More information on appeals can be found online at cwu.edu/student-rights/student-rights-appeals . • Students seeking to appeal disciplinary action imposing a conduct suspension or conduct dismissal must submit a completed appeal form within 20 days of the outcome. • Students seeking to appeal any other disciplinary action must submit a completed appeal form within 10 days of the outcome. • If a student is appealing a suspension or conduct dismissal, the student is afforded the regular rights and responsibilities of all other students pending the outcome of the Student Conduct Council findings and is allowed to register and attending classes.
sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently serious as to deny or limit, based on sex, the ability of a student to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for any campus community member(s). b. Sexual intimidation. The term “sexual intimidation” incorporates the definition of “sexual harassment” and means threatening or emotionally distressing conduct based on sex, including stalking (or cyberstalking), voyeurism, indecent exposure, or the nonconsensual recording of sexual activity or distribution of such recording. Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for such person’s safety or the safety of others, or to suffer substantial emotional distress. c. Sexual violence. The term “sexual violence” incorporates the definition of “sexual harassment” and means a physical sexual act perpetrated against a person’s will or where the person is incapable of giving consent, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. The term further includes acts of dating or domestic violence. A person may be incapable of giving consent by reason of age, threat or intimidation, lack of opportunity to object, disability, drug or alcohol consumption, unconsciousness, or other cause. 14. Unauthorized access. The term “unauthorized access” means gaining entry without permission to any restricted area or property of the university or the property of another person, including any facility, computer system, e-mail account, or electronic or paper files. Unauthorized access includes computer hacking and the unauthorized possession or sharing of any restricted means of gaining access, including keys, keycards, passwords, or access codes. 15. University policy violations. The term “policy violation” means the violation of any applicable law or university policy governing the conduct of students as members of the university community, including university policies governing nondiscrimination, alcohol and drugs, computer use, copyright, and parking and traffic. 16. Weapons violations. A “weapons violation” includes the possession, display, or use of any firearm, explosive, dangerous chemical, knife, or other instrument capable of inflicting serious bodily harm in circumstances that are reasonably perceived as causing alarm for the safety of any person. The term “weapons violation” includes any threat to use a weapon to harm any person and the use of any fake weapon or replica to cause the apprehension of harm. The term further includes the possession on university premises of any firearm or other dangerous weapon in violation of public law or university policy, but does not include the lawful possession of any personal protection spray device authorized under RCW 9.91.160. WAC 106-125-050 DISCIPLINARYACTION - APPEALS • Disciplinary action imposed as a result of a University Conduct Hearing outcome may be appealed in writing in your Guardian Portal at https://cwu.guardianconduct. com or you can submit a paper appeal form to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at Student.Conduct@ cwu.edu. Students seeking to appeal must submit their appeal within the applicable time period to be considered.
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