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WAC 132N-121-060

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Grounds for discipline.

Discipline may be imposed for the commission or attempted commission (including aiding or abetting in the commission or attempted commission) of the following types of misconduct, as well as such other violations as may be specified in college regulations:
(1) Obstruction or disruption of:
(a) Any instruction, research, administration, disciplinary proceeding, or other college activity, whether occurring on or off college property; or
(b) Any other authorized noncollege activity when the conduct occurs on college premises.
(2) Assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct which harms, threatens, or endangers the health or safety of any person.
(3) Attempted or actual damage to, theft of, or misuse of real or personal property of:
(a) The college or state;
(b) Any student or college officer, employee, or organization; or
(c) Any other person or organization lawfully present on college property; or possession of stolen property.
(4) Unauthorized possession or unauthorized use of college equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, converting college equipment or supplies for personal gain or use without proper authority.
(5) Failure to comply with the directions of a college officer or employee who is acting in the legitimate performance of his/her duties, and/or failure to properly identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
(6) Participation in any activity which unreasonably disrupts the operations of the college or infringes on the rights of another member of the college community, or leads or incites another person to engage in such an activity.
(7) Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or other dangerous weapons which can be used to inflict bodily harm or to damage real or personal property is prohibited on the college campus, at any other facilities leased or operated by the college, or at any activity under the administration or sponsorship of the college.
Exceptions to this policy are permitted when the weapon is used in conjunction with an approved college instructional program, is carried by duly constituted law enforcement officer, or is otherwise permitted by law.
(8) Hazing. Any method of initiation into a student club or organization, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such a group or organization that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious mental or emotional harm, to any student or other person attending the college as described in RCW 28B.10.900.
(9) Initiation violation. Conduct associated with initiation into a student club or organization, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such a group or organization, not amounting to a violation of RCW 28B.10.900. Conduct covered by this section may include embarrassment, ridicule, sleep deprivation, unprotected speech amounting to verbal abuse, or personal humiliation.
(10) Use, possession, delivering, selling or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, except at sanctioned events approved by the college president or designee and in compliance with state law; or public intoxication.
(11) Use, possession, delivering, selling or being under the influence of legend drugs, including anabolic steroids, narcotic or any other controlled substance, except upon valid prescription by a licensed health care professional or practitioner.
(12) Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular movement on college premises or at a college activity.
(13) Conduct which is disorderly, lewd, or indecent, disturbing the peace, or assisting or encouraging another person to disturb the peace. Disorderly conduct includes, but is not limited to, any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on college premises without his or her prior knowledge or without his or her effective consent, when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes surreptitiously capturing images of another person in a gym, locker room, or restroom.
(14) Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, mental, physical, sensory disability, age or sex, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, disabled veteran status, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.
(15) Sexual harassment. This includes, but is not limited to, engaging in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other conduct of a sexual nature where such behavior offends the recipient or a third party, causes discomfort or humiliation, unreasonably interferes with a person's work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile work or learning environment.
(16) Stalking. Behavior or conduct either in person or through electronic communication in which a student willfully and repeatedly engages in a course of conduct directed at another person with the intent and/or reasonable effect of creating fear or emotional distress and where the college determines that such behavior or conduct serves no legitimate purpose.
(17) Smoking or other tobacco usage is not permitted within the perimeter of Clark College property. This includes all college sidewalks, parking lots, landscaped areas, recreational areas, and buildings on Clark College property. See Clark College Administrative Procedures 510.030 for complete smoking/tobacco products policy.
(18) Theft or abuse of computer facilities or information technology resources; use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene, abusive, harassing, or threatening messages; or violation of Student Computing Resources Policy. It is the obligation of students to be aware of their responsibilities as outlined in the Student Computing Resources Policy (
(19) Unauthorized possession, duplication, or other use of a key, keycard, or other restricted means of access to college property, or unauthorized entry onto or into college property.
(20) Abuse or misuse of any of the procedures relating to the code of student conduct, including:
(a) Failure to obey the notice from the committee on student conduct or college official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the student conduct system.
(b) Willful destruction, falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before the committee on student conduct or the student conduct officer.
(c) Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a committee on student conduct proceeding.
(d) Filing fraudulent charges or initiating a student conduct proceeding in bad faith.
(e) Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the student conduct system.
(f) Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of the committee on student conduct prior to or during the course of a committee on student conduct proceeding.
(g) Harassment (verbal or physical) or intimidation of a member of the committee on student conduct prior to, during, or after a student conduct code proceeding.
(h) Failure to comply with any term or condition of any disciplinary sanction(s) imposed under the standards of conduct for students.
(i) Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the student conduct code system.
(21) Trespassing. Knowingly entering or remaining unlawfully in or on college premises or any portion thereof. Any person who has been given notice by a college official excluding him or her from all or a portion of college premises is not licensed, invited, or otherwise privileged to enter or remain on the identified portion of college premises, unless given prior explicit written permission by a college official.
(22) Operation of any motor vehicle on college property in an unsafe manner or in a manner which is reasonably perceived as threatening the health or safety of another person.
(23) Violation of any federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.
(24) Aiding, abetting, inciting, encouraging, or assisting another person to commit any of the foregoing acts of misconduct.
(25) Tampering with an election conducted by or for students.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(3). WSR 10-06-003, ยง 132N-121-060, filed 2/17/10, effective 3/20/10.]