Proposed WAC Changes

Please note: The WAC chapter 504 revisions on this page have been filed with the Washington State Code Reviser’s Office and are currently under the official rule-making procedures process. (RCW 34.05)  WAC 504 revisions that have not yet been filed with the Code Reviser’s Office are available for review at Policy Development and Review.


Standards of Conduct for Students

Emergency Rules

Effective February 7, 2024, the University made emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 504-26: Standards of Conduct for Students.

Purpose: The emergency rule changes allow a conduct hearing board of one and is based on the preservation of health, safety, and general welfare exception plus the federal law exception (Title IX). Essentially, WSU is currently unable to process student conduct cases in a timely manner, even those involving serious allegations of misconduct, due to its inability to convene conduct boards, and this change is needed to address that.

To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 24-04-100 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register.

Proposed Permanent Rules

To view the text of these permanent rules, see WSR 24-04-099 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register.

Washington State University will conduct a public hearing on proposed revision to WAC chapter 504-26—Standards of Conduct for Students on March 19, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., Zoom meeting. Join from wsu.zoom.us/ or the Zoom app: Meeting ID  996 3970 1507, Passcode 207189. You may also join the Zoom meeting by telephone: 253-215-8782. For help connecting to a WSU Zoom meeting see https://tinyurl.com/2kbrhrjt. No in-person hearing locations are being scheduled for this hearing.

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 e-mail written comments to: Deborah Bartlett, Rules Coordinator at prf.forms@wsu.edu.

Submit all written comments by 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2024.

Policies and Regulations for all Student Living Groups

To view the text of these permanent rules, see WSR 24-04-098 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register.

Washington State University will conduct a public hearing on proposed revision to WAC chapter 504-24—Policies and Regulations for all Student Living Groups on March 13, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., Zoom meeting. Join from wsu.zoom.us/ or the Zoom app: Meeting ID  920 8123 8714, Passcode 175903. You may also join the Zoom meeting by telephone: 253-215-8782. For help connecting to a WSU Zoom meeting see https://tinyurl.com/2kbrhrjt. No in-person hearing locations are being scheduled for this hearing.

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 e-mail written comments to: Deborah Bartlett, Rules Coordinator at prf.forms@wsu.edu.

Submit all written comments by 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2024.

Small Works Roster

To view the text of these permanent rules, see WSR 24-04-093 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register.

Washington State University will conduct a public hearing on proposed revision to WAC chapter 504-50—Small Works Roster on March 12, 2024, at 4:00 p.m., Zoom meeting. Join from wsu.zoom.us/ or the Zoom app: Meeting ID  918 7066 9159, Passcode 182424. You may also join the Zoom meeting by telephone: 253-215-8782. For help connecting to a WSU Zoom meeting see https://tinyurl.com/2kbrhrjt. No in-person hearing locations are being scheduled for this hearing.

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 e-mail written comments to: Deborah Bartlett, Rules Coordinator at prf.forms@wsu.edu.

Submit all written comments by 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2024.

Practice and Procedure

To view the text of these permanent rules, see WSR 23-23-172 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register.

Washington State University conducted a public hearing on proposed revision to WAC chapter 504-04—Practice and Procedure on January 9, 2024. The comment period has ended.

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

Health and Safety Regulations

To view the text of these permanent rules, see WSR 23-23-171 at the Code Reviser’s Office Washington State Register.

Washington State University conducted a public hearing on proposed revision to WAC chapter 504-36—Health and Safety Regulations on January 4, 2024. The comment period has ended.

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