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From the Office of the President: Public Hearing on Proposed WAC Changes

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Eastern Washington University is proposing a revision to Washington Administrative Code 172-121, Student Conduct Code.

WAC 172-121 changes are due to a recent state appellate court case, Arish v. Washington State University, which indicates that we must offer a full adjudicative hearing for Eastern Washington University students, if the sanction could lead to suspension, expulsion or if charges were filled for felony level sexual misconduct. A single administrative law judge, not a panel of individuals, will now hear sexual misconduct hearings.

Proposed rule changes are in Issue 17-07-052 and 17-14-054 of the Washington State Register, which is located at:

EWU will conduct a public hearing on these proposed rule changes on August 9, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in Showalter Hall, Room 201, Cheney, WA 99004. Members of the public may testify at this hearing and/or submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on August 2, 2017, to: EWU, University Policy Administrator, Office of the President, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004; email [email protected]; fax 509-359-7036.

Additional information:

  1. Date of Intended Adoption: August 9, 2017.
  2. Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW28b.35.120(12).
  3. These rules are necessitated by state court decision.
  4. Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Chelsea Goss, 214 Showalter, Cheney, WA 99004, (509) 359-6322; Implementation and Enforcement: Angela Jones, 214 Showalter, Cheney, WA 99004, (509) 359-6361.
  5. No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These WAC revisions do not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.
  6. A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These WACs are not considered significant legislative rules by EWU.
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From the Office of the President: Public Hearing on Proposed WAC Changes