The university shall have the authority to hold students accountable under the student conduct code for certain off-campus behavior (i.e., behavior that does not occur on university premises or in the context of a university-sponsored event or activity) that directly affects a university interest, in accordance with the provisions of the section.
(1) A student may be subject to disciplinary proceedings under the student conduct code if:
(a) The university is made aware that a court of competent jurisdiction has determined that such student has engaged in intentional unlawful conduct off-campus that involves the physical harm or abuse, or a direct threat of the physical harm or abuse, of any person, including but not limited to homicide, assault, kidnapping, armed robbery, arson, rape or sexual assault, criminal harassment, criminal stalking or the unlawful possession, use, storage or manufacture of weapons or destructive devices; and
(b) The university determines that a significant university interest is affected.
(2) A student may also be subject to disciplinary proceedings under the student conduct code if the university is made aware that the student has engaged in off-campus conduct that involves the physical harm or abuse, or the direct threat of physical harm or abuse, of another university student, or a university faculty or staff member. Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated under this section regardless of whether or not the incident is subject to criminal or civil proceedings.
(3) In furtherance of the university's interest in maintaining a positive relationship with its surrounding community, the university shall also have the authority to hold students accountable under the student conduct code for conduct within the "North of 45th" residential community immediately adjacent to the Seattle campus (bounded by NE 45th Street on the south, 15th Ave NE on the west, 22nd Ave NE and north of 54th Street, Ravenna Ave NE on the east and Ravenna Park on the north and including all residences located on either side of each of the aforementioned streets) as follows:
(a) A student may be subject to disciplinary proceedings under the code if the university is made aware that the student has been cited by the Seattle police or the university police for, and is determined to have committed, a violation of any state statute or city of Seattle municipal ordinance prohibiting misconduct that has a direct and significant quality-of-life impact on community residents, including but not limited to, creating a public nuisance due to noise, theft, intentional destruction of property, urinating in public, or criminal trespass.
(b) A first violation under (a) of this subsection will not subject the student to disciplinary sanctions under WAC 478-120-040
if the student voluntarily meets with a representative of the office of the vice-president and vice-provost for student life to receive information and counseling regarding his or her responsibilities as a university community member and as a resident in the area. A second violation will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions if the student involved agrees to participate, in good faith, in a mediation with the person or persons affected by the misconduct under a mediation protocol established by the office of the vice-president and vice-provost for student life.
(4) Nothing herein shall be construed as being intended to protect any person or class of persons from injury or harm, or construed to deny students their legally and/or constitutionally protected rights.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
and UWBR, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, § 2. WSR 10-23-039, § 478-120-025, filed 11/10/10, effective 12/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130
and 28B.10.900 through 28B.10.903. WSR 07-23-068, § 478-120-025, filed 11/19/07, effective 12/20/07.]