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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


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

WAC 478-120-040: Disciplinary sanctions.


The following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for violations of the student conduct code:

(1) Disciplinary warnings and reprimands - action may be taken to warn or to reprimand a student for violation of university rules, regulations, procedures, policies, standards of conduct, or orders. Warnings and reprimands must always be made in writing and shall include a statement that continuation or repetition of the specific conduct or other misconduct will normally result in one or more of the more serious disciplinary sanctions: Restitution, disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal.

(2) Restitution - an individual student may be required to make restitution for damage or other loss of property and for injury to persons. Failure to pay, or to make in writing university-approved arrangements to pay, will result in cancellation of the student's registration and will prevent the student from registering with the university.

(3) Disciplinary probation - a student may be placed on disciplinary probation (meaning formal conditions are imposed on a student's continued attendance) for violation of university rules, regulations, procedures, policies, standards of conduct, or orders. The time period and conditions, if any, for the disciplinary probation shall be specified. Disciplinary probation serves as a warning to a student that further misconduct will raise the question of suspension or dismissal from the university.

(4) Suspension - a student may be suspended from the university for violation of university rules, regulations, procedures, policies, standards of conduct, or orders. The time period and conditions, if any, for the suspension shall be specified. Suspension serves as a warning to a student that further misconduct will raise the question of dismissal from the university.

(5) Dismissal - a student's enrollment in the university may be terminated for violation of university rules, regulations, procedures, policies, standards of conduct, or orders.

(6) Forfeiture - 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.

(7) A suspension or dismissal is considered a serious sanction and will be imposed only after the completion of the formal due process review provided for in this code.

[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.]