Current through Register Vol. 22-07, April 1, 2022
The following definitions shall apply for the purposes of this
student conduct code:
(1) "ASCC" means
the associated students of Clark College as defined in the constitution of that
(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) "Business day" means a weekday, excluding
weekends and college holidays.
"College" means Clark College and any other community college centers or
premises established within Community College District No. 14, state of
(5) "College community"
means trustees, students, staff, faculty, and visitors on college
(6) "College official"
includes any person employed by the college performing assigned
(7) "College premises"
includes all campuses and electronic presences of the college, wherever
located, and includes all land, buildings, facilities, vehicles, equipment,
computer systems, websites, and other property owned, used, or controlled by
(8) A "complainant" is
an alleged victim of sexual misconduct.
(9) "Conduct review officer" is the vice
president of student affairs 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
substance" means and includes any drug or substance as defined in chapter 69.50
RCW as now law or hereafter amended.
(11) "Day" means a weekday, excluding
weekends and college holidays.
"Disciplinary action" is the process by which the student conduct officer
imposes discipline against a student for a violation of the student conduct
(13) "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
committee. Appeals of all other appealable disciplinary action shall be
reviewed through brief adjudicative proceedings.
(14) "Faculty member" and "instructor" means
any employee of Community College District No. 14, state of Washington, who is
employed on a full-time or part-time basis as a teacher, instructor, counselor,
"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
"The president" is the president of the college. The president is authorized
(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
(18) "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.
misconduct" has the meaning ascribed to this term in WAC
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 a particular
term but who have a continuing relationship with the college, or who have been
notified of their acceptance for admission are considered "students" for
purposes of this chapter.
"Student conduct officer" is a college administrator designated by the
president to be responsible for implementing and enforcing the student conduct