As used in this chapter, the following
words and phrases shall mean:
to the associated students of Centralia College, the official student
(b)"Assembly" means any overt activity
engaged in by three 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.
(c)"Board of trustees" or "board" means the
board members appointed by the governor of the state of Washington who have
final authority for the governance of Centralia College.
(d)"College" means Centralia College, or any
additional community college hereafter established with Community College
District 12, state of Washington, and collectively, those responsible for its
control and operation.
community" means trustees, students, employees, and guests on college-owned or
facilities" means and includes any or all property controlled and/or operated
by the college.
official" includes any person employed by the college performing assigned
(h) "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.
(i) "Complainant" means any person who
submits a charge alleging that a student violated the code of student
(j) "Conduct review
officer" is the vice-president of student services or other college
administrator designated by the president to be responsible for receiving and
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.
(k) "Controlled substance" means and includes
any drug or substance as defined in chapter 69.50 RCW as now law or hereafter
(l) "Day" means a calendar
day, except the effective day, of any provision of this chapter shall be the
day following a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.
(m) "Disciplinary action" is the process by
which the student conduct officer imposes discipline against a student for a
violation of the student conduct code.
(n) "Disciplinary appeal" is the process by
which an aggrieved student can appeal the discipline imposed by the student
code officer. Disciplinary appeals from a suspension in excess of ten
instructional days or an expulsion are heard by the student conduct appeals
board. Appeals of all other appealable disciplinary action shall be reviewed
through brief adjudicative proceedings.
(o) "Faculty member" and "instructor" means
any employee of Community College District No. 12 who is employed on a
full-time or part-time basis as a teacher, instructor, counselor, or
"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:
delivery of the document to the specified college official or college
official's assistant; or
sending the document by e-mail and first class mail to the specified college
official's office and college email address.
(q) "Living group" means a fraternity,
sorority, or other similar off-campus student organization officially
recognized by Centralia College.
(r) "President" means the chief executive
officer of the college appointed by the board of trustees, and for the purposes
of this chapter includes "acting president" or the delegated authority in the
absence of the president.
(t) "Respondent" is the student against whom
disciplinary action is initiated.
"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:
Hand delivery of the document to the party; or
By sending the document by e-mail and by
certified mail or first-class mail to the party's last known address.
Service is deemed complete upon hand delivery of the document
or upon the date the document is e-mailed and deposited in the mail.
(v) "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 withdraw after allegedly
violating the code, who are not officially enrolled for particular term but who
have a continuing relationship with the college, or who have been notified of
their acceptance for admission are considered "students."
(w) "Student conduct officer" is a college
administrator designated by the president or vice-president of student services
to be responsible for implementing and enforcing the student conduct code. The
president or vice-president of student services 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.
(x) "Student group" means a number of
students who are not officially recognized as a student organization.
(y) "Student organization" means a number of
students who have complied with the formal requirements of college recognition
as provided by the ASCC.
"Summary hearing" means a short, concise, and immediate hearing.