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As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases mean:
(1) Day. Any day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), during which university offices are open.
(2) Catalog. The Western Washington University General Catalog.
(3) Code. The student conduct code.
(4) Board. The student conduct appeals board.
(5) Conduct hold. A block placed on a student's official university record at the request of a conduct officer or dean of students. A conduct hold prohibits a student from registering for classes, requesting an official transcript, or receiving a degree from the university until the hold has been removed.
(6) Conduct officer. A conduct officer or their authorized designee as determined by the dean of students.
(7) Dean of students. The dean of students or their authorized designee.
(8) Guest. Any person who is not a member of the university community, who is on university property or attending an official university function at the invitation and/or hosting of a student.
(9) Member of the university community. Any person who is a student, university official, registered volunteer or who is otherwise employed or contracted by the university. Any question regarding a person's status in a particular situation for purposes of this code shall be determined by the dean of students.
(10) Official university function. Any activity, on or off campus, that is initiated, sponsored, or supervised by any entity of Western Washington University.
(11) Preponderance of evidence. Defined as "more likely than not," the standard of responsibility that is used when determining whether a violation of the student conduct code has occurred.
(12) Student. Any person who:
(a) Has been formally admitted to the university;
(b) Is enrolled in one or more classes at the university, including nonmatriculated international students attending language institutes or foreign study programs;
(c) Is participating in a certificate, degree, distance learning, or professional enrichment program, through extended education and summer programs;
(d) Is participating in a university-sponsored study abroad program;
(e) Was enrolled in a prior quarter or summer session at the university and is eligible to continue enrollment in the quarter or summer session that immediately follows; or
(f) Withdrew from the university after an alleged violation of the code, for conduct that occurred while they were enrolled in or participating in a program offered by the university.
(13) University. Western Washington University and all associated programs, including those offered online and/or at off-campus program sites.
(14) University official. Any person employed or contracted by the university, who is performing assigned teaching, administrative, or professional responsibilities. University officials may be full- or part-time, and may include student staff members.
(15) University property. All land, buildings, facilities, electronic presences and other property that is owned, used, leased, or controlled by Western Washington University wherever located. University property also includes computer systems, and adjacent streets and sidewalks.
(16) WAC. An abbreviation for the Washington Administrative Code.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120, chapter 34.05 RCW, and 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688. WSR 17-05-100, § 516-21-020, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12) and 20 U.S.C. 1681-1688. WSR 12-01-021, § 516-21-020, filed 12/9/11, effective 1/9/12.]
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