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Proposed timeline for review of student conduct process and changes to the rules*

November 1 to December 31

Law firm Lyons O’Dowd hired to review WSU’s student conduct process for instances of alleged racial and ethnic bias in decisions made by the conduct board

November 10

Online comment form created to encourage the WSU community and the public to provide input about the current student conduct process

December 9

Formation of WSU Student Conduct Process Task Force announced

Early to mid-January 2017

Lyons O’Dowd report released to public

Early March 2017

WSU Student Conduct Process Task Force releases its report, including recommendations for changes to the conduct process, to the public

Early to mid-March 2017

The public is invited to comment on the recommendations of the WSU Student Conduct Task Force

Mid-March

Permanent proposed rules (the Standards of Conduct for Students) filed with the Code Reviser’s Office

Late April 2017

Public hearing held to allow comment on the proposed revised and/or new rules

May 4-5, 2017

The University President makes recommendations for changes to the University’s Board of Regents

May 5, 2017

The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes at the Board of Regents Meeting (Spokane)

June 2017

Board of Regents adopts permanent rules

August 1, 2017

New Student Conduct Board process fully implemented and in place for the beginning of the  2017 fall semester

 

* Timeline subject to change

Communications from President Schulz

  • Ensuring a fair student conduct process

    Our commitment to undertaking a comprehensive review of the University’s student conduct process took another important step forward today when we announced formation of a 15-member task force that will examine the entire conduct process.

    I want to thank Professor Craig Hemmens for agreeing to chair this far-reaching effort and express my thanks in advance to the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors representing WSU campuses statewide who comprise the task force.

    Our goal going forward is simple: We will revise our student conduct process as needed to reflect best practices nationally.

    The task force’s work is expected to take three to four months to … » More …

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  • Review of recent student conduct cases underway

    (President Schulz sent this message via email to WSU faculty, staff, and students November 18.)

    In light of Wednesday’s ruling by Whitman County Superior Court that granted a temporary stay of the University’s suspension of student Robert Barber, we already have launched a detailed review of other recent student conduct cases.

    More specifically, we are examining cases in which the conduct board did not retain a record of the questions students charged with violating the Standards of Conduct for Students asked during a hearing. This was the sole basis of the Superior Court’s decision on Wednesday.

    As a second step in rebuilding the Cougar family’s … » More …

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  • Creating a best-in-class student conduct process

    (President Schulz sent this message via email to faculty, staff, and students November 10.)

    Dear University Community,

    As many of you know, we launched an independent review of our student conduct process on October 28 after community organizations and individuals raised concerns about alleged racial and ethnic bias against students in recent decisions made by the Student Conduct Boards.

    As our review process moves forward, I invite you to share your comments and suggestions regarding our current conduct procedures. What works? What doesn’t work? If you could make one change to the existing processes, what would it be?

    Please visit this web page to … » More …

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  • Maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all a top priority

    (President Schulz read the statement below at the beginning of the public comment period at the Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 4, 2016.)

    Good Morning. Thank you for coming out today to share your views with the Washington State University Regents and the rest of our leadership team.

    One of the great strengths of our University is that we have passionate alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff—they all care deeply about Washington State University. I’ve appreciated and valued that Cougar passion from day one—it drives us to greatness and it drives us to do the right thing.

    An inclusive environment and ensuring the safety … » More …

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WSU News

  • WSU to begin review of student conduct process

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Kirk Schulz today announced the appointment of a 15-member task force that will undertake a comprehensive review of the university’s student conduct process

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  • President: WSU to revisit recent student conduct cases

    PULLMAN, Wash. – In light of Wednesday’s ruling by Whitman County Superior Court that granted a temporary stay of the university’s suspension of student Robert Barber, Washington State University has launched a detailed review of other recent student conduct cases.

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  • University seeks input about student conduct process

    PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters – is invited to provide input as the external review of the university’s student conduct process moves forward.

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  • WSU reaffirms support for student conduct process

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s vice president of student affairs on Friday reaffirmed the university’s support of the university’s student conduct process in the wake of questions raised by the Seattle Times and allegations made by APIC and other organizations.

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