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WAC 132M-125-015

Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this student conduct code:
(1) "ASLCC" means the associated students of Lower Columbia College as defined in the constitution of that body.
(2) "Assembly" means any overt activity engaged in by one or more persons, the object of which is to gain publicity, advocate a view, petition for a cause, or disseminate information to any person, persons, or group of persons.
(3) "Board" means the board of trustees of community college District No. 13, state of Washington.
(4) "Conduct review officer" is the vice president of student success or other college administrator designated by the president to be responsible for receiving and for reviewing or referring appeals of student disciplinary actions in accordance with the procedures of this code. The president is authorized to reassign any and all of the conduct review officer's duties or responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as may be reasonably necessary.
(5) "College" means Lower Columbia College and any other college centers or facilities established within Washington state community college District No. 13.
(6) "College community" means trustees, students, staff, faculty, and visitors on college-owned or controlled facilities.
(7) "College facilities" and "college facility" mean and include any and all real and personal property owned, rented, leased or operated by the board of trustees of Washington state community college District No. 13, and shall include all buildings and appurtenances attached thereto and all parking lots and other grounds. College facilities extend to distance education classroom environments, and agencies or institutions that have an educational agreement with the college.
(8) "College official" includes any person employed by the college performing assigned duties.
(9) "College premises" shall include all campuses of the college, wherever located, and includes all land, buildings, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and other property owned, used, or controlled by the college.
(10) "Complainant" means any person who submits a charge alleging that a student violated the code of student conduct.
(11) "Controlled substance" means and includes any drug or substance as defined in chapter 69.50 RCW as now law or hereafter amended.
(12) "Day" means a weekday, excluding weekends and college holidays.
(13) "Disciplinary action" is the process by which the student conduct officer imposes discipline against a student for a violation of the student conduct code.
(14) "Disciplinary appeal" is the process by which an aggrieved student can appeal the discipline imposed by the student conduct officer. Disciplinary appeals from a suspension in excess of ten days or an expulsion are heard by the student conduct committee. Appeals of all other appealable disciplinary action shall be reviewed through brief adjudicative proceedings.
(15) "Faculty member" and "instructor" mean any employee of community college District No. 13 who is employed on a full-time or part-time basis as a teacher, instructor, counselor or librarian.
(16) "Filing" is the process by which a document is officially delivered to a college official responsible for facilitating a disciplinary review. Unless otherwise provided, filing shall be accomplished by:
(a) Hand delivery of the document to the specified college official or college official's assistant; or
(b) Sending the document by email and first class mail to the specified college official's office and college email address.
Papers required to be filed shall be deemed filed upon actual receipt during office hours at the office of the specified college official.
(17) "The president" is the president of the college. The president is authorized to delegate any and all of his or her responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as may be reasonably necessary.
(18) "RCW" means Revised Code of Washington which can be accessed at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/.
(19) "Respondent" is the student against whom disciplinary action is initiated.
(20) "Service" is the process by which a document is officially delivered to a party. Unless otherwise provided, service upon a party shall be accomplished by:
(a) Hand delivery of the document to the party; or
(b) Sending the document by email and by either certified mail or first class mail to the party's last known address. It is the responsibility of each student to regularly check their official Lower Columbia College email address.
Service is deemed complete upon hand delivery of the document or upon the date the document is emailed.
(21) "Student" includes all persons taking courses at or through the college, whether on a full-time or part-time basis, and whether such courses are credit courses, noncredit courses, online courses, or otherwise. Persons who have been notified of their acceptance for admission, persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the code, or persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college, are considered "students."
(22) "Student conduct officer" is a college administrator designated by the president or vice president of student success to be responsible for implementing and enforcing the student conduct code. The president or vice president of student success is authorized to reassign any and all of the student conduct officer's duties or responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as may be reasonably necessary.
(23) "Student organization" means any number of students who have met the formal requirements of clubs and organizations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140, 42.56.040, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. WSR 15-12-041, ยง 132M-125-015, filed 5/27/15, effective 6/27/15.]
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