2050P Student Code (Procedures)

Original Date: 6/11/1992 * Last Revision Effective: 9/11/2012
Policy Contact: Vice President, Student Services


The following procedures are established to meet the requirements for implementing policy #2050 – Student Code.


Student Rights and Freedoms

The following enumerated rights and freedoms are guaranteed to each student within the limitations of statutory law and college policies that are deemed necessary to achieve the educational goals of the college:

  • Academic Freedom.
    • Students are guaranteed rights of free inquiry, expression, and peaceful assembly upon and within college facilities that are generally open and available to the public. Students and other members of the college community shall always be free to express their views or support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the college.
    • Students shall have the right of assembly as defined in WAC 132H-120-030 upon college facilities that are generally available to the public, provided that such assembly shall:
      • be conducted in an orderly manner; and
      • not unreasonably interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
      • not unreasonably interfere with classes, schedules, meetings, or ceremonies, or with the educational functions of the college;
      • not unreasonably interfere with college functions; and
      • not cause damage or destruction to college property or private property on the college campus.

The president reserves the right to direct students assembling under this subsection to relocate to the free speech area designated in WAC 132H-120-030(14), to prevent interference with college classes or other college activities.

    • Students are free to pursue appropriate educational objectives from among the college’s curricula, programs and services, subject to the limitations of RCW 28B.50.090(3)(b).
    • Students shall be protected from academic evaluation which is arbitrary, prejudiced or capricious, but are responsible for meeting the standards of academic performance established by each of their instructors.
    • Students have the right to a learning environment which is free from unlawful discrimination, inappropriate and disrespectful conduct, and sexual harassment.
  • Due Process.
    • The right of students to be secure in their persons, quarters, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures is guaranteed.
    • No disciplinary sanction may be imposed on any student without notice to the accused of the nature of the charges.
    • A student accused of violating this student code is entitled, upon request, to procedural due process as set forth in this chapter.
  • Distribution and Posting. Students may distribute or post printed or published material subject to official procedures printed and available in the office of student programs. All free publications not in violation of state and/or federal laws such as books, magazines, newspapers, handbills, leaflets, or similar materials may be distributed on campus. The college may restrict the distribution of any publications where such distribution unreasonably interferes with college operations. Such materials may be distributed from authorized public areas in the student center and at any outdoor area on campus consistent with the maintenance of college property, with the free flow of traffic and persons, and not in a manner which in itself limits the orderly operation of college affairs. Any person desiring to distribute such publications shall first register with the office of student programs so that reasonable areas and times can be assured and the activities of the institution will not be unduly interfered with. All handbills, leaflets, newspapers, and similarly related matter must bear identification as to the publishing agency and distributing organization or individual.
  • Off-Campus Speakers. Recognized student organizations shall have the right to invite outside speakers to speak on campus subject to the availability of campus facilities, funding, and compliance with the college procedures available in the events office.
  • Incidental Sales. Students have the right to engage in incidental sales of personal property in a private transaction provided college facilities are not explicitly used for this purpose.
  • Commercial Activities. The use of college grounds or facilities for commercial or private gain purposes is prohibited except where commercial activity such as sale of books, instructional supplies, or food contribute to the operation of the instructional program or where limited sale is specifically authorized by the vice president of student services for the benefit of the approved activity.
  • Fund-Raising. Students have the right to engage in fund raising activities for nonprofit organizations as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. All fund raising activities must be approved by the vice president of student services.
  • Sale of Merchandise. All merchandise offered for commercial sale may be sold only through the college bookstore or college food services except when approved by the vice president of student services.

Student Responsibilities

Any student shall be subject to disciplinary action as provided for in this chapter, who either as a principal actor, aide, abettor, or accomplice as defined in RCW 9A.08.020:

