Current through Register Vol. 22-07, April 1, 2022
(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 or designee may ask for additional
briefing from the parties on issues raised on appeal. The president's or
designee'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.
(3) The president or designee shall provide a
written decision to the party and the student conduct officer within twenty
days after receipt of the notice of appeal. The president's or designee's
decision shall be final and shall include a notice of any rights to request
reconsideration and/or judicial review.
(4) In cases involving allegations of sexual
misconduct, the president or designee, 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
(5) The president or
designee shall not engage in an ex parte communication with any of the parties
regarding an appeal.
Wash. Admin. Code
21-20-017, Filed 9/23/2021, effective