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Chapter 132F-136 WAC

Last Update: 3/13/17


WAC Sections

HTMLPDF132F-136-010Use of college facilities.
HTMLPDF132F-136-020Limitation of use to school activities.
HTMLPDF132F-136-030Limitation of use.
HTMLPDF132F-136-040Administrative control.
HTMLPDF132F-136-060Prohibited conduct at college facilities.
HTMLPDF132F-136-070Control of pets in college facilities.


Use of college facilities.

Because the Seattle College is an educational institution provided and maintained by the people of the state, its campus, buildings, properties, and facilities shall be reserved at all times for those activities which either are related directly to its educational mission or are justifiable on the basis of their contributions to the cultural, social, or economic development of the state.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13) and 42.56.040. WSR 15-02-072, § 132F-136-010, filed 1/6/15, effective 2/6/15; Order 3, § 132F-136-010, filed 9/20/72.]


Limitation of use to school activities.

The college buildings, properties, and facilities, including those assigned to student programs, may be used only for:
(1) The regularly established teaching, research, or public service activities of the college and its departments or related agencies.
(2) Cultural, educational, or recreational activities of the students or of the faculty or staff.
(3) Short courses, conferences, seminars, or similar events, conducted either in the public service or for the advancement of specific departmental professional interests, when arranged under the sponsorship of the college or its departments.
(4) Public events of a cultural or professional nature brought to the campus at the request of college departments or committees and presented with their active sponsorship and active participation.
(5) Activities or programs sponsored by educational institutions, by state or federal agencies, by charitable agencies or civic or community organizations whose activities are of widespread public service and of a character appropriate to the college.
(6) College facilities shall be assigned to student organizations for regular business meetings, social functions and for programs open to the public. Any recognized campus student organization may invite speakers from outside the college community. In conformance with state guidelines, the appearance of an invited speaker on campus does not represent an endorsement by the college, its students, faculty, administration or the board of trustees, whether implicit or explicit, of the speaker's views.
(7) Reasonable conditions may be imposed to regulate the timeliness of requests, to determine the appropriateness of space assigned, time of use, and to insure the proper maintenance of the facilities. Subject to the same limitations, college facilities shall be made available for assignment to individuals or groups within the college community. Such arrangements by both organizations and individuals must be made through the designated administrative officer. Allocation of space shall be made in accordance with published college regulations and on the basis of time, space availability, priority of request and the demonstrated needs of the individual, group or organization.
(8) Use of space shall not interfere with regularly scheduled classes or activities. Physical abuse of assigned facilities may result in limitation of future allocation of space to the offending parties. Charges may be imposed for damage or for any unusual costs for the use of facilities. The individual, group or organization requesting space will be required to state in advance the general purpose of any meeting. If any charge or collection of funds is contemplated, advance permission from the party giving authority for space allocations will be required.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.030 and 28B.50.140. WSR 81-12-008 (Order 38), § 132F-136-020, filed 5/27/81; Order 35, § 132F-136-020, filed 11/21/77; Order 3, § 132F-136-020, filed 9/20/72.]


Limitation of use.

(1) Primary consideration shall be given at all times to activities specifically related to the college's mission, and no arrangements shall be made that may interfere with, or operate to the detriment of, the college's own teaching, research, or public service programs.
(2) College facilities may be rented to private or commercial organizations or associations but shall not be rented to persons or organizations conducting programs for private gain.
(3) College facilities are available to recognized student groups, subject to these general policies and to the rules and regulations of the college governing student affairs.
(4) No person or group may use or enter onto college facilities having in their possession weapons or firearms, even if licensed to do so, except commissioned police officers or legally authorized military personnel while in performance of their duties.
(a) Any individual, including those visiting or conducting business on any of the Seattle Colleges campuses, found in possession of any firearm, dagger, sword, knife or other cutting or stabbing instrument, club, explosive device, or any other weapon apparently capable of producing bodily harm, on or about the property of the Seattle Colleges knowingly, or found in possession of a weapon or firearm under circumstances in which the individual should have known that he or she was in possession of a weapon or firearm, may be banned from the colleges for such time and extent as Seattle Colleges determines appropriate. Individuals will be directed and required to remove their weapons or themselves from Seattle Colleges property or premises, with all appropriate legal actions (including arrest) being taken upon failure to comply.
(b) Individuals with a valid Washington state concealed weapons permit must keep any firearm in his or her vehicle locked and concealed from view while parked on campus in accordance with RCW 9.41.050.
(c) The president or his/her designee may grant permission to bring a weapon on campus upon a determination that the weapon is necessary for safety and security purposes. Such permission shall be in writing and shall be subject to such terms or conditions incorporated in the written permission.
(d) Possession and/or use of disabling chemical sprays for purposes of self-defense is not prohibited.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 17-07-062, § 132F-136-030, filed 3/13/17, effective 4/13/17; WSR 14-01-015, § 132F-136-030, filed 12/6/13, effective 1/6/14; WSR 12-12-010, § 132F-136-030, filed 5/24/12, effective 6/24/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. WSR 84-21-031 (Order 44, Resolution No. 1984-22), § 132F-136-030, filed 10/10/84; Order 35, § 132F-136-030, filed 11/21/77; Order 26, § 132F-136-030, filed 9/16/75; Order 3, § 132F-136-030, filed 9/20/72.]


