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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


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

WAC 478-120-140: Emergency authority of the president and chancellors of the university.


If a student's conduct represents a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of the university or any member of the university community, the president, the president's delegate, the vice-president and vice-provost for student life, the chancellors of the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses, or the chancellors' delegates, may suspend that student from participation in any or all university functions or privileges.

(1) In such an emergency situation, the president, the president's delegate, the vice-president and vice-provost for student life, the chancellors, or the chancellors' delegates, shall issue a written order to be served upon the student describing the terms of the emergency suspension and the reasons for imposing the suspension. The order shall be effective immediately.

(2) The matter shall then be referred to the appropriate disciplinary campus official who shall proceed as quickly as feasible to complete any proceedings that would be required if the matter did not involve an immediate danger.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2. 13-14-002, § 478-120-140, filed 6/19/13, effective 7/20/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and University of Washington Board of Regents Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2. 10-23-039, § 478-120-140, filed 11/10/10, effective 12/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and 28B.10.900 through 28B.1.903. 07-23-068, § 478-120-140, filed 11/19/07, effective 12/20/07; 96-10-051, § 478-120-140, filed 4/29/96, effective 5/30/96.]