Registered Sex Offenders

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as amended by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which require each institution of higher education to disclose information concerning registered sex offenders.

Policy

In accordance with the "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the following link is provided to the Sex Offender Registry: nsopw.gov/core/publicregistrysites.

The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also mandates sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries a vocation or is a student. Unlawful use of the information for purposes of intimidating or harassing another is prohibited by law.

Definitions

Convicted Sex Offender—a person convicted of a crime involving a sexual offense that is required to register with government authorities.

Minor Child—a child under the age of 18, with the exception of properly enrolled students and employees.

Procedures/Guidelines

I. Sex Offender Registration Procedure

All registered sex offenders are required to self-report their status to Campus Safety upon employment or enrollment at Lynn University. If designated as a registered sex offender after employment or enrollment, the self-reporting must occur within three working days of the designation. Failure to self-report may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or enrollment.

II. Employment and Enrollment of Sex Offenders

A. Employment

Registered sex offenders are not barred from employment or enrollment at the University. Limitations and restrictions on employment and enrollment must be reasonable, job related (for employees), and directly related to areas of potential risk. Registered sex offenders are, however, prohibited from working in or being on the premises, without proper authority, of any area of the University that is designated to provide service/care to minor children. They are also prohibited from working in the University residential housing and being present in the living areas of residential housing. Other locations on campus and/or events may be added at the discretion of the administration.

B. Enrollment

Registered sex offenders are prohibited from living in University residential housing and being present in the living areas of University residential housing. Other locations on campus and/or events may be added at the discretion of the administration.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Campus Safety.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018