WSR 13-03-085

PERMANENT RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed January 15, 2013, 10:17 a.m. , effective February 15, 2013 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Amendments to the University of Washington's rules for student housing now limit the scope of the rules to the Seattle campus, update the types of housing offered to students, and streamline administrative practices.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 478-156-015 and 478-156-018; and amending WAC 478-156-010, 478-156-011, 478-156-013, 478-156-016, and 478-156-017.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-21-076 on October 19, 2012.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The last sentence in WAC 478-156-016 was modified to include consultation with student leadership for changes to family housing eligibility criteria, as shown here: "Changes to these eligibility criteria shall be approved through the office of the vice-president and vice-provost for student life after consultation with student leadership from the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS)."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 10, 2013.

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Director of Rules Coordination

OTS-5044.3

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 after consultation with student leadership from the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS).

[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.