WSR 18-03-181
[Filed January 24, 2018, 9:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The university is updating the rules regarding standards of conduct for students, chapter 504-26 WAC; and the rules regarding practice and procedure, chapter 504-04 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.30.150.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed amendments modify, clarify, and update the student conduct procedures in the university's standards of conduct for students and rules regarding practice and procedure, including, but not limited to, student conduct hearings and appeals. The proposed amendments include, but are not limited to, changes to incorporate legal requirements and help ensure that students' rights are well protected throughout the process, while also protecting the university community and holding individuals accountable for violations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The proposed amendments are consistent with guidance from the federal Department of Education regarding the application of Title IX to student conduct proceedings.
Process for Developing New Rule: Proposed amendments are the result of an extensive process involving task force recommendations in addition to standard, multilevel internal review and approval prior to proposal.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Deborah L. Bartlett, Director, Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms and University Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, phone 509-335-2005, fax 509-335-3969, email, web site
Additional comments: A public hearing will be held to permit comment to all proposed rules and revisions. There will be an opportunity to provide written comments to the proposed rules.
January 24, 2018
Deborah L. Bartlett, Director
Procedures, Records, and Forms
and University Rules Coordinator