University Policy and Rules
This webpage provides access to all university policies and rules in effect at Western Washington University. Also, the site provides information about the process for the development and or revision, and review of university policies and the process to review, create, amend, or repeal Western’s Washington Administrative Code rules (Title 516 WAC).
- University policies are mandatory actions that establish specific requirements for members of the campus community and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations to achieve the mission of the university
- Western’s Washington Administrative Code rules are intended to put the public on notice of government action that may affect them and includes any generally applicable rule adopted by WWU that either subjects a person to penalty for its violation, affects the requirements to obtain any benefit conferred by law, or that involves the conduct of formal administrative hearings.
For additional information about policies and /or rules, please visit the links below.
Find an existing University policy or procedure by subject or division.
Learn how Policies are created.
See WAC rules that are actively in development.
Discover how rules are developed and put into place.
Policy and Rules Review Group Charter
Learn more about the membership and group charter to understand how university polices and rules are reviewed.
The development process starts with the responsible officer submitting a Policy Impact Statement to the University Policy Manager. The policy impact statement is presented to the University Policy and Rules Review Group for review and approval to proceed with the development of the policy. Policy drafts are developed by responsible officer in consultation with identified stakeholders and reviewed Technical Review Committee and the University community for a 30-day comment period. Final policy drafts are reviewed by University Policy and Rules Review Group, who make a recommendation to the President for approval.
Please refer to the policy and procedures for additional information.
POL-U1000.10 Developing Maintaining and Cancelling University Policies
Procedures for POL-U1000.10
Visit the Policy website for additional information on policy development.
Docket of WAC Rules
Below is a docket of rules currently undergoing rule making.
The rule creation, repeal, or amendment process begins with the responsible office submitting the appropriate rule making request to the rules coordinator. Please refer to the policy and procedures below to determine which form/s to use and procedure to follow.
POL-U1000.11 Developing and Maintaining University Provisions of the Washington Administrative Code
1000.11B Procedures and Forms
1000.11C Procedures and Forms
Director, University Policy
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University Rules Coordinator