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Washington Administrative Code

Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-120 WAC: Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington

WAC 478-120-040: Disciplinary sanctions.


(1) One or more of the following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for any violation of this conduct code:

  (a) Disciplinary reprimand. A respondent may be issued a written reprimand. Reprimands shall include a statement that continuation or repetition of the specific conduct or other misconduct may result in additional disciplinary sanctions.

  (b) Restitution. A respondent may be required to make restitution for damage or other loss of property and for injury to persons. A failure to pay, or to make in writing university-approved arrangements to pay restitution, will result in a hold being placed on the respondent's registration preventing the respondent from registering at the university.

  (c) Disciplinary probation. A respondent may be placed on disciplinary probation (meaning formal conditions are imposed on the respondent's continued attendance). The time period for the disciplinary probation and any conditions shall be specified. Disciplinary probation serves as a warning to a respondent that further misconduct will raise the question of suspension or dismissal from the university. Failure to fulfill conditions of the disciplinary probation in a timely manner will extend the probationary period (and the conditions) and may result in additional disciplinary sanctions, including possible suspension or dismissal.

  (d) Loss of privileges. A respondent may be denied specified privileges for a designated period of time such as the privilege to participate in a particular campus activity and may be restricted from any or all university premises based on the misconduct for a specific duration.

  (e) Suspension. A respondent may be suspended (i.e., temporarily separated) from the university for a specified period of time. Conditions of suspension may be imposed and will be specified. Except as otherwise specified in the disciplinary order, all conditions must be fulfilled before the end of the suspension period. Failure to fulfill all conditions of suspension in a timely manner will extend the suspension period and any conditions, and may result in additional disciplinary sanctions. Suspension serves as a warning that further misconduct will raise the question of dismissal from the university. The university may place a hold on a suspended student's registration and may withhold the conferral of the student's degree, during the suspension period.

  (f) Dismissal. A respondent may be dismissed (i.e., permanently separated) from the university.

  (g) Sanctions for hazing. In addition to other sanctions, a student who participates in hazing of another shall forfeit any entitlement to state funded grants, scholarships, or awards for a specified period of time.

(2) In determining an appropriate sanction for a violation of this conduct code, the seriousness of the misconduct, the impact on the university community, and a respondent's past disciplinary record will be considered. The use of alcohol or drugs by a respondent will not be considered a mitigating factor in imposing discipline.

(3) If a respondent withdraws from the university (or fails to reenroll) before completing a sanction, the sanction must be completed prior to or upon the respondent's reenrollment, depending on the nature of the sanction. Completion of disciplinary sanctions may be considered in applications for readmission to the university.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-05-097, § 478-120-040, filed 2/17/16, effective 3/28/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 28B.10.900 through 28B.10.903. 96-10-051, § 478-120-040, filed 4/29/96, effective 5/30/96; Order 72-9, § 478-120-040, filed 11/30/72.]