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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Presidential Orders


Administrative Order


No. 2



Civil Disorders



1. University of Washington, Seattle Campus

In the event of any threatened or actual civil disorder on the campus of the University of Washington, Seattle at a time when the President of the University is absent from the campus, the authority to take all necessary and appropriate actions on behalf of the President of the University is hereby delegated to the following University officers in the order listed below, with such authority being delegated to the highest ranked University officer on the list whom the University Police Department is able to contact:
  • Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Senior Vice President for Finance and Facilities
  • Vice President and Vice Provost for Student Life
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
In the following circumstances, the Chief of the University Police Department, or in the Chief's absence, the senior on-call police supervisor, is hereby delegated the authority to take all necessary and appropriate actions on behalf of the President:

  A. When neither the President nor any of the University officers listed above can be contacted within a reasonable period of time, given the immediacy and other circumstances of the threatened or actual civil disorder.

  B. When an actual civil disorder is in progress, and immediate action is necessary to protect persons or property from further injury or damage.

2. University of Washington, Bothell or University of Washington, Tacoma Campuses

In the event of any threatened or actual disorder on the campus of either the University of Washington, Bothell, or the University of Washington, Tacoma, the President delegates authority to take all necessary and appropriate actions on behalf of the University to the Chancellor of each of the respective campuses. The Chancellor shall keep the President as informed as reasonably possible of any threatened or actual disorder. In the event of the Chancellor's absence, authority is delegated to the following officers, in order of availability.

For the University of Washington, Bothell:
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning
  • Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations.
For the University of Washington, Tacoma:
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
May 14, 1974; September 30, 1974; July 1, 1976; September 7, 1982; May 1, 1986; [Renumbered from Administrative Order No. 7] July 1, 1992; August 15, 2000; June 4, 2001; September 20, 2006; March 7, 2007; October 4, 2012.


For additional delegations of authority, see:

  • Board of Regents Governance, Bylaws, Article V, "Officers of the University"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, "Delegation of Authority"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 8, "Authority for Washington Administrative Code Rule Making"
  • Executive Order No. 1, "The Office of the President"
  • Executive Order No. 4, "The Provost"
  • Executive Order No. 5, "The Senior Vice President for Finance and Facilities"
  • Executive Order No. 6, "The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UW Medicine and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington"
  • Executive Order No. 7, "The Vice President for Minority Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 10, "The Vice President for Student Life"
  • Executive Order No. 11, "The Vice President for External Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 12, "The Deans"
  • Executive Order No. 14, "Chancellor, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma"
  • Executive Order No. 18, "The University Ombud"
  • Executive Order No. 62, "The Vice President for University Advancement"
  • Executive Order No. 63, "The Vice President for UW Information Technology and Chief Information Officer"
  • Administrative Order No. 1, "Business and Financial Affairs"
  • Administrative Order No. 3, "Legal Actions"
  • Administrative Order No. 4, "Grant and Contract Awards and Amendments for Research, Development, Service, and Training"
  • Administrative Order No. 5, "Delegated Authority for Gifts to the University"
  • Administrative Order No. 6, "Personnel Actions"