Student Rights & Responsibilities

Information about community agreements and expectations – as well as your responsibilities and rights on campus.

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

"A community exists on the basis of shared values and principles. At The Evergreen State College, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the code of student rights and responsibilities. These standards are embodied within a set of core values reflected in the college mission that include integrity, social justice, respect, community, and responsibility."

The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (the Code) is a document that outlines student behaviors that are not allowed.

The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities recognizes two types of prohibited conduct: conduct related to community, and conduct related to persons. Conduct related to community covers behaviors such as academic dishonesty (such as plagiarism or falsifying data), disorderly conduct and more. Conduct related to persons addresses behaviors such as harassment, stalking or cyber-bullying, sexual violence and more.

Evergreen's Code is set forth in Washington Administrative Codes governed by the Washington State Legislature. Download the full-text Code (PDF) or click the link below to view the Code on the Legislature website.

Enforcing the Code

The Code describes the processes that the college uses to hold students accountable for behaviors that violate Evergreen's standards of student conduct. It also outlines the rights of all students moving through these processes – including the rights of due process and representation.

Anyone who is aware of a Code violation can make a report. College officials will conduct a review of the complaint and determine an appropriate remedy if needed. Download the Student Rights and Responsibilities Process Flowchart (PDF) to learn more about the college's process in response to Code violations. See the Rights and Responsibilities Roles document (PDF) to learn more about the parties involved.

Reporting Code Violations

If you witness or become aware of Code violations, start a report. Include as much detail as you can about what happened, who was involved, where and when the incident occurred – and anything else you think would be helpful to know. A conduct official will respond to you within three business day to advise you of next steps.

Questions? Email or call 360-867-6296.

Evergreen's Social Contract

"Evergreen can thrive only if members respect the rights of others while enjoying their own rights."

The Social Contract is an aspirational document at Evergreen that speaks to the college philosophy, the goals of the campus community, and each person's role in working towards those goals.

Evergreen's Social Contract is codified under Washington Administrative Code 174-121-010.

Other Resources

  • Campus Safety
    Information on campus safety, including suggestions for crime prevention and a summary campus crime statistics for the past three years
  • Sexual Assault
    Information about resources and processes related to sexual assault (Police Services website)
  • Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
    Evergreen data set including graduation rates and links to crime statistics
  • Substance Abuse and Prevention
    College policies on drug and alcohol use. Also a resource for chemical dependency counseling and referrals
  • Title IX 
    Works with students, faculty, and staff to provide support, resources, and resolution options for anyone who may have experienced sex/gender discrimination (including sexual assault)


Office of Student Rights and Responsibiliteis
Evans Hall 3009
phone: (360) 867-6296


Downloadable Documents

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (PDF version)
Student Rights & Responsibilities Process Flowchart (PDF)
Student Rights & Responsibilities Roles (PDF)

Request Hard Copies

Visit the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities at Evans Hall 3009 or email: to request paper copies of the above documents.

Conduct Code Revisions

Archival Documents