YVC Policies and Procedures

Washington Administrative Code (WAC). In general, the college publishes a rule in the WAC when the rule:

  • can result in sanctions if not followed,
  • governs institution hearings, or
  • governs qualification for any benefit or privilege conferred by law, unless the rule involves only internal institution management or specified academic matters, employment relationships, or fiscal processes (RCW 34.05.010).

Additionally, there are a few laws (RCW and USC) that require implementation through the promulgation of WAC rules (Example: FERPA).

Board Policies govern the administration of the college. Board policies are generally broad in scope and are usually unchanged by modifications to operational practices and procedures.  They provide a fundamental, philosophical basis for operation. They are approved by the Board of Trustees and are subsequently implemented by the President.

Administrative Procedures govern the daily operations of the college. They generally consist of an ordered statement of actions, steps, or processes to be followed in carrying out the work, assignments, or functions of the college. They are approved by Administrative Council, which is comprised of the president, vice presidents, deans, and directors.

Review and Approval Process

The vice president for administrative services, in collaboration with Administrative Council, coordinates the review and revision of the college’s policies and procedures to ensure they are up-to-date and compatible with the current organizational infrastructure and college mission.

Board Policies and Administrative Procedures are categorized into five areas with oversight assigned to the appropriate college administrator as shown below.

Category Responsible Administrator
1.00 Administrative Vice President for Administrative Services
2.00 Executive President
3.00 Instructional Vice President for Instruction and Student Services
4.00 Personnel and Payroll Director of Human Resources
5.00 Student Vice President for Instruction and Student Services
6.00 Technology Director of Technology Services

Proposals for revision to or creation of Board Policies and Administrative Procedures are presented to the Administrative Council by the appropriate college administrator indicated in the above table.

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Rules


Regulations of executive branch agencies are issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. The WAC codifies the regulations and arranges them by subject or agency.

WAC ChapterDescription
132P-24Criminal trespass.
132P-33Student rights and responsibilities.
132P-40Children in college activities.
132P-116Yakima Valley College parking and traffic regulations.
132P-136Facility use for other than first amendment activities.
132P-142Use of Yakima Valley College District 16 facilities for first amendment activities.
132P-156College housing.
132P-160Admission and registration procedures.
132P-276Public records.
132P-325Regulation on State Environmental Policy Act.