Proposed WAC Changes
Standards of Conduct for Students
The University is proposing the following changes to the Washington Administrative Code:
- Amend WAC 504-26-110 Composition of conduct board
- Amend WAC 504-26-213 Firearms and dangerous weapons
The university is modifying, clarifying, and updating the university’s standards of conduct for students.
To view the text of these proposed rules, see the WSR 20-02-107 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register website:
WSU will conduct a public hearing on these proposed WAC changes on February 5, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., at Lighty 401, Washington State University (WSU) Pullman, Pullman, Washington; SPBS 125A, WSU Spokane, Spokane, Washington; TFLO 210, WSU Tri-Cities, Richland, Washington; DEN 301, WSU Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington; Seminar 261, WSU Everett, Everett, Washington; 1-720-707-2699 or 1-646-558-8856 for call-in attendees. Join Zoom meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android https://wsu.zoom.us/j/896935775, meeting ID 896 935 775.
Submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2020 to Deborah Bartlett, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, email email@example.com, fax 509-335-3969, by February 5, 2020.
Standards of Conduct for Students
Effective September 26, 2019, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code 504-26-213: Standards of Conduct for Students, Firearms and Dangerous Weapons.
This emergency change is required to ensure that WSU policy is consistent with RCW 9.41.345(5), regarding the storage and release of firearms that have been stored at the Washington State University Police Department. The existing WAC required all firearms brought to campus be stored at the Washington State University Police Department. The University’s firearms storage program is unfeasible under current interpretation of RCW 9.41.345(5) and has been discontinued. Accordingly, WAC 504-26-213 must be amended to clarify university policy and reflect the discontinuation of weapons storage by the Washington State University Police Department.
To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 19-20-056 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register website:
Effective October 22, 2019, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code 504-26-110: Standards of Conduct for Students, Composition of Conduct Board.
The amount of time required for WSU to currently schedule student conduct hearings presents potential Title IX (of the Civil Rights Act) compliance concerns and may negatively impact both reporting and responding students awaiting a conduct hearing. Therefore, WSU proposes an emergency change to WAC 504-26-110 in order to reduce the difficulty in scheduling cases for a hearing. This change reduces the university conduct board’s size from five members to three members, in alignment with the academic integrity hearing board and the university appeals board. This reduction in size will reduce waiting times for hearings by providing more availability of conduct board members in the established conduct board member pool and by providing more flexibility in the scheduling of hearings. Reduced waiting times and more flexible hearing schedules will reduce the risk of noncompliance with Title IX’s timely resolution requirements, while also promoting the well-being of reporting and responding students awaiting a conduct board hearing.
To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 19-21-160 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register website: