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Title 478 WAC - University of Washington


Chapter 478-124 WAC: General Conduct Code for the University of Washington

WAC 478-124-040: Conduct on campus code — Interim suspension.


(1) The president or, in his or her absence, any officer of the university designated by the president for this purpose, may impose on any student, faculty member, or staff member an interim suspension whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that such person has committed, and may reasonably be expected thereafter to commit, any of the acts prohibited herein. The notice of such suspension shall state the nature, terms and conditions of such suspension and shall include such restrictions on use of campus facilities as the president or his designee deems in the best interest of the university.

(2) Any person so placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of charges and shall be given the opportunity to show cause at a preliminary hearing why such interim suspension should not continue until a formal hearing is held. To obtain such preliminary hearing, the person shall submit a written request therefor within seven days from the date interim suspension was imposed. Such written request shall state the address to which notice of hearing is to be sent. The president or, in his or her absence, any officer of the university designated by the president, shall grant such a preliminary hearing before a person or persons designated by the president not later than four days from the date of receipt of such request and shall immediately mail a written notice of the time, place, and date of such hearing to such person. The preliminary hearing shall consider only whether there is reasonable cause to believe that such person committed, and may reasonably be expected thereafter to commit, any of the acts prohibited herein.

(3) Interim suspension may be removed by the president or, in his or her absence, by any officer of the university designated by the president, whenever the president has reason to believe that the person on whom interim suspension was imposed will not constitute a substantial and material threat to the orderly operation of the university campus or endanger the health and safety of any person thereon.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and UWBR, Standing Orders, chapter 8. WSR 14-17-097, § 478-124-040, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Order 72-7, § 478-124-040, filed 11/30/72.]