WSR 12-21-076

PROPOSED RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed October 19, 2012, 10:25 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-20-075.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 478-156 WAC, rules for the University of Washington residence halls and family housing apartments.

Hearing Location(s): Room 142, Gerberding Hall, University of Washington, Seattle Campus, on November 29, 2012, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 10, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 351210, Seattle, WA 98195-1210, e-mail rules@uw.edu, fax (206) 685-3825, by November 29, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact disability services office by November 13, 2012, TTY (206) 543-6452 or (206) 543-6450.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amendments to the University of Washington's rules for student housing are proposed to limit the scope of the rules to the Seattle campus, to update the types of housing now offered to students, and to streamline administrative practices.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: In addition to updating these rules according to the types of housing currently offered, these rules will be limited to the UW Seattle campus, allowing other student housing options to be developed for the UW Bothell and UW Tacoma campuses as the need arises.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.15.031 and 28B.20.130.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.15.031 and 28B.20.130.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: University of Washington, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Enforcement: Pamela Schreiber, Director of Housing and Food Services, Room 305, Schmitz Hall, UW Seattle Campus, (206) 543-2430; Implementation: Eric Godfrey, Vice-President and Vice-Provost for Student Life, Room 101, Gerberding Hall, UW Seattle Campus, (206) 543-0128.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses or affect a school district under Title 28A RCW.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The University of Washington does not consider these to be significant legislative rules.

October 19, 2012

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Director of Rules Coordination

OTS-5044.1

Chapter 478-156 WAC

RULES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE CAMPUS RESIDENCE HALLS, SINGLE STUDENT AND FAMILY HOUSING APARTMENTS


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-010   Legal authority to enact.   Pursuant to the authority granted by RCW 28B.20.130 and 28B.15.031, the board of regents of the University of Washington has established the following rules governing the operation of the university's residence halls, single student and family housing apartments for the University of Washington, Seattle campus.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-010, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97; Order 72-6, 478-156-010, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-011   Purpose of residence halls, single student and family housing apartments.   The residence halls, single student and family housing apartments exist primarily to provide a conveniently located living environment for university students which will contribute to their educational development.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-011, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97; Order 72-6, 478-156-011, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-013   Priority for residence halls(( -- Eligibility)) and single student apartments.   Priority for use of residence hall space and single student apartments is given to enrolled students at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Priority for use of any remaining housing space is specific to each residence hall or apartment building. Up-to-date information pertaining to residence hall and single student apartment use priority is available on the University of Washington, Seattle housing and food services' web site.

Subject to space availability, the following may be granted residence privileges in the order of their applications after the needs of enrolled students have been fulfilled:

(1) Participants in university-sponsored short courses, conferences, and state tests and examinations.

(2) Visiting scholars sponsored by academic departments.

(3) Students attending nearby community colleges.

(4) On a transient basis, visiting students from other institutions, visiting faculty members and guests of student residents.

(5) Other groups when approved by the committee on the use of university facilities.

(6) Other groups or individuals approved by housing and food services, on a space available basis.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-013, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97; Order 72-6, 478-156-013, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-016   Family housing apartments -- Assignment and unit size eligibility.   Residents must be enrolled as full-time students at the University of Washington three of the four quarters of an academic year, and be married couples; registered, same-sex domestic partners (that is, the partnerships are registered with the ((city of Seattle)) state of Washington or other jurisdictions where domestic partner registrations are offered); or single parents with dependent children. In addition, financial eligibility must be verified ((annually)) prior to move-in for those students in priority groups (1) through (3), which are described in WAC 478-156-017. The office of student financial aid will ((annually)) update financial need figures for family housing eligibility and will ((annually)) evaluate the resources of each new applicant ((and each current resident of family housing)) to determine if their requirements for financial assistance exceed the established need figures. Separate financial need figures are established for each unit size. ((The applicable dollar amounts and deadlines for submission of the financial aid form are published by and available at the housing and food services office in January of each year. Eligibility will be for the period July 1 through June 30.)) Any expenses related to the processing of the financial aid form will be borne by the applicant or the current resident. ((Residents not meeting the eligibility requirements who feel they have mitigating circumstances may appeal to the application appeal and eviction review committee.)) Assignment eligibility criteria for each unit size of university-owned housing is specific to the property and outlined on the University of Washington, Seattle housing and food services web site.

Changes to these eligibility criteria shall be approved through the office of the vice-president and vice-provost for student life.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-016, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(1). 80-03-005 (Order 79-5), 478-156-016, filed 2/8/80; Order 72-6, 478-156-016, filed 11/6/72.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-24-048, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97)

WAC 478-156-017   Assignment priority.   Applicants for university-owned family housing apartments who are judged eligible for assignment pursuant to WAC 478-156-016 are assigned in the following order of priority, based on the date of application:

(1) Students who have special housing needs due to:

Disability-related reasons (((financial eligibility may be waived on a case-by-case basis for students with disabilities),));

Students in the university's educational opportunity program((, and others with extreme financial or personal hardship.

(2)));

Students who are single parents and have dependent children meeting financial eligibility criteria as set forth in WAC 478-156-016; and

Others with extreme financial or personal hardship.

(((3))) (2) Other students meeting financial eligibility criteria as set forth in WAC 478-156-016.

(((4))) (3) Other students exceeding financial eligibility criteria.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 97-24-048, 478-156-017, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130(1). 80-03-005 (Order 79-5), 478-156-017, filed 2/8/80; Order 72-6, 478-156-017, filed 11/6/72.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 478-156-015 Occupancy deadline.
WAC 478-156-018 Unit size -- Eligibility standards.