WAC 132F-121-110

Student Misconduct

Misconduct for which the campuses may impose sanctions includes, but is not limited to, any of the following:


(1) Any act of course-related dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating or plagiarism.

(a) Cheating includes, but is not limited to, using, or attempting to use, any material, assistance, or source which has not been authorized by the instructor to satisfy any expectation or requirement in an instructional course, or obtaining, without authorization, test questions or answers or other academic material that belong to another.

(b) Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, using another person's ideas, words, or other work in an instructional course without properly crediting that person.

(c) Academic dishonesty also includes, but is not limited to, submitting in an instructional course either information that is known to be false (while concealing that falsity) or work that is substantially the same as that previously submitted in another course (without the current instructor's approval).

(2) Any other act of college-related dishonesty. Such acts include, but are not limited to:

(a) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any district document, record, or instrument of identification;

(b) Tampering with an election conducted by or for district students; or

(c) Furnishing false information, or failing to furnish correct information, in response to the request or requirement of a district officer or employee.

(3) Obstruction or disruption of (a) any instruction, research, administration, disciplinary proceeding, or other district activity, whether occurring on or off district property, or (b) any other activity that is authorized to occur on district property, whether or not actually conducted by the district.

(4) Assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threat(s), intimidation, harassment, or other conduct which harms, threatens, or is reasonably perceived as threatening the health or safety of any student, any district officer or employee, or any other person who is on district property or is participating in a district activity.

(5) Attempted or actual damage to, or theft or misuse of, real or personal property or money of (a) the district or state, (b) any student or district officer, employee, or organization, or (c) any other person or organization lawfully present on district property, or possession of such property or money after it has been stolen.

(6) Failure to comply with the direction of a district officer or employee who is acting in the legitimate performance of his or her duties, or failure to properly identify oneself to such a person when requested to do so.

(7) Participation in any activity which unreasonably disrupts the operations of the district or infringes on the rights of another member of the district community, or leads or incites another person to engage in such an activity.

(8) Possession or use, without express authorization by the district chancellor or a campus president, of any explosive, incendiary device, dangerous chemical, weapon, or other device or substance which can be used to inflict bodily harm or to damage real or personal property.

(9) Hazing. Hazing includes, but is not limited to, any initiation into a student organization or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such an organization that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious mental or emotional harm, to any student.

(10) Being observably under the influence of any alcoholic beverage, or otherwise using, possessing, consuming, or selling any alcoholic beverage, except as permitted by law and authorized by the chancellor or a college president.

(11) Being observably under the influence of any narcotic drug or controlled substance as defined in chapter 69.50 RCW, or otherwise using, possessing, consuming, or selling any such drug or substance, except (a) in accordance with a lawful prescription for that student by a licensed health care professional or (b) as permitted by law and authorized by the chancellor or a college president.

(12) Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular movement on district property or at a district activity.

(13) Conduct which is disorderly, lewd, or obscene.

(14) Breach of the peace, or aiding, abetting, or procuring a breach of the peace.

(15) Discriminatory action which harms or adversely affects any student or district employee because of her/his race, color, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, creed, or religion.

(16) Sexual harassment of a student or district employee. This includes, but is not limited to, engaging in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other conduct of a sexual nature where such behavior offends or would offend a reasonable and prudent person.

(17) Other harassment of a student or district employee. This includes, but is not limited to, repeated and unwelcome following (stalking) or contacting of such a person or making a threat which places that person in reasonable fear of bodily harm.

(18) Smoking inside a campus building or in or on any other property where smoking is not authorized.

(19) Theft or other misuse of computer time or other electronic information resources of the district. Such misuse includes but is not limited to:

(a) Unauthorized use of such resources or opening of a file, message, or other item;

(b) Unauthorized duplication, transfer, or distribution of a computer program, file, message, or other item;

(c) Unauthorized use or distribution of someone else's password or other identification;

(d) Use of such time or resources to interfere with someone else's work;

(e) Use of such time or resources to send, display, or print an obscene or abusive message, text, or image;

(f) Use of such time or resources to interfere with normal operation of the district's computing system or other electronic information resources;

(g) Use of such time or resources in violation of applicable copyright or other law; or

(h) Adding to or otherwise altering the infrastructure of the district's electronic information resources without authorization.

(20) Unauthorized possession, duplication, or other use of a key, keycard, or other restricted means of access to district property, or unauthorized entry onto or into district property.

(21) Abuse or misuse of any of the procedures relating to student complaints or misconduct, including but not limited to:

(a) Failure to obey a subpoena;

(b) Falsification or misrepresentation of information;

(c) Disruption, or interference with the orderly conduct, of a proceeding;

(d) Interfering with someone else's proper participation in a proceeding;

(e) Destroying or altering potential evidence, or attempting to intimidate or otherwise improperly pressure a witness or potential witness;

(f) Attempting to influence the impartiality of, or harassing or intimidating, a student conduct committee member; or

(g) Failure to comply with any disciplinary sanction(s) imposed under this student conduct code.

(22) Operation of any motor vehicle on district property in an unsafe manner or in a manner which is reasonably perceived as threatening the health or safety of another person.

(23) Violation of any other district rule, requirement, or procedure, including but not limited to any that is posted in electronic form, the district's traffic and parking rules, or the requirements for carpool parking.

(24) Violation of any federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.

(25) Aiding, abetting, inciting, encouraging, or assisting another person to commit any of the foregoing acts of misconduct.



A full listing of the Student Activities, Rights, and Discipline Code is available at this link.

The preceeding was taken from http://www.leg.wa.gov/WAC/index.cfm?section=132F-121-110&fuseaction=section on 4/1/03