  • Materially and substantially interferes with the personal rights or privileges of others or the educational process of the college;
  • Violates any provision of this chapter; or
  • Commits any prohibited act including but not limited to the following:
    • Alcoholic beverages. Being demonstrably under the influence of any form of alcoholic beverage. Possessing or consuming any form of liquor or alcoholic beverage except as a participant of legal age in a student program, banquet, or educational program which has the special written authorization of the college president or his/her designee.
    • Controlled substances. Using, possessing, delivering, selling or being under the influence of legend drugs, including anabolic steroids, androgens, or human growth hormones, as defined by RCW 69.41.010 and RCW 69.41.300 or any other controlled substance as defined in RCW 69.50.101 as now law or hereafter amended, except upon valid prescription or order of a practitioner is subject to additional sanctions, including disqualification from participation in college-sponsored athletic events. For the purpose of this regulation, “sale” shall include the statutory meaning defined in RCW 69.04.005 as now law or hereafter amended.
    • Illegal entry. Unauthorized entry into or onto any locked or otherwise closed college facility in any manner, at any time, without permission of the college employee or agent in charge thereof.
    • Forgery or alteration of records. Forgery, as defined in RCW 9A.60-0109A.60.020 as now law or hereafter amended or any college record of instrument or tendering any forged record of instrument to any employee or agent of the college acting in his/her official capacity as such.
    • Illegal assembly. Participation in an assembly which materially and substantially interferes with vehicular or pedestrian traffic, classes, hearings, meetings, the educational and administrative functions of the college, or the private rights and privileges of others.
    • Malicious mischief. Intentional or negligent damage to or destruction of any college facility or other public or private real or personal property.
    • Failure to follow instructions. Failure to comply with directions of properly identified college officials acting in performance of their duties.
    • Physical abuse. Physical abuse of any person or conduct which is intended unlawfully to threaten imminent bodily harm or to endanger the health or safety of any person on college-owned or controlled property or at college-sponsored or supervised functions.
    • Assault. Assault, reckless endangerment, intimidation, or interference upon another person in the manner set forth in RCW 9A.36, RCW 28B.10.570 through RCW 28B.10.572 as now or hereafter amended.
    • Disorderly, abusive, or bothersome conduct. Disorderly or abusive behavior that interferes with the rights of others or which obstructs or disrupts teaching, research, or administrative functions.
    • Weapons. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons or instrumentalities on the college campus, except for authorized college purposes or for law enforcement officers, unless written approval has been obtained from the vice president of student services or any other person designated by the president.
    • Lewd conduct. Engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior on college-owned or controlled property or at college-sponsored or supervised functions.
    • False Alarms. Falsely setting off or otherwise tampering with any emergency safety equipment, alarm, or other device established for the safety of individuals and/or college facilities.
    • Cheating and plagiarism. Engaging in cheating, stealing, plagiarizing, knowingly furnishing false information to the college, or submitting to a faculty member any work product that the student fraudulently represents as his or her own work for the purpose of fulfilling or partially fulfilling any assignment or task required as part of a program of instruction.
    • Sexual harassment. Engaging in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where such behavior knowingly offends the recipient, causes discomfort or humiliation, or interferes with job or school performance.
    • Theft or robbery. Theft or robbery from the college or from another as defined in RCW 9A.56.010 through RCW 9A.56.050 and RCW 9A.56.100 as now law or hereafter amended.
    • Unauthorized use of property. Converting college equipment, supplies, or other property without proper authority.
    • Refusal to provide identification. Refusal to provide positive identification (e.g., valid driver’s license or state identification card) in appropriate circumstances to any college employee in the lawful discharge of said employee’s duties.
    • Smoking. Smoking in any college facility or on campus grounds except where specifically posted as permitted.
    • False complaint. Filing a formal complaint falsely accusing another student or college employee with violating a provision of this chapter.
    • Improper use of computer, telephone or other electronic devices. Conduct that violates the college’s acceptable use policy as it relates to computers, telephone, or electronic technology use, including electronic mail and the internet. Trespassing or gaining access, without authorization, to a computer, system, network, or electronic data owned, used by, or affiliated with the college.
    • Ethics violation. The breach of any generally recognized and published code of ethics or standards of professional practice that governs the conduct of a particular profession for which the student is taking courses or is pursuing as an educational goal or major. These ethics codes must be distributed to students as part of an education program, course, or sequence of courses and the student must be informed that a violation of such ethics may subject the student to disciplinary action by the college.
    • Criminal law violation, illegal behavior, other unlawful violations. Students can be reported to proper authorities for acts which constitute violations to applicable local, state and federal laws. When the student’s behavior is determined to threaten the health, safety and/or property of the college and its members, the college may immediately and summarily suspend the student and refer any such violation to the proper authorities for disposition.
    • Stalking behavior. Stalking behavior or conduct in which a student willfully and repeatedly follows or contacts someone with the intent and/or reasonable effect of creating fear or emotional distress and where the college determines that such behavior or conduct serves no legitimate purpose.

