(1) A party who is aggrieved by the findings
or conclusions issued by the student conduct committee may appeal the
committee's initial decision to the president by filing a notice of appeal with
the president's office within ten days of service of the committee's initial
decision. Failure to file a timely appeal constitutes a waiver of the right and
the initial decision shall be deemed final.
(2) The notice of appeal must identify the
specific findings of fact and/or conclusions of law in the initial decision
that are challenged and must contain argument why the appeal should be granted.
If necessary to aid review, the president may ask for additional briefing from
the parties on issues raised on appeal. The president's review shall be
restricted to the hearing record made before the student conduct committee and
will normally be limited to a review of those issues and arguments raised in
the notice of appeal.
president shall provide a written decision to all parties within twenty days
after receipt of the notice of appeal. The president's decision shall be final
and shall include a notice of any rights to request reconsideration and/or
(4) In cases
involving allegations of sexual misconduct, the president, on the same date
that the final decision is served upon the respondent, shall serve a written
notice informing the complainant of the final decision. This notice shall
inform the complainant whether the sexual misconduct allegation was found to
have merit and describe any disciplinary sanctions and/or conditions imposed
upon the respondent for the complainant's protection, including suspension or
dismissal of the respondent.
The president shall not engage in an ex parte communication with any of the
parties regarding an appeal.
Wash. Admin. Code § 132L-351-095
21-12-044, Filed 5/25/2021, effective