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PDFWAC 132F-121-160

Disciplinary actions.

(1) Any of the following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for violation of one or more specified provisions of this student conduct code:
(a) Warning: Oral notice to the student of the violation(s). There shall be no appeal from a warning.
(b) Reprimand: Written notice to the student of the violation(s). A reprimand indicates, and usually states, that other or further misconduct, especially any continuation or repetition of the misconduct in question, may or will result in more serious disciplinary action. There shall be no appeal from a reprimand.
(c) Probation: Placement of one or more conditions on the student's continued attendance, as specified in the written notice to the student. The time period of the probation will ordinarily be stated in the notice; if not stated at all, or if so stated, the probation shall be for an indefinite period, concluding only with the end of the student's enrollment.
Probation may include formal action placing specific conditions and restrictions upon the student's continued attendance depending upon the seriousness of the violation and which may include a deferred disciplinary sanction. If the student subject to a deferred disciplinary sanction is found in violation of any college rule during the time of disciplinary probation, the deferred disciplinary sanction which may include, but is not limited to, a suspension or a dismissal from the college, shall be in addition to any sanction or conditions arising from the new violation. Probation may be for a limited period of time or may be for the duration of the student's attendance at the college.
(d) Suspension from activities: Disqualification of the student, for a stated or indefinite period of time, from participation in specified (or all) privileges, services, or activities that are provided or sponsored by the district.
(e) Suspension of enrollment: Termination, for a stated or indefinite period of time, of all rights as an enrolled student in the college and/or the district, subject to the student's right to seek reinstatement as provided in WAC 132F-121-240.
(f) Expulsion: Permanent termination of a student's enrollment, and right to enroll, at any college or other educational facility in the district.
(g) Grade change: Lowering of a student's grade in a course below that awarded by the instructor.
(2) The conditions or terms of probation or suspension may include, without limitation:
(a) Restriction of future contact or communication with designated persons;
(b) Restriction of the student's access to district property; and/or
(c) Payment for personal injury, property damage, or other expenses related to the violation;
(d) Requirement of a medical evaluation by a qualified professional to assess the student's ability to function in the academic environment. Upon completion of the medical evaluation, the student may be readmitted so long as the student does not pose a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices or procedures, or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services. In determining whether students with disabilities (as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title II of the ADAAA, and chapter 49.60 RCW) pose such a direct threat, the vice president of student services or designee will make an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical knowledge or on the best available evidence, to ascertain the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and the likelihood, imminence, and nature of future harmful conduct to others in the college community;
(e) Requirement of satisfactory completion of anger management therapy or other specified counseling.
Failure to comply with a condition or term of probation or suspension shall be cause for further disciplinary sanction.
(3) A respondent's record of past misconduct may be considered in determining the appropriate disciplinary action.
(4) A summary suspension under WAC 132F-121-250 may be combined with or added to another suspension or an expulsion.
(5) A suspension or expulsion may include a provision stating whether all or any part of the respondent's tuition and other fees will be refunded.
(6) A disciplinary sanction, except a warning, shall be imposed through written notice served on the respondent. Each notice of disciplinary action shall state:
(a) A reasonable description of the facts on which the action is based;
(b) The provision(s) of this student conduct code found to have been violated;
(c) The sanction(s) imposed; and
(d) The respondent's right to appeal, i.e., to request an adjudicative proceeding, under these rules (except for a reprimand).
A copy of these student conduct rules should be included with the notice.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 16-04-025, § 132F-121-160, filed 1/25/16, effective 2/25/16; WSR 13-11-127, § 132F-121-160, filed 5/21/13, effective 6/21/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.100, [28B.50].130, and/or [28B.50].140. WSR 03-16-015, § 132F-121-160, filed 7/28/03, effective 8/28/03.]
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