Purpose of Disciplinary Action

The college may apply sanctions or take other appropriate action as defined in WAC 132H-120-200. Disciplinary action proceedings shall determine whether and under what conditions the violator may continue as a student of the college.

Responsibility of College Discipline Committee

The vice president of student services is the college administrator responsible for student discipline. All discipline procedures will be initiated by the vice president or his/her designee. The vice president shall have the authority to administer the disciplinary action prescribed in this chapter and to convene the college discipline committee.

The composition of the college discipline committee shall be as follows. The committee shall be established each fall. It will be composed of the following persons:

  • A faculty member appointed by the president of the college.
  • A member of the faculty appointed by the president of Bellevue College Association of Higher Education.
  • Two representatives selected by the student services cabinet.
  • Three students appointed by the president of the Associated Student Government of Bellevue College.

None of the above-named persons shall sit in any case in which he/she has a conflict of interest, is a complainant or witness, has a direct or personal interest, or has acted previously in an advisory capacity. Decisions in this regard, including the selection of alternates, shall be made by the committee as a whole.

The college discipline committee chair will be elected by the members of the committee.

There shall be a list of alternates provided in the same manner and number in which membership was obtained. The quorum required for a hearing is the chair, one faculty member, one representative of the student services cabinet and one student.

Disciplinary Terms

The following definitions of disciplinary terms have been established to provide consistency in the application of penalties:

  • Disciplinary warning: Formal action censoring a student for violation of college rules or regulations or for failure to satisfy the college’s expectations regarding conduct. Disciplinary warnings are always made in writing to the student by the vice president of student services. A disciplinary warning indicates to the student that continuation of the specific conduct involved or other misconduct will result in one of the more serious disciplinary actions described below.
  • Disciplinary probation: Formal action placing conditions upon the student’s continued attendance for violation of college rules or regulations or failure to satisfy the college’s expectations regarding conduct. Disciplinary probation warns the student that any further misconduct will make him/her liable to suspension or expulsion from the college. Disciplinary probation may be for a specific term or for an indefinite period.
  • Suspension: Formal action dismissing a student temporarily from the college for unacceptable conduct or violation of college rules or regulations. Suspension may be for an indefinite period, but the implication of the action is that the student may eventually return if evidence or other assurance is presented that the unacceptable conduct will not be repeated.
  • Summary suspension: Exclusion from college property and/or classes and other privileges or activities in accordance with WAC-132H-120-405.
  • Expulsion: Students may be expelled only on the approval of the president of the college and on the recommendation of the vice president of student services or the college discipline committee. The notification expelling a student will indicate, in writing, the term of the expulsion and any conditions which must be met before readmission. There is no refund of fees for the quarter in which the action is taken, but fees paid in advance for a subsequent quarter are to be refunded.
  • Registration denied: Formal action refusing to allow a student to register for subsequent quarters, for violation of college rules or regulations, or failure to satisfy the college’s expectations regarding conduct, or failure to fulfill obligations to the college.

Students may be denied registration only on the approval of the president and on the recommendation of the vice president of student services or the college discipline committee. The initiating authority, in his/her written notification to the student, will detail the reasons for the denial of registration and the conditions to be met before registration will be allowed. Registration may be denied for a fixed or indefinite period. Future registration will not be allowed until the initiating authority is satisfied that the conditions have been met.

  • Restitution. Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property. This may take the form of appropriate service or other compensation.

Initial Disciplinary Proceedings

  • All disciplinary proceedings will be initiated by the vice president of student services or his or her designated representative. The student may be placed on suspension pending commencement of disciplinary action, pursuant to the conditions set forth in WAC 132H-120-405.
  • Any student accused of violating any provision of the rules of conduct shall be called for an initial meeting with the vice president of student services or his or her designated representative. The student will be informed in writing of what provision or provisions of the rules of conduct he/she is charged with violating, and what appears to be the range of penalties, if any, which might result from initiation of disciplinary proceedings.
  • After considering the evidence in the case and interviewing the accused student, if the accused student has appeared at the scheduled conference, the vice president or his or her designee may take any of the following actions:
  • Terminate the proceeding, exonerating the student or students;
  • Dismiss the case after whatever counseling and advice the vice president or his or her designee deems appropriate;
  • Impose verbal warning to student directly, not subject to the student’s right of appeal as provided in this chapter;
  • Impose additional sanctions of reprimand, probation, suspension, or dismissal, subject to the student’s right of appeal as provided in the following provisions.

