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College Website, Publications and Event Requirements: Other

This section of the College Website, Publication and Event Requirements covers other issues required for print and online publications as well as campus activities.

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Citation

Frequency

Annually on Sept. 17, or the week prior if the day falls on a weekend or holiday.

Description

Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on Sept. 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution. 

Resources and Ideas

Citation

RCW 28B.10.918: Disability history month — Activities

Frequency

Continuous

Location

Website

Description

In 2008, the Washington State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 6313 Recognizing disability history in the public education system.

Each October, public schools, colleges, and universities must conduct and promote educational activities that provide instruction, awareness, and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities. The activities may include school assemblies or guest speakers.

Disability Rights Washington has additional information and resources

Example

Highline College News: Use Your Power During Disability Awareness Month

Citation

Frequency

All newly issued ID cards and replacement cards for employees and students. Chapter 39, 2020 Laws allows for colleges to use its supply of issued cards until the supply is depleted but only until June 30, 2021.

Location

Back of newly issued and replacement student and employee college-issued ID cards.

Description

2019 Laws: Each institution of higher education must include the phone number of a campus, local, state, or national suicide, crisis, or counseling hotline on the back of newly issued student and faculty identification cards starting in fall quarter 2019, or as soon as is practicable to implement.

2020 Laws: Student and employee identification cards issued for the first time or as replacements must have contact information for:

  • a national suicide prevention organization
  • at least one campus, local, state or national organization specializing in suicide prevention, crisis intervention or counseling, if available

 

Citation

RCW 1.20.017: Display of national league of families' POW/MIA flag

Frequency

  • March 30 (Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day)
  • April 9 (Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day)
  • Third Saturday in May (Armed Forces Day)
  • Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
  • June 14 (Flag Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • July 27 (National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day)
  • Third Friday in September (National POW/MIA Recognition Day)
  • Nov. 11 (Veterans' Day)
  • Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day)

If the designed day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the POW/MIA flag must be displayed on the preceding Friday.

Location

Upon or near the principal building of the public entity.

Description

Each public entity must display the national league of families' POW/MIA flag along with the flag of the United States and the flag of the state upon or near the principal building of the public entity. 

Citation

Frequency

Continuous

Location

Website

Description

State law requires government entities to make certain records available to the public upon request. Colleges must publish their public records officer’s name and contact information in the State Register. Colleges are encouraged to post the officer’s name and contact information on their websites along with the following information:

  • The (name of agency) (describe services provided by agency). The (name of agency's) central office is located at (describe). The (name of agency) has field offices at (describe, if applicable).
  • Any person wishing to request access to public records of (agency), or seeking assistance in making such a request should contact the public records officer of the (name of agency):
    • Public Records Officer
    • (Agency)
    • (Address)
    • (Telephone number)
    • (fax number)
    •  (Email)
  • Information is also available at the (name of agency's) website at (website address).
  • An agency must publish its public records policies, organizational information, and methods for requestors to obtain public records.
  • A state agency must publish its procedures in the Washington Administrative Code.
  • An agency should post its public records rules on its website.
  • An agency cannot invoke a procedure if it did not publish or display it as required (unless the party had actual and timely notice of its contents).

Example

Bellevue College Public Records

Citation

RCW 29A.08.310: Voter registration in state offices, colleges

Frequency

Continuous

Location

Website

Description

Each institution of higher education shall put in place an active prompt on its course registration website, or similar website that students actively and regularly use, that, if selected, will link the student to the secretary of state’s voter registration website. The prompt must ask the student if he or she wishes to register to vote.

Example

“Register to Vote” in website footer with link to the Washington Secretary of State Print a Voter Registration Form web page.

Note: Voter Drives

Each campus sets its own rules and policies about off-campus guests setting up information tables, posting information, signature-gathering, handing out literature, selling crafts, etc.

In general, vendors or signature gatherers should not harass students or be aggressive.

For example, following the campus’ permission processes, a non-profit like the League for Women Voters would reasonably be allowed to set up a table and passively share voter registration information and forms. 

Citation

RCW 42.40: State Employee Whistleblower Protection

Frequency

Continuous

Location

Website

Description

State law encourages state employees to report improper governmental actions to the Office of the State Auditor.

Example

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Whistleblower Act

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Last Modified: 7/29/20 3:48 PM

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