The definitions set forth in this section shall apply throughout this chapter. The following words and phrases shall mean:
(1) "Assembly" shall mean any activity engaged in by two or more persons the object of which is to gain publicity, advocate a view, petition for a cause, or disseminate information to any persons or group of persons.
(2) "Board of trustees" shall mean the five member board appointed by the governor of the state of Washington, District No. 28.
(3) "College" shall mean Bates Technical College, which includes the main campus, extension centers, and off-campus classes and activities, including alternative learning methods distributed by web, tape, television or other alternative means.
(4) "College community" shall mean all college employees designated as members of the administration by the board of trustees and students.
(5) "College facilities" shall mean and include any or all computer systems/networks or extension/alternative sites or real property controlled or operated by the college and shall include all buildings and appurtenances affixed thereon or attached thereto.
(6) "College president" shall mean the chief executive officer of the college appointed by the board of trustees.
(7) "Controlled substances" shall mean the definition of controlled substances as defined within RCW 69.50.101
as now law or hereafter amended.
(8) "Disciplinary action" shall mean and include oral warning, reprimand, probation, suspension, dismissal or any lesser sanction of any student by college officials.
(9) "Disciplinary official" shall mean the student/faculty disciplinary committee, the vice-president of student services or designee, and the president.
(10) "Drugs" shall mean a narcotic drug as defined in RCW 69.50.101
or a legend drug as defined in RCW 69.41.010
(11) "Employee" shall mean any classified, faculty, administrator, exempt, student worker or volunteer person.
(12) "Harassment" shall mean any malicious act, which causes harm to any person's physical or mental well being.
(13) "Hate crimes" shall mean criminal acts in which victims are selected based on characteristics such as race, national origin, ethnicity, sex/gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Examples of behaviors that may constitute a hate crime include but are not limited to:
(a) Threatening phone calls.
(b) Hate mail.
(c) Physical assault.
(d) Threats of harm or violence.
(g) Cross burnings.
(h) Bombings and bomb threats.
(14) "Hazing" shall mean any method of initiation into a student organization or living group, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such an organization or living group that causes, or is likely to cause bodily danger or physical harm, or serious mental or emotional harm to any student or person attending a public or private institution of higher education or other postsecondary educational institution in this state.
(15) "Instructor/faculty" shall mean professional staff members who are employed by the college in a temporary, full-time, tenured or probationary position as instructor, counselor, and/or librarian for the purpose of providing support services for students.
(16) "Liquor" shall mean the definition of liquor as defined in RCW 66.04.010
(17) "Racial harassment" shall be defined as written, oral, graphic or physical conduct relating to an individual's race, color, or national origin that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere with or limit the ability of the individual to participate in or benefit from college's programs or activities. Examples of behaviors that constitute harassment based on race or national origin may include but are not limited to:
(a) Harassment of students because they are immigrants, speak another language, or have a foreign accent.
(b) Intimidation and implied or overt threats of physical violence motivated by race, color, or national origin.
(c) Physical acts of aggression or assault upon another, or damage to another's property that is motivated by the individual's race, color, or national origin.
(d) Depending on the circumstances and context, demeaning racial jokes, taunting, racial slurs, and derogatory racial "nicknames," innuendoes, or other negative or derogatory remarks of a racial nature or relating to national origin.
(e) Depending on the circumstances and context, graffiti and/or slogans or visual displays such as cartoons or posters depicting racial/ethnic slurs or other racially/ethnically derogatory sentiments.
(f) Criminal offenses directed at persons because of their race or national origin.
(18) "Sexual harassment" shall mean unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct directed at person because of his/her sex where:
(a) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's academic standing or employment; or
(b) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic decisions or employment affecting such individual; or
(c) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment. Examples of behaviors that may constitute harassment include but are not limited to:
(i) Unwelcome verbal harassment of a sexual nature or abuse;
(ii) Unwelcome pressure for sexual activity;
(iii) Unwelcome sexually motivated or inappropriate patting, pinching, or physical contact;
(iv) Unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning an individual's educational status;
(v) Unwelcome behavior, verbal or written words or symbols, directed at an individual because of gender;
(vi) The use of authority to emphasize the sexuality of a student in a manner that prevents or impairs the student's full enjoyment of educational benefits, climate or opportunities.
(19) "Student" shall mean and include any person who is enrolled at the college or is in the process of enrolling at the college.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
. WSR 04-11-043, § 495A-121-011, filed 5/13/04, effective 6/13/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
(10). 00-11-147, § 495A-121-011, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00.]