Appeals of Disciplinary Action – Generally

  • Appeals contesting any disciplinary action may be made by the student(s) involved. Such appeals shall be made in the following order:
  • Disciplinary action taken by the vice president of student services or his or her designee(s) may be appealed to the college discipline committee, which may, at the request of the vice president or his or her designee(s), hear the case de novo.
  • Disciplinary recommendations made by the college discipline committee may be appealed by the student to the president of the college. The president shall review the record of the proceedings which give rise to the appeal, as well as the recommendations made by the vice president of student services and the college discipline committee. The president’s decision shall be final.
  • Any appeal by a student receiving a disciplinary sanction must meet the following conditions:
  • The appeal must be in writing and must clearly state errors in fact or matters in extenuation or mitigation which justify the appeal; and
  • The appeal must be filed within twenty-one calendar days from the date on which the student was notified that disciplinary action was being taken.
  • All decisions shall be sent from the office of the vice president of student services to the president. Written decisions shall include the signature of the college discipline committee chair. Copies shall be sent to the president of the college or his or her designee and to the student involved in the proceeding.

College Discipline Committee Procedure

  • The college discipline committee shall conduct a hearing within twenty calendar days after disciplinary action has been referred to the committee.
  • When a person is charged with an offense punishable by suspension, or dismissal of his or her relationship with the institution, and where the person
    • waives the opportunity for a brief adjudicative proceeding, or
    • by his/her conduct in the judgment of the hearing officer makes it impossible to conduct a brief adjudicative proceeding, or
    • is dissatisfied with the results of the brief adjudicative proceeding that person is entitled to an adjudicative proceeding according to the provisions of RCW 34.05.410 and the guidelines of this chapter. Where an adjudicative proceeding is neither required by law nor requested by the student or the college, the matter may be resolved informally. Brief adjudicative proceedings before the committee shall be conducted in any manner which will bring about a prompt, fair resolution of the matter.
    • Written notice of the time and place of his or her hearing before the college discipline committee shall be given to the student by personal service or certified mail not less than twenty calendar days in advance of the hearing. The notice shall be issued by the vice president of student services and shall contain:
      • a statement of the time, place and nature of the disciplinary proceedings;
      • a statement of the charges including reference to the particular sections of the student code involved; and
      • to the extent known, a list of witnesses who will appear and a summary description of any documentary or other physical evidence that will be presented by the college at the hearing.
    • The student shall be entitled to:
      • hear and examine the evidence against him or her and be informed of the identity of its source;
      • present evidence in his or her own behalf and to cross-examine witnesses testifying on behalf of the college as to factual matters;
      • take depositions upon oral examination or written interrogatories. Discovery shall be done according to the rules of civil procedure or by a less formal method where all parties agree.
    • The student shall have all authority possessed by the college to obtain information relevant to the issues of the hearing, he/she specifically describes, in writing, and tenders to the vice president of student services no later than three days prior to the hearings, or request the presence of witnesses or the production of other relevant evidence.
    • The student shall have the right to dismiss a member of the college discipline committee on prejudicial grounds if notice is tendered in writing to the vice president of student services at least three days prior to the scheduled hearing.
    • The student may be represented by counsel of his or her choice at the disciplinary hearing. If the student elects to choose a duly licensed attorney as his or her counsel, he or she must tender at least seven calendar days notice thereof to the vice president of student services.
    • In all disciplinary proceedings the college may be represented by the vice president of student services or his or her designee who shall present the college’s case to the college discipline committee. The vice president of student services may elect to have the college represented by an assistant attorney general.
    • An adequate record of the hearing shall be maintained and shall include:
      • all documents, motions, and intermediate rulings;
      • evidence received and considered;
      • a statement of matters noticed; and
      • questions and offers of proof, objections, and rulings thereon.
    • The chair of the college discipline committee shall preside at the disciplinary hearing and shall be considered the presiding officer.
    • The vice president of student services shall designate a recorder to take notes during the hearing and to prepare a written summary of all evidence, facts, and testimony presented to the college discipline committee during the course of the hearing.
    • Hearings conducted by the college discipline committee generally will be held in closed session, provided that the accused student may request the hearing to be held in open session.
    • If at any time during the conduct of a hearing visitors disrupt the proceedings, the chair of the committee may exclude such persons from the hearing room.
    • Any student attending the college discipline committee hearing who continues to disrupt the proceedings after the chair of the committee has asked him or her to cease or to leave the hearing room shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Evidence Admissible in Hearings

