478-121-050 - Definitions

478-121-050. Definitions

For the purposes of this conduct code, the following definitions apply:

(1) Attorney. Attorney is a person permitted to practice law in Washington state.

(2) Complainant. A complainant is the person who is the subject of the prohibited conduct, whether or not that person made a report that a violation of the code had been committed against them.

(3) Conduct hold. A conduct hold refers, collectively, to administrative notes on a student's record, such as registration holds, degree holds, and transcript holds, that enable the conduct officer to monitor the registration and enrollment status of a student for the purpose of administering this code.

(4) Conduct officer. Conduct officer is an individual who has the authority to initiate conduct proceedings under this code, including initiating conduct proceedings, completing fact finding, and issuing initial orders. A conduct officer under this code is considered a "presiding officer" under chapter 34.05 RCW for the purpose of conducting a brief adjudicative proceeding.

(5) Conduct proceedings. Conduct proceedings refers to brief adjudicative proceedings and full adjudicative proceedings, collectively, under chapter 34.05 RCW.

(6) FERPA. FERPA refers to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g) and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 99).

(7) Full hearing. Full hearing refers to the hearing that occurs when a matter is designated as being appropriate for a full adjudicative proceeding, consistent with WAC 478-121-400 through 478-121-427 of this code.

(8) Hearing officer. A hearing officer is a "presiding officer" in a full hearing for the purpose of conducting a full adjudicative proceeding under chapter 34.05 RCW.

(9) Presiding officer. Presiding officer refers to conduct officers and hearing officers collectively.

(10) Respondent. A respondent is any student or student organization reported to have engaged in or charged with prohibited conduct under the conduct code.

(11) Review coordinator. A review coordinator is an individual who may be appointed to a review panel as a non-voting member who manages the administrative review process.

(12) Review panel. Review panel is a panel of reviewing officers selected from the pool of reviewing officers appointed to conduct administrative reviews under WAC 478-121-320 through 478-121-345 and 478-121-430 through 478-121-445. The review panel may also include a "review coordinator."

(13) Reviewing officers. Reviewing officers are those who conduct administrative reviews for the purpose of full adjudicative proceedings or brief adjudicative proceedings under chapter 34.05 RCW.

(14) Student. A student is any person enrolled in or taking courses at or through the university, either full-time or part-time, including credit, noncredit, online, and nondegree courses, and any person who has been notified of acceptance for admission by the university. A student who withdraws from a course or from the university, graduates, or completes courses after the date of an alleged violation, or who is not enrolled for a particular quarter or quarters, but has a continuing relationship with the university, is still considered a student for purposes of this conduct code.

(15) Student organization. Student organization is a group of students that has complied with the requirements for university recognition or who is otherwise granted any rights or privileges by the university as a university affiliate. Student organizations include, but are not limited to, athletic teams or clubs, registered student organizations (RSOs), university service clubs, and sororities and fraternities.

(16)University community. The university community includes all university students, employees, guests of and visitors to the University of Washington, and other individuals affected by the conduct of a university student.

(17) University official. University official means employees of the University of Washington performing their assigned administrative, professional, or paraprofessional duties.

(18) University premises. University premises includes all of the University of Washington's campus buildings, grounds, and facilities, all of its extension and research locations, and all other university-leased, -owned, or -managed buildings, grounds, and facilities, including its global learning centers and study abroad program sites, as well as university-sponsored and/or -hosted online platforms.

(Adopted by WSR 17-15-068, Filed 7/14/2017, effective 8/18/2017)

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