2.3.8: Sex Offender Registration Policy

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act is a Federal law enacted in October 2002 that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders who are either enrolled as students or working at institutions of higher education. The Act amended the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. Under the provisions of this Act, any person who is required to register under a State sex offender registration program must notify the State when the registrant enrolls at an institution of higher education or is employed at such an institution. Additionally, the sex offender registrant must notify the State of any change in enrollment or employment at an institution of higher learning. The State will provide a list of registered sex offenders who have indicated they are either enrolled or employed at the University to Campus Security.

In accordance with the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act (as amended by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act), the University shall publish a statement in each Annual Campus Safety and Security/Crime Statistic Report where the list of registered sex offenders can be found.

The University encourages members of the campus community who wish to be informed of the identities of registered sex offenders residing in the surrounding area to contact the local law enforcement agency.