Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Washington Administrative Code—Standards of Conduct for Students

Washington State University will conduct a public hearing on a proposed revision to WAC chapter 504-26 – Standards of Conduct for Students on January 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. via a ZOOM meeting. You may join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/95046317005?pwd=NmViMzZaWTEzUlRmZG9mdW9TeTFZQT09; Meeting ID: 950 4631 7005; Passcode: 737490; OR join by telephone (long distance): +1 669 900 9128 (enter the meeting ID and passcode when prompted). Due to the public health emergency resulting from COVID-19 and guidance/directives from the Washington department of health, no in-person hearing locations are being scheduled for this hearing.

Notice of this public hearing is hereby given in accordance with provisions of RCW 34.05.320(4). On May 19, 2020, the United States Department of Education (the Department) published amendments to its regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). The Department’s amended regulations specify how recipients of federal financial assistance covered by Title IX (which include the University) must respond to allegations of sexual harassment. Amendments to the University’s Standards of Conduct for Students are required to comply with the Department’s amended Title IX regulations.

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

You may review the proposed revised rules by going to the Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms website at policies.wsu.edu/prf/index/wac/ or by requesting a copy from the Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms; telephone 509-335-2005; e-mail prf.forms@wsu.edu.

You may testify at this meeting. You may also direct written comments to Deborah Bartlett, Director of Procedures, Records, and Forms, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225; e-mail prf.forms@wsu.edu.

Submit all written comments by 5:00 p.m., January 20, 2021.