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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-121 WAC: Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington

WAC 478-121-417: Standard of proof in full hearings.


The applicable standard of proof is the "preponderance of evidence" standard. This means that, in order for a respondent to be held responsible for prohibited conduct under the conduct code, the hearing officer must conclude, based on all of the evidence in the record, that it is more likely than not that the respondent engaged in an act or acts of prohibited conduct.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. WSR 17-15-068, § 478-121-417, filed 7/14/17, effective 8/18/17.]