  • Only those matters presented at the hearing, in the presence of the accused student (except where the student fails to attend after receipt of proper notice) will be considered in determining whether the college discipline committee has sufficient cause to believe that the accused student is guilty of violating the rules he or she is charged with having violated. Hearsay evidence is admissible in the hearing.
  • The presiding officer of the college discipline committee shall, in the course of presiding at the disciplinary hearing, give effect to the rules of privilege recognized by law and exclude incompetent, irrelevant, immaterial, and unduly repetitious evidence.
  • Evidence or testimony to be offered by or on behalf of the student in extenuation or mitigation shall not be presented or considered until all substantive evidence or testimony has been presented.

Decision by the College Discipline Committee

  • Upon conclusion of the disciplinary hearing, the college discipline committee shall consider all the evidence therein presented and decide by majority vote whether to uphold the decision of the vice president of student services or to recommend to the president any of the following actions:
    • that the college terminate the proceedings and exonerate the student or students;
    • that the college impose any of the disciplinary actions as provided in this chapter.
  • Within seven calendar days, the student will be provided with a copy of the college discipline committee’s findings of fact and conclusions regarding what occurred, whether the student violated any provision of the student code, and recommendation for the final disposition of the matter at issue. The committee shall also advise the student of his/her rights to present, within twenty-one calendar days, a written statement to the president of the college appealing the recommendation of the college discipline committee.

Final Appeal

Any student who is aggrieved by the finding(s) or conclusion(s) of an appeal to the College Discipline Committee may appeal the same in writing to the president within twenty-one days following notification to the student of the action taken by the committee. The president may, at his or her discretion, suspend the disciplinary actions imposed. In the consideration of such an appeal, the president shall base his or her findings and decision solely on the official written record of the case and on any reports or recommendations of the College Discipline Committee and/or the vice president or his or her designee who conducted the original hearing.

Readmission After Expulsion

Any student expelled from the college may be readmitted only on written petition to the office which initiated the action resulting in his expulsion. Such petitions must indicate how specified conditions have been met and if the term of the expulsion has not expired, any reasons which support a reconsideration of the matter. Because the president of the college participates in all disciplinary actions expelling students from the college, decisions on such petitions for readmission must be reviewed and approved by the president before readmission is granted. The president shall render a decision in writing to the student.

Reporting, Recording, and Maintenance of Records

Records of all disciplinary cases shall be kept in the office of the vice president of student services. Except in proceedings wherein the student is exonerated, all documentary or other physical evidence produced or considered in disciplinary proceedings and all recorded testimony shall be preserved for not more than five years. No record of proceedings wherein the student is exonerated, other than the fact of exoneration, shall be maintained in the student’s file or other college repository after the date of the student’s graduation.

Summary Suspension Proceedings

If a vice president or his designee(s) has cause to believe that any student

  • has committed a felony; or
  • has violated any provision of this chapter; and
  • presents an imminent danger either to himself or herself, to other persons on the college campus, or to the educational process;

that student shall be summarily suspended and shall be notified by certified and regular mail at the student’s last known address, or shall be personally served. Summary suspension is appropriate only where (c) of this subsection can be shown, either alone or in conjunction with (a) or (b) of this subsection.

Permission to Enter or Remain on Campus

During the summary suspension period, the suspended student shall not enter any campus of Bellevue College other than to meet with the vice president of student services or to attend the hearing. However, the vice president of student services or the college president may grant the student special permission to enter a campus for the express purpose of meeting with faculty, staff, or students in preparation for a probable cause hearing.

Notice of Summary Suspension Proceedings

  • When the president or his/her designee exercises the authority to summarily suspend a student, he/she shall cause notice thereof to be served upon that student by registered or certified mail at the student’s last known address, or by causing personal service of such notice upon that student.
  • The notice shall be entitled “notice of summary suspension proceedings” and shall state:
    • the charges against the student including reference to the provisions of the Student Code of Bellevue College or the law involved; and
    • that the student charged must appear before the vice president of student services at a time specified in the notice for a hearing as to whether probable cause exists to continue the summary suspension. The hearing shall be held as soon as practicable after the summary suspension.

