Loss of Eligibility -- Student Athletic Participation

Section: III.  STSV - 105
Approved By: Dr. Ivan Harrell, 3/22/22
Last Review: 3/14/22
Last Revision: 3/14/22
Prior Revisions: 12/2001, 2/28/04
Initial Adoption: Unknown



132V-400-010 Grounds for ineligibility.

132V-400-020 Initiation of ineligibility proceedings.

132V-400-030 Ineligibility proceedings

132V-400-040 Decision.

WAC 132V-400-010 GROUNDS FOR INELIGIBILITY. Any student found to have violated Chapter 69.41 RCW, legend drugs, by virtue of a criminal conviction or by decision of the college's designated presiding officer, shall be disqualified from participation in any school-sponsored athletic events or activities.

WAC 132V-400-020 INITIATION OF INELIGIBILITY PROCEEDINGS. Any officer of the college or college staff shall have the authority to request the commencement of athletic ineligibility hearing proceedings whenever he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the student has violated Chapter 69.41 RCW or upon receipt of notice from any source that the student has been convicted of violating Chapter 69.41 RCW. Requests to initiate athletic ineligibility hearing procedures should be submitted to the dean for student services within ten (10) instructional days of the date the person becomes aware of the alleged violation or conviction of RCW 69.41.

WAC 132V-400-030 INELIGIBILITY PROCEEDINGS. The dean for student services shall designate a presiding officer who shall be a college officer who is not involved with the athletic program to conduct a brief adjudicative hearing. Within ten (10) calendar days the presiding officer shall conduct the hearing and permit the affected parties to explain both the College's view of the matter and the student's view of the matter. The brief adjudicative proceeding shall be conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, RCW 34.05.482-494.

WAC 132V-400-040. DECISION. Within ten (10) calendar days of the conclusion of the brief adjudicative proceedings, the presiding officer shall give each party a written decision which shall include a brief statement of the reasons for the decision and, in the event of a decision adverse to the student, the period of loss of eligibility to participate in college-supervised athletic events or activities. Any party shall have the right to present, within five (5) calendar days of notification of the presiding officer's decision, a written request for review directed to the dean for student services appealing the decision or the period of loss of eligibility. The request for review shall explain the party's view of the matter. The dean's decision on the appeal will be in writing, including a brief statement of the reasons for the decision, and will be the final decision of the college.


To comply with Chapter 69.41 RCW which prohibits the possession, use or sale of legend drugs, including anabolic steroids.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

All individuals registered for classes at Tacoma Community College.


Previous Board Policy Manual Section 3.7100 Loss of Eligibility – Student Athletic Participation

Chapter 69.41 RCW


"Dean of Students" for the TCC campus is the Vice President of Student affairs or their designee (TCC does not have a "Dean of Students").

"or activities" refers to TCC's competitive athletics programs affiliated with the NWAC.

"Legend drugs” means any drugs which are required by state law or regulation of the pharmacy quality assurance commission to be dispensed on prescription only or are restricted to use by practitioners only.