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WSU begins review of student conduct process

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PULLMAN, Wash. -

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced Friday morning the appointment of a 15-member task force set to review the university's student conduct process. 

Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Craig Hemmens is tasked with leading the force comprised of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors representing the university's campuses statewide. 

Members of the task force will suggest ways to improve the fairness and educational value of the current student conduct process. Part of their role will be to examine conduct processes used by other universities and review research on the subject matter. 

The task force's work is expected to take between three to four months to complete. Schulz will take the members' recommendations and present them to the Board of Regents for consideration. 

WSU hopes to have have a revised student conduct process in place for the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year. 

"Our goal is to revise our conduct process to reflect best practices nationally," Schulz said. "We are committed to implementing conduct standards that provide a fair and equitable process for all students while protecting the safety and rights of the entire WSU community."

WSU invites the community to submit their input on the student process by visiting this website: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qraZLUVQOsWFQp

For additional information on the conduct review, you can visit: https://president.wsu.edu/student-conduct-boards/.

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