As members of the academic community, students are encouraged
to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in an independent
search for truth. The freedom to learn depends upon appropriate opportunities
and conditions in the classroom, on the campus, and in the larger community.
The responsibility to secure and to respect general conditions conducive to the
freedom to learn is shared by all members of the college community.
The following enumerated rights are assured to each student
within the limitations of statutory law and college policy which are deemed
necessary to achieve the educational goals of the college:
(a) Students are assured the rights of free
inquiry, expression, and assembly upon and within college facilities that are
generally open and available to the public.
(b) Students are free to pursue appropriate
educational objectives from among the college's curricula, programs, and
services that are subject to the limitations of RCW 28B.50.-090
(c) The college protects
students from academic evaluation that is arbitrary, prejudiced, or capricious.
Students are responsible for meeting the standards of academic performance
established by each instructor.
Students have the right to a learning environment that is free of
discrimination, inappropriate and disrespectful conduct, and all harassment
including sexual harassment. Chapter 495A-115 WAC describes the college's
student conduct procedures for handling Title IX complaints.
(a) The college assures the rights of
students to be secure in their persons, quarters, papers, and effects against
unreasonable searches and seizures.
(b) No disciplinary sanction may be imposed
on any student without notice to the accused of the nature of the
(c) A student accused of
violating this student conduct code is entitled, upon request, to procedural
due process as set forth in this chapter.
Wash. Admin. Code §
19-14-073, Filed 6/30/2019, effective
20-24-107, Filed 12/1/2020, effective
495A-121-020, filed 5/24/00,