Students are expected to engage in responsible conduct that reflects credit upon the college community and to model good citizenship. Students are expected to preserve college functions, maintain academic integrity, provide honest and accurate information, prevent harm to self or others, foster a safe community, protect and preserve college and personal property, and to adhere to published policies, contracts, and local, state and federal laws. Attempting or engaging in any of the following conduct is specifically prohibited under the code.
(1) Academic dishonesty which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(a) Plagiarism defined as appropriating or incorporating any other person's published or unpublished work in one's own work without full, clear and correct acknowledgment;
(b) Copying from another person's academic work without proper acknowledgment;
(c) Using assistance or materials that are expressly forbidden to complete an academic product or assignment;
(d) The unauthorized collaboration with any other person during the completion of independent academic work;
(e) Knowingly falsifying or assisting in falsifying in whole, or in part, the contents of one's academic work;
(f) Permitting any other person to substitute oneself to complete academic work; or
(g) Engaging in any academic behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course covenant, syllabus, or individual or class discussion.
(2) Conduct that obstructs or disrupts any college learning, teaching, research, administration, adjudicative process, public service functions or college-sponsored events or activities.
(3) Failure to be truthful to the college or a college official. This includes, but is not limited to, knowingly making false charges against another member of the college community; and providing false or misleading information in an application for admission, to gain employment, or in a college investigation, hearing or process.
(4) Forgery, alteration, or the misuse of college documents, records or identification cards.
(5) Failure to comply with the direction of or failure to identify yourself to a college official or other public official acting in the performance of their duties.
(6) Physical abuse of any person including, but not limited to, physical assault with bodily injury or the threat of physical harm to another person.
(7) The recording of any private conversation, by any device, without the consent of all persons engaged in the conversation except as permitted by state law chapter 9.73
RCW. For purposes of this section, the term "consent" will be considered obtained only when one party has announced to all other parties engaged in the communication or conversation that such communication or conversation will be recorded or transmitted; and the announcement itself is recorded as part of the conversation or communication.
(8) Viewing, photographing, or filming another person without that person's knowledge and consent, while the person being photographed, viewed or filmed is in a place where he or she would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
(9) Unauthorized entry into or onto, or the unauthorized remaining in, or upon, any college premises; or the unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of a college key or other access device.
(10) Intentional sounding of a false alarm which includes, but is not limited to, initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat, such as that of fire, explosion or emergency that intentionally causes a false emergency response; and the improper use or disabling of safety equipment and signs.
(11) Failure to evacuate during a fire alarm; the improper use or damaging of fire prevention or safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, alarm pull stations, or emergency exits; or the unauthorized setting of fires.
(12) The possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol except as expressly permitted by law or college policy; or public appearance on college premises while intoxicated. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used, possessed, consumed by, or distributed to, any person under the legal age.
(13) Possession, use, manufacture, cultivation, packaging, distribution, selling, or the providing of any controlled substance as identified in chapter 69.50
RCW; or the possession or use of drug paraphernalia as defined in RCW 69.50.102
; use of a prescription drug other than as prescribed, use of a prescription drug not issued to the student, or the distribution or sale of a prescription drug to a person to whom the prescription was not originally issued; or public appearance while under the influence of a controlled or illegal substance.
(14) Damaging, defacing, destroying, or tampering with, college property or other personal or public property. This includes, but is not limited to, graffiti and vandalism.
(15) The attempted or actual theft of property or services. This includes, but is not limited to, taking, attempting to take, possessing, or aiding another to take college property or services, or property belonging to any person, without express permission.
(16) Possessing firearms or other dangerous weapons other than to secure them with police services; the unauthorized use, possession or storage of any explosives, fireworks, dangerous chemicals, or substances; or the use of any instrument designed to cause harm, or realistic replica of such instrument, in such a manner which might reasonably threaten or cause fear or alarm to others.
(17) Sexual misconduct which includes the following:
(a) The actual or attempted sexual intercourse or sexual contact that is unwanted or forced upon another, without the consent of that person. Sexual contact is any intentional contact with the breasts, buttock, groin or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts. Sexual intercourse means any anal, oral or vaginal intercourse, however slight, with any object. Consent means that at the time of the act of sexual intercourse or sexual contact there are actual words or conduct indicating a voluntary and mutually understandable agreement between the parties to engage in the action(s) or behavior(s). Consent may not be given or granted when one's capacity for effective decision making has been diminished by the use of alcohol or drugs, or a person is unconscious, or is experiencing some other cognitive impairment. Consent is not considered voluntary when obtained through threats, intimidation, or coercion. Sexual misconduct can occur with any combination of genders, gender expressions and sexual orientations.
(b) The photographing or filming of the intimate areas of another person without that person's knowledge and consent and under circumstances where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, whether in a public or private place.
(c) The indecent exposure of a person's genitals when done in a place where such exposure is likely to be an offense against generally accepted standards of decency.
(d) Sexual exploitation which occurs when one takes nonconsensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for another's advantage or benefit and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct prohibitions. Sexual exploitation includes, but is not limited to, going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as allowing others to view otherwise consensual sexual activity).
(18) Harm, which is behavior directed at an individual that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent such that it diminishes or interferes with the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the college or an employee to engage in their work duties.
(19) Stalking which is defined as repeatedly engaging in a course of conduct directed at another individual that would cause a reasonable person to experience alarm, fright or determine that their safety, or the safety of those affiliated or associated with them is at risk.
(20) Harassment which is defined as conduct against a person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, age, military status, or sexual orientation that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent to create an objectively hostile environment that interferes with or diminishes the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the college, or an employee to engage in work duties.
(21) Failing to monitor the behavior of a visitor or guest to assure their adherence to the code.
(22) Violation of any college policy including, but not limited to, residential and dining services policies.
(23) Knowingly assisting another person to violate the code or failing to report to a college official conduct that constitutes significant damage to property or a serious danger to the health or personal safety of an individual.
(24) Tampering with the election of any student organization or group.
(25) Hazing which is conduct that includes any activity or method of initiation into a recognized organization or student social, living, learning, or athletic group that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical, mental, or emotional harm to any member of the college community.
(26) Being charged with violation of federal, state, or local law by law enforcement, or conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, under circumstances where it is reasonable to conclude that the presence of the person on college premises would constitute a danger to the health, or personal safety of members of the college community.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.40.120. 12-03-040, § 174-123-070, filed 1/10/12, effective 2/10/12.]