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Loss of Eligibility - Student Athletic Participation

WAC 132V-400-010  GROUNDS FOR INELIGIBILITY.  Any student found to have violated Chapter 69.41 RCW, legend drugs, by virtue of a criminal conviction or by decision of the college's designated presiding officer, shall be disqualified from participation in any school-sponsored athletic events or activities.

WAC 132V-400-020  INITIATION OF INELIGIBILITY PROCEEDINGS.  Any officer of the college or college staff shall have the authority to request the commencement of athletic ineligibility hearing proceedings whenever he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the student has violated Chapter 69.41 RCW or upon receipt of notice from any source that the student has been convicted of violating Chapter 69.41 RCW.  Requests to initiate athletic ineligibility hearing procedures should be submitted to the dean for student services within ten (10) instructional days of the date the person becomes aware of the alleged violation or conviction of RCW 69.41.

WAC 132V-400-030  INELIGIBILITY PROCEEDINGS.  The dean for student services shall designate a presiding officer who shall be a college officer who is not involved with the athletic program to conduct a brief adjudicative hearing.  Within ten (10) calendar days the presiding officer shall conduct the hearing and permit the affected parties to explain both the College's view of the matter and the student's view of the matter.  The brief adjudicative proceeding shall be conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, RCW 34.05.482-494.

WAC 132V-400-040.  DECISION.  Within ten (10) calendar days of the conclusion of the brief adjudicative proceedings, the presiding officer shall give each party a written decision which shall include a brief statement of the reasons for the decision and, in the event of a decision adverse to the student, the period of loss of eligibility to participate in college-supervised athletic events or activities.  Any party shall have the right to present, within five (5) calendar days of notification of the presiding officer's decision, a written request for review directed to the dean for student services appealing the decision or the period of loss of eligibility.  The request for review shall explain the party's view of the matter.  The dean’s decision on the appeal will be in writing, including a brief statement of the reasons for the decision, and will be the final decision of the college.

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