The following definitions shall apply for purpose of this
student conduct code:
conduct officer" is a college administrator designated by the president to be
responsible for implementing and enforcing the student conduct code.
(2) "Conduct review officer" is the vice
president of student services 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
"President" is the
president of the college. The president is authorized to:
(a) Delegate any of their responsibilities as
set forth in this chapter as may be reasonably necessary; and
(b) Reassign any and all duties and
responsibilities as set forth in this chapter as may be reasonably
"Disciplinary action" is the process by which the student conduct officer
imposes discipline against a student for a violation of the student conduct
(5) "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 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.
(6) "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 email 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 emailed and deposited in the mail.
"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 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
"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) "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, persons
who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing
relationship with the college, and persons who have been notified of their
acceptance for admission are considered "students" for purposes of this
(11) "Business day" means
a weekday, excluding weekends and college holidays.
(12) "Complainant" is an alleged victim of
misconduct" has the meaning ascribed to this term in WAC