Procedures of Summary Suspension Hearing

  • The summary suspension hearing shall be considered an emergency adjudicative proceeding. The proceeding must be conducted as soon as practicable with the vice president of student services presiding.
  • At the summary suspension hearing, the vice president of student services shall determine whether there is probable cause to believe that continued suspension is necessary and/or whether some other disciplinary action is appropriate.

Decision by the Vice President of Student Services

If the vice president of student services, following the conclusion of the summary suspension proceedings, finds that there is probable cause to believe that:

  • the student against whom specific violations of law or of provisions of this chapter are alleged has committed one or more of such violations upon any college facility; and
  • that summary suspension of said student is necessary for the protection of the student, other students or persons on college facilities, college property, the educational process, or to restore order to the campus; and
  • such violation or violations of the law or of provisions of this chapter constitute grounds for disciplinary action,

then the vice president of student services may, with the written approval of the president, continue to suspend such student from the college and may impose any other disciplinary action appropriate.

Notice of Suspension

  • A student who is suspended or otherwise disciplined pursuant to the above rules shall be provided with a written copy of the vice president of student service’s findings of fact and conclusions, as expressly concurred in by the president, which constituted probable cause to believe that the conditions for summary suspension existed.
  • The student suspended pursuant to the authority of this rule shall be served a copy of the notice of suspension by personal service or by registered mail to said student’s last known address within three working days following the conclusion of the summary suspension hearing.
  • The notice of suspension shall state the duration of the suspension or nature of other disciplinary action and the conditions under which the suspension may be terminated.

Suspension for Failure to Appear

The vice president of student services is authorized to enforce the suspension of the summarily suspended student in the event the student has been served pursuant to the notice requirement and fails to appear at the time designated for the summary suspension proceeding.

Appeals from Summary Suspension Hearing

  • Any student aggrieved by an order issued at the summary suspension proceeding may appeal to the college discipline committee. No such appeal shall be entertained, however, unless
    • the student has first appeared at the student hearing in accordance with WAC 132H-120-430;
    • the student has been officially notified of the outcome of the hearing;
    • summary suspension or other disciplinary sanction has been upheld; and
    • the appeal conforms to the standards set forth in WAC-132H-120-245.

The discipline committee shall, within five working days, conduct a formal hearing in the manner described in WAC-132H-120-300.


As used in this student code of Bellevue College, the following words and phrases shall mean:

Alcoholic beverages

  • are any beverages as defined in RCW 66.04.010(15), as now law or hereafter amended.


  • is any overt activity engaged in by two or more persons, the object of which is to gain publicity, advocate a view, petition for a cause, or disseminate information to any person, persons or groups of persons.


  • means Bellevue College located within the state of Washington.

College property or facilities

  • are any and all real and personal property that the college owns, uses, controls or operates, including all equipment, buildings and appurtenances affixed thereon or attached thereto. College property and facilities extend to affiliated websites, distance education classroom environments, and agencies or institutions that have educational agreements with the college.


  • means any expression of dissatisfaction with the performance of a student, employee or procedure.

Disciplinary action

  • includes warning, reprimand, probation, expulsion, suspension, or any sanction of any student by the vice president of student services, the college discipline committee, the president, or the board of trustees for the violation of any of the provisions of the student code for which sanctions may be imposed.

Faculty member

  • means any employee of Bellevue College who is employed on a full-time or part-time basis as a teacher, counselor, librarian, or other position for which the training, experience, and responsibilities are comparable as determined by the appointing authority, including administrative appointment.

Free speech area

  • means an area that shall be designated by the college president which can be reserved by student groups through the office of student programs.


  • means the duly appointed chief executive officer of Bellevue College or in his/her absence, the acting chief executive officer.

Recognized student organization

  • shall mean and include any group or organization composed of students which is formally recognized by the Associated Student Government of Bellevue College.


  • unless otherwise qualified, means any person who is enrolled for classes or has been accepted for admission to the college.

Relevant Laws and Other Resources

Revision History

Original 6/11/1992
Revisions 5/14/2003; 3/22/2005; 8/4/2005; 5/21/2009;9/11/2012

Approved By

Board of Trustees
President’s Staff