Students’ Rights and Rules

Student Rules in the Washington Administrative Code

The official rules for students at Seattle Colleges can be found in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Chapter 132F-121 WAC—Student Activities, Rights, and Discipline. The WAC is the official compilation of all current rules that have been adopted by state institutions of higher education and other state administrative agencies.

Student Progress (Academic)

The Student Progress Policy (Policy 311) says that students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress while enrolled at Seattle Colleges. Satisfactory progress means that students are passing and completing their coursework and educational programs. Each college has developed procedures that explain how the Student Progress Policy will be applied at their campus. Copies of these procedures and other information for students are available online at each college website.

District Policies Relating to Students

Listed below are all of the Seattle College District policies and procedures related to student services and the use of electronic resources. Procedures 360, 370, and 375 refer to the relevant sections of Chapter 132F-121 WAC and may include additional information.

Student Responsibilities

Students are expected to comply with the policies, procedures, and regulations established by the board of trustees. Students are obligated to respect the rights of others and to refrain from any actions endangering the health, safety, welfare, or property of others.

Every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, readers are encouraged to contact the college regarding current and approved information. For further information, please contact:

Seattle Central College
Vice President of Student Services

North Seattle College
Executive Dean for Student Success

South Seattle College
Vice President of Student Services

Student Complaints

Seattle Colleges has established procedures for students who feel they have a complaint relating to grades or an action by a member of the college community.

Before pursing formal action, students are encouraged to first pursue an informal resolution. Students have 15 calendar days from the end of the informal process or 90 days from the cause of the complaint to submit a formal complaint. Contact the respective complaints officer at each campus for further information.

Seattle Central College
Dean for Student Development

North Seattle College
Dean for Student Support Services

South Seattle College
Dean for Student Success