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Notification of Registered Sex Offenders



To increase the awareness, safety and welfare of students and staff of Wenatchee Valley College by providing timely and appropriate notification of the enrollment of a convicted sexual offender. This notification shall comply with applicable state law.


Pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, Wenatchee Valley College is authorized to notify the college community if a registered sex offender may be expected on or near a Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Supersedes 2.P.12
Adopted by the board of trustees: 4/11/01
Revised and adopted by the board of trustees: 9/19/07
Last reviewed: __/__/__

Related policies and procedures
1000.220 Notification of Enrolled Sex Offenders Procedure



  1. The vice president of student services (VPSS) or designee will request notification form law enforcement when a sexual offender registers locally.
  2. Pursuant to RCW 4.24.550 and upon learning of the enrollment and or/ presence of a convicted sexual offender at a Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) campus, the VPSS or designee will execute the following procedures:
    1. Review all relevant and necessary information provided by law enforcement personnel and assess the safety issues posed for students, employees and children on campus.
    2. The VPSS and the safety & security emergency manager (SSEM) will interview all Level II and III sex offenders attending Wenatchee Valley College. The student will be informed of the notification procedure and conditions of enrollment, as well as, provided with information regarding rights, responsibilities and privacy protections of students. Based on information received from law enforcement and the interview, WVC may impose conditions of enrollment which the offender must abide by while attending WVC. Violation of these conditions may result in disciplinary action and notification of law enforcement.
    3. The VPSS will release the identity and information according to the guidelines below. The registrar will coordinate the notification process.
  3. Notification will correspond with the classification level in the following manner:

Level I - Low Risk (to reoffend). The vast majority of registered sex offenders are classified as Level I offenders. These individuals may be first time offenders and are usually known by their victims. They normally have not exhibited predatory type characteristics and most have successfully participated or are participating in approved treatment programs.

  1. Vice president of instruction, deans of instruction and professional programs will be given a list of offenders and updated information as needed.
  2. Faculty and staff in whose program/courses the offender is enrolled in will be notified by email.
  3. Student employment office will be given a list of offenders and updated information as needed.
  4. Student services will keep current a list of offenders and update information as needed.

Level II - Medium Risk (to reoffend). Level II sex offenders have more than one victim and the abuse may be long term. These offenders usually groom their victims and may use threats to commit their crimes. They are considered a higher risk to re-offend because of the nature of their previous crime(s) and lifestyle (drug/alcohol abuse and/or other criminal activity). Some have refused to participate or failed to complete approved treatment programs. Level II sex offenders must have also met with the VPSS and SSEM.

  1. All Level I notifications.

Level III - High Risk (to reoffend). Level III sex offenders are the greatest risk to the community. Most are predatory, have other violent crime convictions, refused treatment, and are known substance abusers. Level III sex offenders must have also met with the VPSS and SSEM.

  1. All Level I and Level II notifications.
  2. Information provided to college employees via campus mail and/or listserve.
  3. VPSS or designee will provide notification to the classes in which the offender is enrolled.
  4. Public Notification: “Sex Offender Release” is posted on various bulletin boards around the campus by student services.

Supersedes 2.A.12
Approved by the president’s cabinet: 8/1/07, 1/20/15, 1/27/17
Presented to the board of trustees: 10/17/07, 2/18/15, 2/15/17
Last reviewed: __/__/__
Procedure contact: Student Services

Related policies and procedures
000.220 Notification of Enrolled Sex Offender Policy