Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

Proposed WAC Changes

Undergraduate Housing Requirement

The University is proposing the following changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • Amend WAC 504-24-030 Undergraduate Housing Requirement

The university is updating the rules regarding the undergraduate housing requirement.

To view the text of these proposed rules, see WSR 20-23-059 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register website.

The comment period has ended.

 

Emergency Rules

Undergraduate Housing Requirement

Effective October 2, 2020, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • WAC 504-24-030 Undergraduate Housing Requirement
PURPOSE: The emergency rule change for WAC 504-24-030 is being implemented as a result of the public health emergency resulting from COVID-19 and guidance/directives from public health officials, and is requested in order to (a) update and clarify procedural guidelines, (b) better allow the institution to respond to emergent student needs and special circumstances, and (c) delegate authority at the appropriate institutional level. This change is needed immediately in order to accommodate students, comply with guidance and directives from public health officials, and prepare for the fall 2020 term.
 

To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 20-22-034 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register website.

Permanent rules are currently being developed.

   

Standards of Conduct for Students

The University is proposing the following changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • Amend WAC 504-26 Standard of Conduct for Students

The University is updating the rules regarding the standards of conduct for students.

To view the text of these proposed rules, see WSR 20-24-125 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register website.

Public Hearing

Washington State University will conduct a public hearing on a proposed revision to WAC chapter 504-26 – Standards of Conduct for Students on January 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via a ZOOM meeting. You may join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95046317005?pwd=NmViMzZaWTEzUlRmZG9mdW9TeTFZQT09; Meeting ID: 950 4631 7005; Passcode: 737490; OR join by telephone (long distance): +1 669 900 9128 (enter the meeting ID and passcode when prompted). Due to the public health emergency resulting from COVID-19 and guidance/directives from the Washington department of health, no in-person hearing locations are being scheduled for this hearing.

Notice of this public hearing is hereby given in accordance with provisions of RCW 34.05.320(4). On May 19, 2020, the United States Department of Education (the Department) published amendments to its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). The Department’s amended regulations specify how recipients of federal financial assistance covered by Title IX (which include the University) must respond to allegations of sexual harassment. Amendments to the University’s Standards of Conduct for Students are required to comply with the Department’s amended Title IX regulations.

 The University will adopt the revised rules based on the statutory authority found in RCW 28B.30.150.

You may testify at this meeting. You may also direct written comments to Deborah Bartlett, Director of Procedures, Records, and Forms, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225; e-mail prf.forms@wsu.edu.

Submit all written comments by 5:00 p.m., January 20, 2021.

Emergency Rules

Effective August 14, 2020, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • WAC 504-26 Standards of Conduct for Students

PURPOSE: On May 19, 2020, the United States Department of Education (the department) published amendments to its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). The department’s amended regulations specify how recipients of federal financial assistance covered by Title IX (which include the university) must respond to allegations of sexual harassment. The department’s amended regulations are scheduled to become effective on August 14, 2020. Amendments to the university’s standards of conduct for students is required to comply with the department’s amended Title IX regulations.

To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 20-17-098 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register website.

Permanent rules are currently being developed.