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2020-2021 Catalog 
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Appendix C - Student Conduct Code

WAC (Washington Administrative Code) sections:

WAC 516-21-010 Introduction

Western Washington University students enjoy the same basic rights, privileges, and freedoms granted to all members of society. At the same time, acceptance of admission to the university carries with it an obligation to fulfill certain responsibilities and expectations as a member of the Western Washington University community.

As members of the Western community, students must assume responsibility for their own actions and maintain an environment conducive to academic success. In addition, they are expected to be truthful, respect the rights of others, and abide by all university policies and procedures, as well as all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. All students are responsible for understanding and complying with the responsibilities and expectations set forth in this code both on and off campus.

The student conduct process is intended to be educational in ensuring that students act in a manner consistent with high standards of scholarship and behavior, while maintaining the safety and well-being of all members of the university community.

516-21-020 Definitions
516-21-030 Jurisdiction
516-21-040 Student responsibility for guests
516-21-050 Academic dishonesty
516-21-055 Amnesty
516-21-060 Conduct that harms or threatens health or safety
516-21-070 Disruptive behavior
516-21-080 Failure to comply
516-21-090 False information
516-21-100 Fire safety and false alarms
516-21-110 Harassment (other than sexual harassment or discriminatory harassment)
516-21-120 Hazing
516-21-130 Alcohol
516-21-140 Drugs and paraphernalia
516-21-150 Interfering with the conduct process
516-21-160 Misuse of computers, electronic data or communication systems
516-21-170 Obstructing police and safety personnel
516-21-180 Sexual misconduct
516-21-184 Dating violence
516-21-186 Domestic violence
516-21-188 Stalking
516-21-190 Student violation of the law
516-21-195 Notification of criminal arrest
516-21-200 Theft or intentional damage of property
516-21-210 Trespassing
516-21-215 Violation of university policy, rule, or regulation
516-21-220 Weapons and destructive devices
516-21-230 Sanctions
516-21-240 Student conduct system
516-21-250 Student rights in the conduct process
516-21-260 Procedures for immediate interim suspension
516-21-270 Proceedings for violations of the code
516-21-280 Basis for appeal
516-21-290 Appeal procedures
516-21-300 Deviations from established procedures
516-21-310 Confidentiality of conduct proceedings and records
516-21-320 Relationship of the code to university residences
516-21-330 Interpretation of the code
516-21-340 Revision of the code
516-21-350 Referenced policies and regulations in the code