Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-120 WAC, Student Conduct Code for the University of Washington
Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject: RCW 28B.20.130.
Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The last substantive revision to this chapter occurred in 1996. This revision is intended to enhance compliance with the federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Title IX, and changes to the Clery Act. Prohibited student conduct will be more clearly defined and will include behaviors which may occur online or in virtual environments. Additionally, appeals avenues will be more clearly articulated and due process rights will be further clarified. It is also anticipated that substantial reorganization of the existing content will make the chapter easier to navigate.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments or inquiries to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination: