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PDFWAC 132W-115-080

Code of conduct.

Wenatchee Valley College expects that its students, both on and off campus, conduct themselves in a manner that maintains high standards of integrity, honesty and morality at all times. A student who does not follow college rules will be subject to such action as may be deemed appropriate by designated college authorities. Conduct, either on or off campus, should be of such nature as not to reflect adversely on the reputation of the individual or the college. Students arrested for violation of criminal law on or off campus may also be subject to disciplinary action by the college. The following misconduct on college facilities is subject to disciplinary action:
(1) Intentionally or recklessly endangering, threatening, or causing physical harm to any person or oneself, or intentionally or recklessly causing reasonable apprehension of such harm.
(2) Harassment, bullying, abuse: No student shall physically, sexually, or emotionally harass, bully, abuse, coerce, intimidate, seriously embarrass, assault, or recklessly endanger any other person.
(3) Students engaging in any activity which inhibits or interferes with the orderly operation of Wenatchee Valley College or the ability of students and/or college personnel to perform their functions in an orderly environment shall be subject to disciplinary action. No student shall intentionally or recklessly interfere with normal college or college-sponsored activities or any form of emergency services.
(4) Unauthorized entry or use of college facilities.
(5) Knowingly violating the term of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with the code.
(6) Theft of property or services; knowing possession of stolen property.
(7) Violating college policies or procedures by any student or by the guest of any student.
(8) Using tobacco products on the college premises.
(9) The consumption of alcoholic beverages on college property, except in accordance with state of Washington liquor license procedures. The unlawful (as a matter of local, state or federal law) manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol, legend drugs, narcotic drugs, or controlled substances including marijuana, on college property or during college-sponsored events, whether on or off campus except when use or possession of a legend drug, narcotic drug, or controlled substance other than marijuana is specifically prescribed by an appropriately licensed health care provider.
(10) Academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the college.
(11) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records, funds, or instruments of identification.
(12) Refusal to comply with the direction of college officials acting in the legitimate performance of their duties.
(13) Possession or use of firearms (licensed or unlicensed), explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons or instruments. Legal defense sprays are not covered by this rule. Exceptions to this rule are permitted when the weapon is used in conjunction with an approved college instructional program or is carried by a duly commissioned law enforcement officer.
(14) Failure to comply with the college's network acceptable use policy, WashingtonOnline (WAOL) memorandum of understanding and/or misuse of computing equipment services and facilities, including use of electronic mail and the internet.
(15) Ethics violation: The breach of any generally recognized and published code of ethics or standards of professional practice that governs the conduct of a particular trade, skill, craft or profession for which the student is taking courses or is pursuing as their educational goal or major. These ethics codes must be distributed to students as part of an educational program, course, or sequence of courses and the student must be informed that a violation of such ethics codes may subject the student to disciplinary action by the college.
(16) Hazing: Conspiracy to engage in hazing or participation in hazing another. Hazing shall include 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 other person attending Wenatchee Valley College. Consent is no defense to hazing. The term does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions. Hazing is also a misdemeanor, punishable under state law.
(17) Initiation violation: Conduct associated with initiation into a student organization, association, or living group, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to an organization, association or living group not amounting to a violation under the definition of hazing. Conduct covered by this definition may include embarrassment, ridicule, sleep deprivation, verbal abuse, or personal humiliation. Consent is no defense to initiation violation.
(18) Animals, with the exception of service animals, are not allowed on or in college facilities. All service animals on campus shall be under direct physical control, leashed by their owner or custodian and registered with the special populations coordinator.
(19) Gambling: Any form of gambling is prohibited.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 14-09-009, § 132W-115-080, filed 4/4/14, effective 5/5/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. WSR 01-12-015, § 132W-115-080, filed 5/25/01, effective 6/25/01.]
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