Rules and regulations.
Any student found to have committed, aided, or abetted others to commit any of the following violations is subject to the disciplinary actions outlined in this chapter:
(1) Acts of dishonesty, including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty;
(b) Furnishing false information to any Pierce College official, faculty member, staff department;
(c) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of a Pierce College document, record, fund or instrument of identification;
(d) Tampering with the election of any Pierce College recognized student organization;
(e) Assuming the identity of another student;
(f) Allowing another student to assume your identity.
(2) Assault, reckless endangerment, intimidation, physical abuse, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of any person.
(3) Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or other behavior which breaches the peace, interferes with the rights of others or which obstructs or disrupts teaching, research, administrative functions, or other college-authorized activities and otherwise interferes with the learning environment.
(4) Failure to follow the reasonable instructions of faculty members, staff member, Pierce College official thereby infringing upon the rights and privileges of other members of the college community.
(5) Falsely setting off or otherwise tampering with any emergency safety equipment, alarm, or other device established for the safety of individuals and/or the college.
(6) Engaging in hate incidents and/or hate crimes to include conduct, speech, other expressions and actions motivated by bias against a victim based on his or her actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability. Examples of behaviors that may constitute a hate incident or crime include, but are not limited to:
(a) Threatening phone calls or text messages;
(b) Hate mail to include all forms of electronic messages;
(c) Physical assault;
(d) Threats of harm or violence;
(g) Cross burning;
(h) Bombing and bomb threats.
(7) Attempted or actual theft of, and/or damage to property of the college or property of a member of the college community or other personal or public property.
(8) Possession or unauthorized use of college equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, converting college equipment or supplies for personal gain or use without proper authority.
(9) Intentionally gaining access, without authorization, to a computer system
or electronic data owned or used by the Washington state Community College District No. 11 shall be subject both to disciplinary action pursuant to this chapter and to criminal prosecution pursuant to RCW 9A.52.110
through 9A.52.130, and any or all other statutory laws or regulations pertaining thereto.
(10) Entering any administrative or other employee office or any locked or otherwise closed college facility in any manner, at any time, without authority or permission of the college employee or agent in charge.
(11) Smoking in college vehicles or on college premises outside of designated smoking areas.
(12) Use, possession or distribution or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, except as expressly permitted by law and college regulations.
(13) Use, possession, distribution, or being demonstratably under the influence of narcotics or other controlled substances, except as expressly permitted by law.
(14) Possession or use (to include exhibiting, displaying or drawing any weapon) of firearms, explosives, other weapons or dangerous chemicals or any other device or substance which can be used to inflict bodily harm on college premises or at college-sponsored or supervised activities, except for authorized college purposes or for law enforcement officers.
(15) Failure to comply with the directions of Pierce College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties, and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
(16) Refusal to provide positive identification (e.g., valid driver's license or state identification card) in appropriate circumstances to any college employee in the lawful discharge of that employee's duties.
(17) Participating in a campus demonstration or other activity which disrupts the normal operations of the college and infringes on the rights of other members of the college community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area; intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus or at college-sponsored activities.
(18) Intentionally and repeatedly following another person
to that person's home, school, place of employment, business, or any other location, or following the person while in transit between locations may be subject to disciplinary action if the person being followed is intimidated, harassed, or placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person or property of the person being followed, or another person. The feeling of fear, intimidation, or harassment must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances. RCW 9A.46.110
and 10.14.020 shall be guidance for this regulation.
(19) Any act of misconduct, which substantially disrupts any college function or renders it difficult or impossible to continue such a function in an orderly manner.
(20) Abuse of the judicial system, including, but not limited to:
(a) Failure to obey the summons of a judicial advisor or body or Pierce College official.
(b) Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a judicial advisor or body.
(c) Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.
(d) Knowingly initiating a judicial proceeding without cause (i.e., filing a false report).
(e) Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system or to encourage sharing of false testimony or information.
(f) Attempting to improperly influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial body prior to and/or during the course of the judicial proceeding.
(g) Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of the judicial advisor or judicial body prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
(h) Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the code of conduct.
(i) Influencing or attempting to influence another person to abuse the judicial system.
(21) Violation of:
(a) Pierce College policies, rules or regulations; and/or
(b) Federal, state or local law on Pierce College facilities at Pierce College sponsored or supervised activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
(13). WSR 09-06-001, § 132K-126-190, filed 2/18/09, effective 3/21/09.]