Procedures for Disciplinary Action
If the alleged perpetrator of a sex offense is a Western student, campus disciplinary action may be taken against that student in accordance with Western’s Student Rights and Responsibilities Code. Such action is independent of any prosecution initiated in the state criminal justice system against the student.
In a campus disciplinary action involving an alleged sex offense, both the accused student and the accuser are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during any proceeding, and both parties must be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary action. The outcome of the disciplinary action means only Western’s final determination with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. This disclosure does not constitute a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g).
Further information on campus disciplinary procedures may be obtained from the Student Rights and Responsibilities Codeor the Office of Student Life, Viking Union 506, telephone (360) 650-3706.