.
December 16, 2016
Chelsea Lamberson
University Policy Administrator