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Washington State University Considered Factors

Considered Factors

Risk factors considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Nature and severity of the violation, including but not limited to:
    • Use of a weapon
    • Use of force
    • Use of coercion
    • Amount of substance used or present (for substance use violations)
  • Impact on the community, including but not limited to:
    • Extent of physical or emotional harm caused
    • Potential for physical or emotional harm
  • Past contact with the Center for Community Standards, including past educational remedies assigned
  • Need for protection of the community
  • Need for protection of the respondent
  • Institutional Precedent

Extenuating factors considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration of understanding by the respondent
  • Documented behavior change
  • Circumstances leading to the behavior (such as death in the family, mental health crisis, fundamental needs issue, etc.)
  • Disparate impact of the outcome on the respondent