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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


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

WAC 478-120-050: Jurisdiction.


(1) The vice-president for student life, the chancellors of the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, or their delegates, may initiate any disciplinary action related to violations of any of the university's rules, regulations, procedures, policies, standards of conduct, or orders. Jurisdiction in such cases may be transferred to the dean of the school or college, or at the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, to the dean or director of the program in which the student is enrolled if the alleged misconduct bears upon the student's fitness to continue in the school or college.

(2) Additionally, the dean of each college or school, including the graduate school, or the dean's delegate, or the dean or director of programs in which the student is enrolled on the University of Washington Bothell or Tacoma campuses may initiate any disciplinary action:

  (a) Related to violations of university rules, regulations, procedures, policies, standards of conduct, and orders which pertain to that particular campus, college or school, or at the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, the program in which the student is enrolled; and

  (b) Related to violations of rules, procedures, policies, and standards of conduct of that particular campus, college or school, or at the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, the program in which the student is enrolled. The student academic grievance procedure is a separate procedure and is set forth in the Executive Order No. 58 (graduate school students should also refer to Graduate School Memorandum No. 33). Violations involving academic misconduct should be reported to the dean of the appropriate school or college, or dean or program director at the University of Washington Bothell or Tacoma campuses.

(3) Other departments of the university have proceedings separate and distinct from the student conduct code. For example:

  (a) Campus parking and traffic regulations are under the general jurisdiction of the transportation services department and the police department at the University of Washington Seattle campus and under the jurisdiction of public safety officers at the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses. (See chapters 478-116, 478-117 and 478-118 WAC.)

  (b) The library fines appeals committee has the authority to consider appeals of library charges. (See chapter 478-168 WAC.)

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and UWBR, Standing Orders, chapter 8. WSR 14-17-097, § 478-120-050, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and BRG, Standing Orders, Chapter 1. 12-03-038, § 478-120-050, filed 1/9/12, effective 2/9/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and UWBR, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, § 2. 10-23-039, § 478-120-050, filed 11/10/10, effective 12/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 28B.10.900 through 28B.10.903. 07-23-068, § 478-120-050, filed 11/19/07, effective 12/20/07; 96-10-051, § 478-120-050, filed 4/29/96, effective 5/30/96; Order 72-9, § 478-120-050, filed 11/30/72.]