Notification of sex offender
Under the provisions of the Wetterling Act/Megan's Law, the college is responsible for providing a way in which its members can be informed when a convicted sex offender has become part of the campus community, either through enrollment or employment. Subsection (d) of the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act amended the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to permit educational institutions to disclose sex offender information received under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) and community notification program.
Students will be notified through the Student Notes communication system. Student Notes is posted on each residence hall floor, at each department office, and on college bulletin boards in each campus building. Employees will be notified through Campus Update when information becomes available. Campus Update is published on a regular basis during the year and distributed throughout the campus community.
When the college is notified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) that a level 2 or level 3 sex offender is enrolled or employed at the campus, Student Notes and Campus Update, under the heading of "Sex Offender Notice", will direct concerned individuals to go to the University Police website Local Sex Offender Registry page for information. The University Police website also contains a link under Sex Offender Registry to the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) where more information is available.
The above text was taken from Student Notes dated September 12, 2006.