Administrative control.

The board hereby delegates to the chancellor authority to set up administrative procedures for proper review of the use of college facilities; to establish, within the framework of these policies, regulations governing such use; and to establish rental schedules where appropriate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.030 and 28B.50.140. WSR 81-12-008 (Order 38), § 132F-136-040, filed 5/27/81; Order 3, § 132F-136-040, filed 9/20/72.]



(1) Individuals who are not students or members of the faculty or staff and who violate the district's rules, or whose conduct threatens the safety or security of its students, staff, or faculty will be advised of the specific nature of the violation, and if they persist in the violation, they will be requested by the campus president, or his or her designee, to leave the college property. Such a request will be deemed to prohibit the entry of, withdraw the license or privilege to enter onto or remain upon any portion of the college property by the person or group of persons requested to leave, and subject such individuals to arrest under the provisions of chapter 9A.52 RCW or Seattle Municipal Code 12A.08.040.
(2) Members of the college community (students, faculty, and staff) who do not comply with these regulations will be reported to the appropriate college office or agency for action in accord with established college policies.
(3) When the college revokes the license or privilege of any person to be on college property, temporarily or for a stated period of time, that person may file a request for review of the decision with the vice president of administration or designee within ten days of receipt of the trespass notice. The request must contain the reasons why the individual disagrees with the trespass notice. The trespass notice will remain in effect during the pendency of any review period. The decision of the vice president of administration or designee will be the final decision of the college and should be issued within five work days.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 14-01-015, § 132F-136-050, filed 12/6/13, effective 1/6/14; WSR 12-12-010, § 132F-136-050, filed 5/24/12, effective 6/24/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.19.030 and 28B.50.140. WSR 81-12-008 (Order 38), § 132F-136-050, filed 5/27/81; Order 35, § 132F-136-050, filed 11/21/77; Order 26, § 132F-136-050, filed 9/16/75; Order 3, § 132F-136-050, filed 9/20/72.]


Prohibited conduct at college facilities.

(1) State law relative to public institutions govern the use or possession of intoxicants on campus or at college functions. The use or possession of unlawful narcotics or drugs, not medically prescribed, on college property or at college functions, is prohibited. Students obviously under the influence of intoxicants, unlawful drugs or narcotics while in college facilities shall be subject to disciplinary action.
(2) A lottery or any other form of gambling is prohibited at Seattle College District.
(3) The use of tobacco is restricted by law and by regulations of the fire marshal to designated smoking areas.
(4) Destruction of property is also prohibited by state law in reference to public institutions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13) and 42.56.040. WSR 15-02-072, § 132F-136-060, filed 1/6/15, effective 2/6/15; Order 35, § 132F-136-060, filed 11/21/77.]


Control of pets in college facilities.

Pets on the grounds of the Seattle Colleges shall be in the physical control of their owner in accordance with Seattle Municipal Code 18.12.080 (Animals running at large prohibited) at all times.
Animals, except for service animals, are prohibited from entering buildings operated by the Seattle Colleges.
These provisions do not apply to guide dogs and service animals as provided in chapter 70.84 RCW or medically prescribed as an accommodation for a disability.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 16-01-095, § 132F-136-070, filed 12/16/15, effective 1/16/16; Order 35, § 132F-136-070, filed 11/21/77.]